Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Beauty Minions Assignment Sep 25

Whew!  We survived the Challenge and I want to say "congratulations" to all of the wonderful ladies who participated!  Everyone did such a great job with all the designs!

I want to start back into the swing of things with something a little different.  I was invited by the lovely Mary  Mich (a.k.a. dreamyMM Nails and Make Up) to join a Facebook group called Beauty Minions.  The idea behind this group is a blogger, Heather from My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream, wanted girls who love to do nail art and makeup to create designs based on her criteria every couple weeks and she would feature them on her blog.

This is my first "assignment" for this group, and it was due yesterday.  I was able to get this design done before the Challenge started, but Heather prefers that we wait to feature it on our own blogs until after she has published her blog post with all the entries for the assignment, so that worked out perfectly with the timing of the Challenge.

The criteria for this was that, because it is Heather's 2 year blog anniversary, we had to do nail or makeup designs inspired by her blog background or header.  First I will show you what I had to work with, then I will  show you the design I came up with.

Header for My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream 
Background for My Husband Ate All My Ice Cream
So I decided to go with the background option rather than the header.

I wasn't sure I could accomplish the bluebirds, so I left those out, but I did the silver vertical striping and the skull and crossbones, which was my very first attempt at one, and it's hand painted :D

The colours I used are Julep Jessica, which really is the perfect base colour for any nail art!  Then I used Jordana Pop Art Star Designer striping polish and Jordana black for the base colour and detail work on the skull and crossbones.  Then I topped it off with Essie Matte About You topcoat to take the shine out so it looks more like a computer screen ;)

I hope everyone enjoys this design.  It is something out of my personal style and comfort zone, but I really loved this!  Heather, I hope I did you proud :)  Check out what the rest of the Beauty Minions did here!  Can't wait to see what the next assignment is :D


  1. Wow you have done such a design honey! I honestly am so happy you joined...
    My love to you!

    1. Thank you Mary! As soon as I looked at her blog background I could picture in my head what I was going to be doing! :D

  2. OMGosh! This is so neat...and what a great challenge. I hope we do another challenge very soon at EN&M!

    1. Defiitely, there will be one in November! So glad you liked it! :D


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