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Last month, I entered the Rite Aid Nail Extravaganza nail art contest. I was not one of the finalists so I can show you the design I created for the contest. (I am a sad Lamb...)
I'm disappointed because I thought it was a snazzy design that incorporated a lot of trends and was easy to do.
However, there were a lot of really amazing designs's cool. I look forward to seeing the finalists and kind of don't envy that they will be judged by Essie AND Suzi. (I know little to nothing about this Julie G. All I know is that I did not care for the first nail collection with her name on it. The new one seems okay.)
So, allow me to show you what I did and break it all down.

 Cancun Sunrise by MightyLambchop

I had to give this one a name and since it makes me think of all my trips to Cancun, there ya go.
I tried to incorporate some of the big trends. Thus a neon sponged gradient/tape manicure. I really love it and I think it looks fabulous. Of course, I agonized over the creation and almost killed myself in getting it just so.

Here is what I used and how:

Nail polish used were WNW French White Creme, Sinful Fusion/Fashion Neon, Summer Peach and Neon Melon. (There's a rant about Sinful and their naming practices in there but I'll save that for another time.)
I applied two coats of white and then sponged pink, orange and yellow from cuticle to tip. Once that was dry, I cut thin strips of blue painter's tape and applied them diagonally to the nails. Two more coats of white went over the tape and I let dry for a fairly long time. I was worried about smudging so I waited longer than usual. 
I removed the tape, cleaned up and applied Out The Door top coat. Finally, I used a sugar scrub on my hands, washed and then applied cuticle oil. 

Pretty simple, no? I'm glad I entered and challenged myself a bit. I never enter contests, giveaways and such.
I'm especially proud of this look and I will definitely be doing it again. So, that means I WIN. Yay me!

Thank you for coming by. Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Reminds me of a bathing suit I once had :P

    1. Ha! I sure hope it was a bathing suit you liked...

  2. Well *I* love it. Great use of white, which I typically am not a big fan of. :) Awesome job!

    1. Thank you very much! I'm so glad you like it. I received a lot of compliments on it so that's validation enough. would've been pretty snazzy to get some nail goodies. ;)

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    1. Thanks Erica. I'm really proud of it. And, YAY for finding another nail polish obsessed person in town!

  4. Very beautiful design and colors!

    1. Thank you for the compliment, Lani. I really enjoyed this look and I will definitely do it again.


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