I finally made it all the way around the 31 day nail polish challenge! And it only took me, what, 9 months? Anyways, that’s not important! If you weren’t around for the beginning of the challenge (and the blog), here you can see all of the days! If you want to read the original posts I’ll leave the links down below. Continue reading
It felt right for me to combine the last two days of the challenge because the nail art I wanted to honor was also a tutorial by the YouTuber Packapunchpolish and I knew from the moment I saw it that I’d have to do that!
I’m still trying to figure out how to properly watermarble – I’m not quite all the way there yet, but don’t they say that practice makes perfect? I’ve certainly gotten better at the other techniques the more I’ve practised them.
- China Glaze – Treblemaker
- Essie – Blanc
- Rimmel London – Bewitch
Essie – Blanc
L’Oréal – 404 Scarlet Vamp
Yeah, so I wasn’t just inspired by ONE flag for this challenge day, but 5! I chose to do the 5 flags for the 5 nordic countries: Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark (from thumb to pinky).
I cannot BELIEVE how straight these lines are! That, I did not expect! Yes, they could be straighter, but I expected them to WAY more wobbly than they are! I did this on my dominant hand as well and they’re actually also pretty straight – what just happened there??
I used Essie’s Blanc and L’Oréal’s Banana Pop (for the Swedish flag) as my base colors and then I used generic stripers in red and blue.
I found this image through a Google search, and for some reason it makes me happy to look at. Then it is also a plus that I could really see the potential for a manicure in here as well, so of course this photo had to inspire day 27 of the challenge! (Not many days left now..)
The video is a bit narrow – I hadn’t realized until after I’d finished filming that I’d turned the camera the wrong way, but I still wanted to share it with you guys, so bear with me 😉
I found this picture on Pinterest and my manicure for day 26 was inspired by this.
Thank God it is only supposed to be ‘inspired by’ and not ‘recreate’, because it doesn’t look quite as close to the inspiration as I had hoped, but it still looks pretty neat.
Right now, we’re seeing lace everywhere!
I myself really like lace! My favorite dress right now looks very similar to the white one above. What gave me the inspiration for this particular manicure was my new bra that I showed you in my previous post:
Here is what I came up with:
Lace is actually really hard to do freehand but I did the best I could 😉
Essie – Help me grow (base coat)
Rimmel London salon pro – Rhythm and blues (blå)
Seche Vite (Top coat)
Oh no, not another manicure inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, you might say. But yes. Because I only just recently got on the Fifty Shades wave, and I’m kinda addicted now!
I got the books for christmas, but I had no desire to read them – I actually only kept them because I couldn’t exchange them. And I certainly had no intention to see the movie. I actually found it embarrassing to have the books on my shelf and I kept them in the back because I was afraid people would judge me for it. But as it turns out, I only felt that way because of what people had said about the books and the movie, because when I actually read the books, they were not at all as bad and embarrassing as people had said! They were actually pretty good!
A friend of mine came home from the cinema and told me that the movie was really great, so I surrendered and read the books – I really wanted to know what the fuss was about. And once I picked up the first one, I didn’t stop reading until I closed the third one. I read all three books in 4 days – crazy days. I even went to the cinema twice to see it – I had a free ticket, so why not use it to watch Jamie Dornan for 2 hours?
Anyways, I’m getting off topic. I know that many people has their take on nail art inspired by the books and movie, this is mine:
I started by painting each nail a different shade of Grey (get it?). I actually considered leaving it like this, because I think the ombre-effect across your nails looks pretty cool, but I decided to take it further with some striping tape and a gradient with all 5 colours.
I like how it is a different colour that shines through the gradient on each nail.
What do you think?
As I said in the previous day 23 post, I had trouble deciding between two movies, so I just did both!
I am a huge 9gagger (not that I’ve ever posted anything myself, but that’s beyond the point) and every so often posts about the movie UP! pops up (mostly in comparison with other love stories) and it did so the other day when I was going to create the design for this challenge day. I had some inspiration from Google Images, but I didn’t use one particular photo for inspiration, so I won’t link to any.
Sally Hansen – Vitamin Sea
Sally Hansen – Tahitian Sunset
Essie – Mesmerized
Essie – Watermelon
Maybelline Color Show – Winter Baby
L’Oréal Paris – Banana Pop
Depend – 91
Depend – 39
Geez guys, sorry for the lack of nail-related posts (or posts in general) – I’ve been testing out Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel Polishes in order to give my review of them.
So, back on track with the 31 day (Ha!) challenge – day 23 – inspired by a movie (perhaps part 1 as I couldn’t decide between two movies)
This manicure is inspired by How to train your dragon (the first one!). I only saw the original movie as the second was already in theaters (which I immediately went to see!), but I absolutely loved it! Toothless is so adorable! I even ended up reading the book too. So of course I had to do some nail art inspired by that! I didn’t really know how to do it, but after a quick google/YouTube search, I found a great tutorial on it. I tried painting on the eyes as well, but they didn’t look like I wanted them to, so I just ended up creating 10 similar nails.
Sally Hansen base and top coat
OPI matte top coat
Maybelline Color Show (Winter Baby) + (Nearly Black)
Gina Tricot (Black Denim)
Here is the finished look!
Maybelline Color Show (Nearly Black) has the prettiest multicoloured shimmer that unfortunately I wasn’t able to create on camera, so here are the pictures I used in my recent One Coat Wonders-post