Friday, September 7, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day 7- Black and White

Hey guys! Today is the 7th installment of the 31 day challenge. The theme is black and white nails.

My mind has been so preoccupied recently that I keep forgetting to take pictures earlier on in the day. But never fear! I do have the pictures for you all.

One of my favorite shows is the Twilight Zone and it's the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that today would be black and white nails.

I love the way these turned out! Though I should have done them a bit more carefully. I thought they were going to be a lot harder to do but I think this is probably the easiest nail art that I have ever done!
I remember a few years back, (11 years to be exact), I had contacts like this. They were my favorite things to wear. I was 17 at that time and worked as a receptionist for an optometrist and she gifted me the contacts.

I used Wet n Wild Black creme and some white acrylic paint. 

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!!\


Thursday, September 6, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day 6- Purple

Ok ok. So today is supposed to be violet nails but I decided to just make them purple! This post is a bit late today because I've been playing The Sims 3 Supernatural all day! I also have been watching Hocus Pocus. I also got a collapsible light box and an an Ottlite. This week has brought on a lot of fun things!!
I am really loving the way my nails came out!!

I used Hits Powerpuff Girls in Pretty as my base coat. I used various purple acrylic paints. Purple and teal bullion beads and square rhinestones. Oh and star instead of a cherry! My polka dots definitely did not turn out as I wanted. They ended up looking smudged. 

Does anyone have any tips on how to make the rhinestones straight? I tried my hardest and they still ended up crooked haha. 

Tomorrow is day 7 and it called for Black and white nails! I already know what I am going to do and I am sooo excited!

I hope everyone is doing well!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day 5- Blue

I want to apologize in advance if this post seems rushed because quite frankly it is. I have to go to work in 10 minutes and if this is not posted now then I won't be able to post it until midnight.

Today calls for blue nails. I had a hell of a time coming up with an idea for blue nails. I wanted to do a lot of things but didn't have time. So I settled for stamping. I give credit to those ladies who are absolutely amazing and so creative with stamping.

I used Deborah Lippmann On The Beach stamped with China Glaze 2030 and BM Plate 306.
Gosh I can't express enough how much I love this print!!  It's so gorgeous and I love the color combo together.
Even though this was not my first idea for my mani. I must say that I really love it.

Tomorrow's will be more planned out!
I've got to run.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day 4 - Green

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Today is day 4 and it calls for green! I've had this idea in my head for a long time now and this was the perfect opportunity to do it.

I used China Glaze Starboard, Wet n Wild Black Creme, black and white acrylic. Chez Delaney plate A37
Looking at this manicure, I wish I used a lighter green. Perhaps next time!

Can I just add how much I am in love with these nails. They are extremely cute.
I feel like my other nails lack. Hmm time to brain storm some more.
The stitches look a bit boring. 

I really dig the way my green nails turned out.Hopefully, I can kick it up a notch!

See you tomorrow on Day 5 Blue nails!


Monday, September 3, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day 3- Yellow

Today is day 3 and it calls for yellow nails.  I work with kids with Autism so two of them helped me come up with the concept by drawing it on paper for me first.
I used China Glaze Happy Go Lucky and Wet N Wild Black Creme. It sucks that it already has tip wear. I'm pretty sure I've had this on for less than 12 hours, most of the hours I was sleeping. It's a love hate relationship with seche vite.

I'm happy to get to posting daily again. Sometimes, life is super consuming and despite painting my nails every day, I just didn't have time to blog. But thanks to each and everyone of you for sticking around and reading my blog.

I hope you all have a safe and fun labor day. I am off to work!


PS. Tomorrow is green nails and I have something amazing lined up!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day 2- Orange Nails

Hey guys!
 Today is day 2 of the 31 day challenge. The theme today is orange nails.
I was watching Doug all day today and it inspired my nails for today. I remember Let Them Have Polish did Nickolodeon nails. So  she is my inspiration on these nails as well. Here is my version:

As you can see, my thumb nail decided to smudge itself and Seche Vite decided the polish should shrink away from the tips. You know how that goes. The base color is OPI He's My Boo and I created the drips with China Glaze Limonyte. I got a new light today that I am absolutely in love with! 

Looking at the mani this way, makes me think of cauldron smoking and bubbling. I love Halloween! Hocus Pocus comes out September 4th on Blu ray.  

I hope you enjoyed this mani as much as i have enjoyed creating it.
Be safe this long weekend!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

31 Day Challenge: Day 1 - Red Nails

Hello my lovely readers.
Last year, I did the 31 day challenge and completed it. Today I am starting another. I've been short on inspiration so this is perfect timing for me.

Today is day 1 and it called for red nails. I am going to try my hardest to do nail art each day instead of just color swatches and such.

I wanted to do spun sugar nails. Looking back at the nails now, they look kind of morbid. The idea was a lot better in my head! It looks like blood spatter (I don't mind it so much I love the gory and morbid). It took around 10 minutes for it to get stringy enough to be able to pull it across.

I will definitely try this again. I think next time I will use candy like colors. I hope you enjoyed Day 1 of the 31 Cay Challenge.  Remember to check back each day :)