Monday, September 29, 2014

31 Day Challenge 2014: *24*

Happy Monday! Today's nails are the next prompt in the 31 Day Challenge... and I know, I'm soooo far behind! This weekend was just so very busy! I kept my movie nails on for an extra day, and I lost another day when I painted the bases for this mani... my nails inspired by A BOOK...

Nails Inspired by Scott Westerfeld's Uglies

Uglies Inspired Nail Art

Nails Inspired by Scott Westerfeld's Uglies

Nails Inspired by Scott Westerfeld's Uglies

Uglies Nail Art

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Bonita Florence
3 Coats Sinful Colors Timbleberry
1 Coat Sinful Colors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

1 Day of Wear

Bongo Diva 'Til Dawn
Sally Hansen White On
Sinful Colors Black on Black
Milani Peri-Wink
Sinful Colors Coral Reef
Sally Hansen Coral Reef
Wet n Wild Ferris-Wheel Romance
Sinful Colors Muse
Pure Ice Kiss Me Here

The book that inspired these nails is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. It's the first book in the Uglies Series, and if you like dystopian young adult fiction, you'll LOVE it. Even if you're not a fantasy young adult fan... give it a try. It's such a great series, and it's really well written.

So... what exactly from Uglies made it on to my nails? Let's start with the opening line of the book... hands down, thee best opening line EVER. "The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit." If that doesn't make you want to read on, I don't know WHAT would. So... salmon/coral sunrise nails done using the saran wrap technique on my left pinky and middle fingers, and my right pointer and pinky fingers.

Moving left to right, (because that is the direction in which we read...) a gold heart. Specifically, the heart locket Tally wears around her neck as she journeys to The Smoke. I used a dotting tool to create this, so don't think I got super fancy with a brush or anything!

Next up... my attempt at freehanding a white tiger orchid. I'm not an artist by any means, so this was really the best I can do. I'm honestly so proud that I was kind of able to draw it with both hands, but obviously the one drawn with my right hand is sooooo much better!

Lastly, and I know... it looks a little more like a blackened out fire, or some kind of dead bush, but it's supposed to represent the home of the resistance... The Smoke. I did mention that I'm not an artist right? I wasn't kidding one little bit, promise!

For the next prompt, I honestly have no idea what I'm going to do. Your guess is as good as mine, but next up in the challenge is No. 25... nails inspired by FASHION! 

#31DC2014

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