Blue Leaves and Glitter

These nails were my first attempt at blue nails for 31DC2017, but I scrapped them because they weren’t completely to my liking. However, I still wanted to show them to you, because they actually took quite a while to do 😀

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Polishes used:

  • OPI – Alpine Snow
  • Color Club – Take me to your chateau
  • Vivien Konder – Blue
  • W7 – Crushed Pineapple
  • Color Club – Beyond the Mistletoe

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31DC2017: Wrap Up

With this post, I conclude this years 31 day nail polish challenge! I always feel a little bit proud of myself when I finish it, because it really is A LOT of work, and especially towards the end, you just want to be done with it. I think there are some good manicures here – overall, I think I was more pleased with last year’s challenge, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

Here you can see all of the 31 manicures – if you want to take a closer look at one of them, the headings are links to the original posts. I will talk about my personal favorites in the bottom of this post.

Day 1 – Red                                Day 2 – Orange                               Day 3 – Yellow

1+2+3

Day 4 – Green                                Day 5 – Blue                                  Day 6 – Violet

4+5+6

Day 7 – Black & White                      Day 8 – Metallic                             Day 9 – Rainbow

7+8+9

Day 10 – Gradient                     Day 11 – Polka Dots                       Day 12 – Stripes

10+11+12

Day 13 – Animal Print                    Day 14 – Flowers                     Day 15 – Delicate Print

13+14+15

Day 16 – Geometric                        Day 17 – Glitter                        Day 18 – Half Moons

16+17+18

Day 19 – Galaxies                            Day 20 – Water Marble             Day 21 – Inspired by a color

19+20+21

Day 22 – Inspired by a song      Day 23 – Inspired by a movie      Day 24 – Inspired by a book

22+23+24

Day 25 – Inspired by fashion  Day 26 – Inspired by pattern  Day 27 – Inspired by artwork

25+26+27

Day 28 – Inspired by a flag                             Day 29 – Inspired by the supernatural

28+29

Day 30 – Inspired by a tutorial                               Day 31 – Honor nails you love

30+31

My favorites are:

What are your favorites?

[31DC2016: Wrap Up]

[31DC2015: Sum Up]

[31DC2014: Wrap Up]

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31DC2017: Day 31 Honor Nails You Love

I have had this screenshot in my phone for a long time of a mani by Clelianna, but I’ve always postponed recreating it because it was done with a decal that I didn’t have. Well, now that I’ve wanted to do it for so long, but still don’t really do decals, I decided to just try a freehand it, and I think it turned out pretty well! Of course, the shade of blue glitter polish that she used was retired by Picture Polish just days before I had a chance to buy it 😦

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Polishes used:

  • Essie – Truth of Flare
  • OPI – Got Your Number
  • Depend – 5042

[31DC2016: Day 31]

[31DC2015: Day 31]

[31DC2014: Day 30+31]

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31DC2017: Day 30 Inspired by a Tutorial

I’ve watched a lot of nail art tutorials over the years, but I don’t do it so much anymore, because I can more or less figure out how it’s done from looking at a picture, but every once in a while, a manicure captures me enough that I’ll watch the tutorial even if I have the technique guessed beforehand. This tutorial by HannahRoxNails was one of those cases, because I really love the look!

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Polishes used:

  • Sally Hansen – Rule of Plum
  • Essie – Watermelon
  • Pieces – Peach Whippe Matte

[31DC2016: Day 30]

[31DC2015: Day 30]

[31DC2014: Day 30+31]

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31DC2017: Day 29 Inspired by the Supernatural

I find the supernatural prompt really hard to do, because I always want to do halloween nails, but that doesn’t necessarily mean supernatural, so I always struggle a little bit to come up with an idea for today’s prompt. This year, my choice fell on ghosts.

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Polishes used:

  • OPI – Alpine Snow
  • Essie – Licorice

[31DC2016: Day 29]

[31DC2015: Day 29]

[31DC2014: Day 29]

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31DC2017: Day 28 Inspired by a Flag

For this past year I’ve been living in the southern part of Denmark, not too far from the Danish-German border, so Germans and the german language have become a part of my everyday life, so it seemed like the obvious choice to pay tribute to our neighbours for the flag prompt of the challenge.

I tried a technique I’ve never done before for this mani – a fan brush gradient – and I must say that the result is amazing! I got an unintentional sunset vibe with this because of the colors in the flag. I didn’t really get the colors properly blocked on my pinky, but I’ll definitely be using this technique again!

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Polishes used:

  • Black Striper (no name)
  • Red Striper (no name)
  • Yellow Striper (no name)

[31DC2016: Day 28]

[31DC2015: Day 28]

[31DC2014: Day 28]

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31DC2017: Day 27 Inspired by Artwork

This year, I wasn’t inspired by a specific piece of art like previous years, but rather by a style – graffiti!

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Polishes used:

  • OPI – Alpine Snow
  • Rainbow colored stripers
  • Essie – Licorice

[31DC2016: Day 27]

[31DC2015: Day 27]

[31DC2014: Day 27]

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31DC2017: Day 26 Inspired by a Pattern

I went to Google and searched ‘pattern’ to find the inspiration for today’s nails. There were a lot of really good options, but ultimately, I settled on this pattern because I remembered that I had these glitters in my drawer so that I could do it as glitter placement. I thought about filling the entire nail, but I doubt I would have had the patience for that!

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Polishes used:

  • Essie – Licorice
  • Born Pretty Store holographic Rhombus Glitters in silver and gold

[31DC2016: Day 26]

[31DC2015: Day 26]

[31DC2014: Day 26]

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31DC2017: Day 25 Inspired by Fashion

I work for a webshop that sells children’s clothes, so I see a lot of that everyday. That’s why it’s only natural that I found my fashion inspiration there. I was inspired by these cute little grey shoes with silver dots on them.

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Polishes used:

  • Color Club – Lady Holiday
  • Essie – Apres-chic

[31DC2016: Day 25]

[31DC2015: Day 25]

[31DC2014: Day 25]

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31DC2017: Day 24 Inspired by a Book

This year, I was not inspired by a single book for day 24, but rather by an entire genre. I’ve been really into reading LGBT books for quite a few months now because they have a different set of issues than the books I usually read (mainly chick-lit). So I am dedicating this mani to all of the amazing books that I have read, and to all the ones I will be reading as I get through my to-read pile on Goodreads.

I did these hearts as nail decals on my silicone mat. I cut a heart out in regular scotch tape and created these rainbow colored hearts.

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Polishes used:

  • OPI – Alpine Snow
  • Rainbow colored stripers

[31DC2016: Day 24]

[31DC2015: Day 24]

[31DC2014: Day 24]

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