Sunday, January 19, 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet #3: weather

Good morning! It's time once again for FingerFood's Theme Buffet! The prompt for this week was "weather". I decided to recreate another mani I did about a year ago (pic is down below).

First, today's nails:

It's a beautiful day! (Unlike the weather here lately!) I started with a gradient of Zoya Blu and Wet 'n' Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint. Then I made the clouds by sponging on Maybelline Porcelain Party with a little corner of a makeup sponge. The trick to doing clouds is to make sure there's not too much polish on your sponge--you want the clouds to be fuzzy and translucent. Finally, I painted the hot air balloon with Revlon Red Carpet, Sally Hansen Lightening, China Glaze Hanging in the Balance, and Julep Otte; I sponged one more cloud on over the balloon to give a little 3D effect.

Now here's my old mani that inspired this one:

The clouds are a little heavy-handed, but I still love this mani! I don't think I would have been able to manage the balloon a year ago though. :-)

Don't forget to check out the rest of today's challenge manis below or by following the Pinterest board!


  1. Awww the little balloon is way too cute!!

  2. ooH el globo ha quedado muy bien, me recuerda a la pelicula UP

  3. I don't think your clouds are heavy handed AT ALL. They actually came off very light and fluffy to me :) AMAZING work. Love the balloon too!

  4. Those clouds are so light and fluffy, they are perfect! Nice job!

  5. Beautiful <3 The cloud are so light and wispy and dream-like. I'm always in awe of your talent