Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pond Pumpkins!

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We are in the home stretch of the 31 Day Challenge! Tomorrow is the last day - it's happy and sad all at the same time! But, we can talk about that more tomorrow. Today's prompt is "follow a tutorial." I decided since it was getting close to Halloween I would do my first Halloween mani for the year from a tutorial that I've wanted to try since last Halloween!



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Grimm Inspired Nail Art

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It's "supernatural" day in the 31 Day Challenge and I have some nail art inspired by one of my favorite shows - Grimm! 



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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Super Mario Brothers - Take Two

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Good evening! Today's prompt in the 31 Day Challenge is "inspired by a flag." Today is my youngest nephew's 4th birthday and he wanted a Super Mario Bros theme. I always make my nephews special cakes on their birthdays, so while I was creating this one I was inspired by the Mario flag at the end of each level!




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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tree of Love

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Good evening! Today's post is going to be a little mushy and more personal than most. Today's theme for the 31 Day Challenge is "inspired by artwork." I decided to dedicate this post to my baby cousin because she got married today! (Also, you might notice a drastic change in my nail length from yesterday's post. I was cleaning like a madwoman today and my nails didn't appreciate it at all.)

I wasn't able to be at the wedding but I was there in spirit. I ran across this lovely painting on Etsy and thought it would be great to try to recreate it, especially since their wedding was outside under some beautiful trees. 





I decided to change the color scheme to coordinate with the colors of the wedding.  It didn't turn out exactly as I had pictured but I still like it. I think I could have done a better job with more room to work with, but I can't change that! Haha I used Zoya Mira and Rocky along with butter LONDON Matte Top Coat.

Shaina and Lane, I hope you have an amazing life together! Love you both! ♥


Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Cotton Candy Diamonds

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Happy Friday! Today's theme or the 31 Day Challenge is "inspired by a pattern." I didn't really have anything in mind so I took to Pinterest and started browsing. I ran across this pattern and thought it was very pretty and different than anything else I've done in the challenge.




To create this look I used the following polishes:

Elevation Polish Wagagai - base and tip color (from the upcoming Africa Collection for October, swatches coming soon!)

Zoya Kirtridge and OPI Mod About You - pink (layered)

OPI Rumples Wiggin and KBShimmer Hugs & Wishes - purple (layered)

Wet 'n Wild I Need a Reresh-Mint (blue)

After I created the gardient I added top coat. Once it was completely dry I used KBShimmer Nail Vinyls and butter LONDON matte top coat to create the diamonds. 

I love the way this turned out! When I told my mom I was using pastels to create my nail art look today her reply was, "that's so not you." Hahaha! She's right. Pastels aren't usually my thing but I do love this mani.

Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Christian Louboutin High Heel Inspired Nails

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Good evening! I knew exactly what I wanted to do for today's  "inspired by fashion" prompt. I remember when Adele did the Louboutin nails a few years ago and the design took off. My nails have always been to short to attempt it but they were long enough today!

Source (shoe photo)


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Winnie the Pooh

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Hello! Today's prompt in the 31 Day Challenge is "inspired by a book." I love reading and I had several books in mind but I was struggling with how to translate them on my nails. I decided I was probably over-thinking it and realized it would be so much easier if I did a children's book. I love Winnie the Pooh so it seemed like a perfect choice!




So from index to pinkie we have Eeyore, Tigger, Pooh and Piglet. Unfortunately you can't see Piglet very well due to a glare. I attempted one of the newer characters, Lumpy (a "heffalump", or elephant), on my thumb. He turned out just looking like a generic elephant and it's late so I had to call it quits.  Once again, if there is a specific color you would like to know please ask me in the comments. 

Thanks for reading and happy polishing! ♥

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