I’ve decided that today’s mani is going to be the last one for the 31DC2016 challenge for now. I was really excited for the challenge, but when September rolled around, it turned out to be… More
I always really like the flower prompt, but I always struggle a bit to come up with new ideas for this prompt because I often make flowers for other prompts (or other manis) as well.
Alright, on to today’s second post – and I’m all caught up on the challenge again!
This prompt is probably one of my least favorite ones – animal print. I don’t usually gravitate towards animal print in clothes or nail art or anything, and I feel like it’s hard to come up with something that hasn’t been seen a million times before.
I got home kinda late yesterday, and I wasn’t feel all too well, so I decided to give myself the night off and relax. So today, you get two posts – I gotta catch back up to the challenge!
This first one of the two is with stripes. Mine only have one stripe each, but given the fact that I have ten fingers, that totals up to stripes in plural.. That counts.. right? Anyway, I say it does, because I really love how this looks!
It’s actually been hard having to wait for this day to do polka dots. Dots are one my favorite (and most used) accents.
This is my first attempt at a reciprocal gradient. First, I made a gradient (purple to orange), then I applied striping tape and sponged on another gradient in the opposite way than before (orange to purple) and removed the tape.
I hope you can see the gradients – in hindsight, the two polishes might not have been the best option.. Continue reading “31DC2016: Day 10 Gradient”
Okay, I went a little crazy today.. I topped all of my nails up with loose glitters in rainbow colors. It looks pretty cool, but it’s definitely not a look I’d recommend for everyday use unless you have plenty of time to wait for it to dry – I had to use two pretty thick coats of top coat for this, and it took forever to dry. Continue reading “31DC2016: Day 09 Rainbow Nails”
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I’m sure I’m not the only one who is jumping on the mirror chrome powder trend for today’s prompt. However, my mirror effect looks more distressed or like an old mirror for three reasons. 1) my mirror powder is not the best version out there Continue reading “31DC2016: Day 08 Metallic Nails”
I was in the mood for dark nails today, so it was perfect that today’s prompt is black and white.
I created this look with a fan brush, and I really like it. It’s subtle, but interesting, and I’m actually really sad that I have to take it off so soon again. Plus, it was super easy to do – it only took me about 10 minutes to do. Continue reading “31DC2016: Day 07 Black and White Nails”
The 31 Day Nail Polish Challenge is all about pushing your own limits of what you can do and trying new techniques. I’ve only attempted a splatter mani once before, and I couldn’t really get it to look like I wanted to. For this challenge, I decided to try again. This time, I was able to get it to work, but I haven’t really decided whether I like the look or not.. Continue reading “31DC2016: Day 06 Violet Nails”
Ever since I did rose nail art for the first time, I’ve been wanting to do it again, but I didn’t want to do the exact same thing again, which stopped me. Then, I saw on pinterest that people made blue roses, and I thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?”. So here it is!
I actually tried my hand at some lace stamping on the nails without roses, but someone needs to give me a stamping course, because that stuff just isn’t working for me.. My clear stamper doesn’t pick up the image (is it just a bad stamper?), and I suck at lining the image up on my nail with a regular stamper. So I ended up hand painting this instead – I just feel more comfortable with that than with stamping. Continue reading “31DC2016: Day 05 Blue Nails”