Sunday, August 5, 2012

Project Runway Challenge - Week 2

My lovely friend Bee over at Bee Polished came up with the great idea to do a Project Runway themed challenge. Each week, we'll be doing a new mani based on that week's outfits. I'm starting off with Week 2 - Unconventional Materials.

The contestants had to create a garment using candy and other merchandise from Dylan's Candybar.
The winner using rocky candy and some licorice to create a lovely floral dress. Bee also chose this garment for her design, so go check hers out! :) Her manis are always really refined and beautiful. I really liked this dress, but I do think Ven, the designer, is a bit cocky.

On my left hand I actually tried to recreate the design on the actual dress. I started with a white base and then sponged on some light pink, purple, and yellow randomly. I actually wore that alone for 2 days because life just got in the way. haha. I finally put the black lines on tonight.

 I didn't want to attempt the flower design on my right hand considering it won't last part tomorrow evening. I just did a black crackle over the sponged colors. I'm sure lots of you are "over" crackle polishes, but I think I'll always like them. Just not for every day.

I'm clearly a little behind considering last Thursday was Week 3, but we just decided to start this, so I will make sure to keep up with the weeks from this point on and I'll go back and do Week 1 and 3 in the next week or two.

If you'd like to join in with this challenge, please do and share your manis with us so we can pimp your blog!

Check out our other friend Emma's blog! She is also participating in the Project Runway challenge and she really does some stunning nail art.


  1. Yours came out awesome too Jewli!!! I love the sponging!!

  2. I love the stained glass roses look on your first hand! I for sure thought that Ven had an awesome look on that challenge! Love the PR inspired themes too!

  3. This is so awesome! I've watched all of one episode of Project Runway, and it was this one--and I totally loved this dress too! Seriously fabulous recreation! ♥

  4. Hi Jewli! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can see the award and it's requirements here


  5. These are awesome! I really liked that dress, very cool graphic for such a teeny dress. I love how you translated it to your nails; my favorites are your thumb and pinkie where you make the pattern recede into the very center of the flower. Great job :)