31DC2016 Inspired by a Song – Beyoncé’s Lemonade

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I couldn’t decide on just one song for today’s prompt, so instead I went for the album itself: Beyoncé’s LemonadeContinue reading

31DC2016 Inspired by a Color – Chocolate Truffle

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As usual with this prompt, I’m interpreting it to mean inspired by the name of a polish. This time I chose Revlon Parfumerie Chocolate Truffle, a deep brown.  Continue reading

31DC2016 Water Marble – Rhinestones on Sand

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Water marbling tends to be a challenge for me, but this year I had it pretty easy.  Continue reading

31DC2016 Galaxy – Nebulae

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I don’t do a lot of galaxy nail art, but I’m really proud of this one. It looks so colorful and I love how the blending turned out, especially on the thumb nail.  Continue reading

31DC2016 Half Moon – Contrasting Colors

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I’m not too happy with these nails – they were sort of an experiment that failed. I was trying to create a gradient half moon, but I didn’t think it through and it ended up being a mess. The colors wouldn’t blend well and I had to sponge on many layers. When I finally managed the gradient, the color was too muddy and the transition still not obvious enough. The half moons were also not as rounded as I would have liked. If I ever tried this design again, I would do the gradient over a white base and choose colors that didn’t blend into a muddy shade.

Although the design was a fail, I love the actual nail polishes. Revlon’s Parfumerie line is one of my favorites as they have great coverage and the scents are always spot on (although the bottles can be a pain to open). I’m not sure if they’re being discontinued or not, but I’ve seen nearly all the colors on sale at Big Lots and similar stores, and have picked up a ton!

Revlon Parfumerie Tropical Rain
Revlon Parfumerie Orange Blossom

31DC2016 Glitter – Rainbow French Tips

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I used so many polishes for this nail art! I was trying to go for a jelly sandwich look by applying the sequins in between layers of sheer polish. I think it worked best for darker colors like the turquoise and purple. To give it more depth I also added fine glitter in the corresponding colors. It doesn’t look exactly how I wanted, but I still like the design. It’s simple and easy to do, but it looks really striking.

OPI Turquoise Aesthetic
OPI Pen & Pink
OPI Purple Perspective
OPI Primarily Yellow
Maybelline Color Show Gold’s Night Out
Sinful Colors Nail Junkie
Sinful Colors Call You Later
Milani Fuchsia
Wet ‘n’ Wild Fastdry Atlantis
Hurricane Nail Art Silver

31DC2016 Geometric – Futuristic Symmetry

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I wasn’t sure where I was going with this design when I started it. I’d already done several geometric designs earlier in the challenge, so I wanted to do something different, but that still followed the prompt. I’m happy with the end result, though it’s not a favorite of mine. I do like the color combination, especially the accents of blue in the glitter and studs. The overall look makes me think of technology or something futuristic.

Sinful Colors Slate
Sinful Colors Pearl Harbor
Sally Hansen White On

31DC2016 Delicate – Fading Leaves

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Delicate is one of those prompts that always manages to cause me some frustration. Thankfully this year it wasn’t as bad, though I did spend time debating with myself if these were “delicate” enough. Continue reading

31DC2016 Flowers – Watercolor Violets

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This design is one of my favorites in the challenge! All the colors really complement each other and I’m super proud of how my flowers turned out. Continue reading

31DC2016 Animal Print – Red Turquoise Discus

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Since I normally do leopard or zebra prints for this prompt, I wanted to do something completely different this time. Continue reading