Recreation: December 2014

In December 2014, I did nail art related to christmas, but I also did some not related to anything. As it turns out, I am pretty pleased with the christmas themed ones; you can see them here. However, this gradient mani turned out nicely, but I remember where I was going with it, and that’s not where I ended. You can kinda see where the striping tape left indentations, but I ended up doing the gradient over top of it after I’d removed the striping tape because it’d riped some of the polish off.

December 2014

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December 2015

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I had some troubles with the striping tape ripping up the polish underneath – I gotta have more patience and let the polish dry more before putting on the tape.. In this case it didn’t matter too much since my naked nail color is so similar to the light pink. I’m not sure that I’m more satisfied with the recreation than the original, though..

Polishes used:

  • Essie – Muchi, Muchi
  • Essie – A Cut Above
  • Sally Hansen – Good To Grape

Recreation: november 2014

In november 2014, the 31 day nail polish challenge 2014 took up most of my nail art-time. For day 12 I attempted a manicure with stripes, but since I didn’t have any striping tape at that time, I had to free-hand the stripes, which made the whole thing a little messy. It’s always bothered me, because I really like the idea and the color combination. That makes this manicure a perfect contender for my recreation-series! Continue reading

Recreation: october 2014

Since my blog has celebrated its first birthday, I thought it could be super fun to go back and choose a nail design I did in a particular month last year and recreate it to honor it and see how much better I’ve gotten since. There are many of my first design that had very much potential, but my talent at the time often didn’t live up to what I had in mind.

My blog turned 1 year in late september, but I didn’t get around to the nail art until october, so october 2014 is the first month with nail designs to recreate.
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31DC2015: Day 31 Honor Nails You Love

Today is the very last day of the 31 day nail polish challenge, which is  good timing since I’ve gotten myself a good old-fashioned cold. I’m really pleasantly suprised by the end result of today’s manicure since I could only get through one hand before feeling queesy and having to stop.

The nails I decided to honor was a manicure I’ve had pinned for some time now – they’re made by bettinanails – honestly, I’ve never seen anything else of her work, but these are just amazing! Continue reading

Manicure of the day #13: Inspired by Woodennails

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!

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I like how these kind of look like thunder
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.

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Sorry about the band-aid here, I cut 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.

What do you think? Did I do her design justice?