Skip to main content

31 Day Challenge 2014: *27*

Technically, yesterday was supposed to be that last day of the #31DC2014, but I'm a liiiiiittle bit behind. So, last night, I did 2 manicures in an attempt to catch up and bring this thing home. Pattern nails were first, followed by nails inspired by ARTWORK...

Watercolor Mani with Sally Hansen Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies

Watercolor Mani

Watercolor Mani with Sally Hansen Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies

Watercolor Manicure

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Wet N Wild LAC-My Mani?
Sally Hansen Grape Jelly
Sally Hansen Ice Tint
Sally Hansen Jell-ous?
Sally Hansen Sea Through
1 Coat OPI Pirouette My Whistle
1 Coat Seche Vite

You know, this is another one of those prompts that stumped me for a little bit. I'm not artistically inclined, which might make you wonder why I chose to take on a nail ART challenge. Some days, I wonder the same thing! But, for the most part, I've really enjoyed the 31 Day Challenge, and that's kind of the point. To be challenging... right?

This past summer marked the release of Sheer Tints by OPI, followed by Sally Hansen's Triple Shine Palm Beach Jellies. With both of those collection came along something called a "watercolor" manicure. That ended up being the inspiration for my artwork nails, once I painted on 3 coats of Wet N Wild LAC-My Mani.

I've actually wanted to recreate this look for a while, but I've had such issues with white polish in the past, that I never bothered trying it. So glad that this popped into my head last night. I like it a lot, and will probably do something like this again in the future.

Next up... Day 28! No idea what I'm doing with this one either, seems to be a theme lately, huh? Nails inspired by A FLAG. This would be a lot easier if all flags incorporated glitter. Just sayin'. o.O



Popular posts from this blog

SinfulColors Mauve On Seriotype

Whether you call it a seriotype or smooshy... (I prefer seriotype) there is just something about this style of manicure that I can't get enough of.  Polishes Used:  1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Out Ridge Filler 3 Coats SinfulColors Mauve On Essie Leggy Legend Pahlish Autumn People Pure Ice Get in Line 1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite Hey there! It's been a little while, hasn't it? Sorry about that. Life happens, you know? Oddly enough, I didn't stop painting my nails during my hiatus. I kept taking pictures for a while, and then that just sort of stopped to. Weird how some habits die hard, while others don't change a bit.  Anyhoo... I found pictures of this mani in my files and couldn't believe I didn't share it! This was one of my favorite polishes last spring, and I recreated this exact seriotype/ a few times.  This mani started out with 3 fresh coats of Mauve On. I typically wrap my tips on the 2nd c

Fishbowl Friday 073 // Recreation

Every now and then, I enjoy looking back over past manicures. Creatively, it's just neat to see how far I've come since the days I started. Oddly enough, when I chose this prompt, I knew exactly which manicure I wanted to recreate. Based loosely on Fishbowl Friday 027 , today's seriotype nails are a RECREATION ...  Polishes Used: 1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler 3 Coats China Glaze Violet Vibes Essie Leggy Legend Pahlish Autumn People Pure Ice Get in Line SinfulShine Konstellation 2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite Looking back, I can honestly say that my seriotype game has come far since I first learned the method. One of the things that took me a while to master was the balance of nail polish finishes. While seriotypes made exclusively with creme polishes look cool, those made with a combination of different finishes really pop. There's more depth involved when you layer a metallic over a jelly neon and

Fishbowl Friday 072 // Hard Candy

We're going to skip that whole part where we talk about how it's been a while, because well, it's been a really long while. I'm still trying to work out how to make room for blogging and juggle everything else, and it's definitely been a challenge. But know that I am working on it, and I do really, really miss it. This place has been my Quantum of Solace for a long time, and I'm not planning on letting it go anytime soon. That being said... for this week's prompt, I was happily surprised when I pulled HARD CANDY . This is probably one of the most iconic brands of nail polish, and it's certainly gone through it's own number of changes throughout the years. Who didn't want to own a bottle of Sky once they saw it on Alicia Silverstone's nails way back in the 90's? Last year, Hard Candy celebrated their 20th anniversary by bringing back some of their most iconic shades. The collection was a mix of five original shades and three new ones.