June/July Challenge: Inspired by Bathing Suit

Good morning everyone! I know that I’m out of order here in the challenge manis – hope you’ll forgive me! For a reminder, I’m doing a June/July nail challenge with the Hobby Polish Bloggers’ group. Here’s the list:


So today, I have for you a manicure inspired by a bathing suit. Here is my manicure next to my inspiration:

Sinful Colors New Wave and Lavander

I used 2 coats of Sinful Colors New Wave as a base, then used one of my new favorites, Sinful Colors Lavander, to make the squares.
Sinful Colors New Wave and Lavander

Sinful Colors New Wave and Lavander

I’m not happy with how the squares came out, I really do need a thinner brush. Here is the brush I am using now:
Nail Art Brush

Nail Art Brush

If you use a nail art brush, do you use one that is thinner than this? Do you have any recommendations? What do you think about my inspiration and how I carried it out? Don’t forget to see what the other ladies are up to:

Have a great weekend, as always,

18 thoughts on “June/July Challenge: Inspired by Bathing Suit

  1. I love it! I think the squares look great 🙂 I used a brush set I got at Sally’s that had a long striping brush, a shorter striping brush, a short detail brush, and a flat brush for cleanup. But you don’t need to go get a new set; there’s a great video from MrCandiiPants on YouTube that explains how to trim your brush using nail clippers!

  2. So pretty! I thought it was a stamp that conveniently had the same pattern as the bathing suit, at first. I use a 10/0 paint brush for my detail work, but I keep meaning to get a 5/0 one for tiny work… I got mine on sale for like a dollar at the art materials store because when I want a new brush I want it NOW and don’t have time to wait for shipping. lol

    • Oh, I am the same way. Thanks for mentioning the dimensions (not sure if right word) of the brushes, when I go to Michaels or Hobby Lobby next time, I will check and see what they have. 🙂

  3. That is such a pretty design and I love the way the colors work together. I really really really want to join a challenge but I am such a failure at putting things up on time. I’ve only ever done one 31 day challenge and it took like 5 months to get it done. LOL

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