Saturday, September 21, 2013

31DC2013 Day 21: Inspired by a Color (Color Club Wild Cactus)

As with the other years that I've done the challenge, I've chosen to interpret "inspired by a color" as "inspired by a specific polish color's name." I've never fully understood what "inspired by a color" means, especially when we've already done colors in the first part of the challenge.

I was brainstorming with my friend Kristi and she suggested that I do cactus nail art based on my Pretty and Polished collaboration polish, Me, Myself, and Cacti. I loved the idea of doing cactus nail art but realized that I had a polish that would work even better -- Color Club Wild Cactus.

The cacti are painted freehand using Wild Cactus over a gradient base of China Glaze Highlight of My Summer and Zoya Purity.




Did you know that the Saguaro cactus blossom is the state flower here in Arizona? And that harming a Saguaro is illegal by state law? We have these beautiful cacti all over the place. They grow extremely tall and have varying numbers of arms in different shapes. I decided to show a more classic Saguaro silhouette.

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24 comments

  1. do you mean china glaze highlight of my summer or something like that? because i have that's shore bright (i only remember because i made a dumb joke about the name in one of my videos haha) and it's purple... JUST CHECKIN THIS IS A GREAT MANI THOUGH I LOVE PRINTS LIKE THIS

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  2. These cacti are so cute! I want to wear a 50's style dress with this print! I'll let you know if I find one..
    Yeah, I totally had to copy your method for interpreting today's prompt. Much more successful than if I had just gone for a color (especially if we had already done it in the challenge!).

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  3. Holy BRAIN FART! Thanks for the catch Candice! I shouldn't blog late at night, sheesh.

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  4. Hey I live in AZ, too! I was so excited to see some cactus nails just pop up in my reader. These are so beautiful, I love our cacti!

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  5. Cathy - More Nail PolishSeptember 22, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    Love these classic cactus shapes, but you know I've never seen a cactus that shape in real life! Great mani!

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  6. omg adore these nails!!!!!!!! www.verityforster.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Absolutely love this design, it is so much fun!

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  8. These are wonderful so unique and creative :) every little detail looks perfect!

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  9. I am the same way, as a Phoenix native I am so excited to see anything AZ. And these cacti are wonderful!

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  10. These are very fab!!. I swatched this colour not long ago!. How come you have such perfectly pale skin when you live in Arizona?!. Is it that you're indoors painting your nails all the time and never see the light of day?! LOL!! From one paley to another! GxXx

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  11. It's too hot to go outside here! ;)

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  12. It must be pretty crazy. I feel for you!! GxXx

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  13. i am so obsessed with this!

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  14. So cool! I loooove how soft the background gradient came out :).

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  15. Please share me more.. it's really good. I hope you have more information about this article.. .. Thanks..!!!!!

    The Raven

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  16. They are so cute! I just posted a picture of a recreation on my blog. I linked back to this post of course, I just thought you might want to know. Bye :)

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