In just a few short hours some of the girls from my choir are coming to visit me, and I am SO excited! They’re always amazing company.
Today’s manicure was inspired by Woodennails – she did this paintsplatter kind of look for the 31DC and I absolutely loved it! She is very talented, so you should definitely go check out her blog!
I really liked the color combination, but I didn’t have a spare toothbrush to flick on the color with, like she did it, so I did it with the water spotting method instead like I did on day 20 of the challenge. I created the bulls-eye in the water and sprayed on a couple sprays of hairspray to make it seperate before I dipped in my finger.
I wanted to show you both hands, because with this technique, no nails look alike! There is a lot more yellow on the right hand which I was a little unpleased with at first, but now I think it looks pretty cool, and hey – it’s supposed to be different on all ten fingers!
The grey polish is Granite from Pieces and the yellow is Banana Pop by L’Oréal – it’s funny how the grey makes the yellow look like a neon color when it is actually a very sunny yellow.
I actually had something else planned for this day. But then time passed, and I didn’t complete the challenge as quickly as anticipated – I got better at painting my nails and getting ideas, so the challenge fell into the background a bit. And now it is february! Which means Valentine’s Day, if you’re celebrating that. I actually don’t but I suspect a lot of my readers do, so when I thought of this song and the nail art to go with it, I thought it was quite fitting for the season.
The song that inspired me was:
You all know I love the Beatles! Anyway, the song is about love and about sending it to someone. Here is the nail art I came up with:
Actually this was my manicure from two days ago I just didn’t get it uploaded until now..
One week without polish was all I could handle before cracking. But overall, I’m quite proud of myself for lasting that long. But my nails needed the break, and I think I’m going to try to leave my nails naked for at least 24 hours between my manicures from now on to give my nails some air.
I was going to do the water marble-challenge from 31 day challenge which I’m crazily behind on, but then I saw a video on YouTube with a really cool design that I wanted to recreate and the other one just had to wait! Mine is not nearly as pretty, but I was sort of going for a slightly different look anyway.
Here are the polishes I used (apart from base and top coat):
And here is the finished look!
It’s actually funny how quickly you can forget how to apply polish. I practically smeared it all over the place which left a lot of clean up to do.
If you liked my version, then definitely go check out the original version.