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31 Day Challenge 2014: *21*

I'm not even gonna try to sugar coat it... I did a little happy dance all over the room when it was time for the water marble to come off of my nails. From here on out, the prompts are a little more obtuse. (such a good thing!!!) In all honesty, I wasn't sure what to do for this one, even as I was soaking in a hot bath last night. So, I decided to scroll through my Instagram feed for inspiration. I settled on plum, wine, or berry for my inspired by A COLOR manicure...

Berry Glitter Gradient

Wet n Wild So Berry on Trend, Rainbow Honey Sugarberries

Wet N Wild So Berry on Trend, Rainbow Honey Glitter Gradient

Berry Glitter Gradient

Wet n Wild So Berry On Trend, Rainbow Honey Sugarberries

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Wet N Wild So Berry On Trend
3 Coats Rainbow Honey Sugarberries (accent)
1 Coat Sinful Colors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Somehow, I managed to nail all three... plum, berry, and wine with just one color! I know, I know... someone call the overachievers club of America, STAT! :)

After the past couple of manicures were so involved, I needed a little simplicity. The glitter gradient came to me at the last possible moment, when I remembered that I hadn't swatched any polishes from Rainbow Honey's September Mystery Bag. Sugarberries matched up with So Berry On Trend too well to pass up the opportunity for a little more sparkle.

Thankfully, I have more ideas for the prompts coming up than I did for a lot of the past ones combined. Here's to hoping that's a good thing! Either way, next prompt up... nails inspired by A SONG... coming soon to this blog right here!  



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