In one of the Facebook groups that I'm in, we've been doing a challenge where every week there is a new photograph posted to use as inspiration for a manicure. Several weeks ago, it was my friend Alyson's turn to post a photo, and she chose a picture she had taken while visiting her sister in Florida. It's posted below, but you can also see it here on Alyson's Instagram account. I also highly recommend checking out her Facebook page, where she posts pictures of her nail art. She's got some mad freehand skills that always leave me completely jealous.
As soon as I saw the picture, I wanted to try to recreate the look of the sky with a saran wrap mani. I started with a base of OPI Mod About You. Once dry, and working one nail at a time, I dabbed different spots of my nail with OPI Rumple's Wiggin' and with Zoya Blu, then tapped my nail with small, balled up pieces of plastic wrap until some of the original base color started to show through.
There were a few times that I reapplied some polish, if I thought there wasn't enough pink (or blue or purple) on a particular nail, and then patted it with some more plastic wrap until I was happy with the final result. I think my favorite nail though was on my ring finger, and I only needed to make one pass with the plastic wrap on that nail.
I was really happy with how these came out. There wasn't as much contrast between the colors with this look as with my last attempt at saran wrap nails, but I love both versions. And I think I did a decent job of mimicking the look of the clouds in Alyson's photo, which was my main goal for this manicure.
So far, this was the only picture from the challenge that I've done a manicure for. I just never got around to doing anything for some of the other weekly pictures that the group members have been posting. And they've been posting some really awesome photos to use as inspiration, so I'm a little disappointed in myself for not making time to try any other looks. But there's a lot more photos to come, so I've got a lot more chances to be inspired on the way.