31DC2017 Summary

Here’s the summary of the designs I did this year for the 31 Day Challenge! I feel like I started off pretty strong, until I broke a couple nails and had to focus on my right hand. Although that wasn’t ideal, it was definitely good practice in using my non-dominant hand to do nail art….

31DC2017 Honor Nails You Love – Autumn Waterfall Nails

Finally, the last prompt of the challenge! So I didn’t complete it in time, but a couple days over isn’t that bad, right? I wasn’t sure if I was going to do the challenge this year, but I’m glad I went through with it. As always, there are moments where I have lots of fun…

31DC2017 Inspired by a Tutorial – Pink Tie Dye Nails

Recently, I did a tie dye design based on a tutorial by Nailistas (you can check out mine here). I love how it turned out so much that I decided to try it again for this prompt, but using a color scheme closer to the one she used in the tutorial. This is such a fun…

31DC2017 Supernatural – Ghost Nails

I’m starting my Halloween designs early with these ghost nails for the supernatural prompt! They’re not scary at all, but kind of cute, and the best part is that they were super quick to do. Once the black base had dried, I painted on blobs of white with the brush, then dotted in the eyes…

31DC2017 Inspired by a Flag – Slytherin Banner Nails

As usual, it took me a while before I figured out what I wanted to do for the inspired by a flag prompt. I think I would definitely prefer if this prompt was more general — after doing it a few years it just feels repetitive. But anyway, this year I decided to go the…

31DC2017 Inspired by Art – Pop Art Nails

I’m almost at the end of the challenge now, only a few more designs to go! This year it’s been way more hectic than in the past, so I’m glad that I’ll be able to wrap it up soon. This design in particular took me a bit of time to do, but it wasn’t that…

31DC2017 Inspired by a Pattern – Mermaid Scales Nails

This nail art is one of my favorites from the designs I’ve done for this year’s challenge. I love the combination of turquoise and gold and I’m really happy with how the scales turned out. I used nail vinyls, sponging a few different shades of teal and green on top to achieve a shiny, metallic…

31DC2017 Inspired by Fashion – Carolina Herrera 2018 Nails

This year for the fashion prompt I was inspired by a design from Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2018 collection. I began by applying a nude base color, let that dry, then painted sections with blue and yellow. Finally, I used a variety of different polishes to dot the colorful specks over the nude. I didn’t use…

31DC2017 Inspired by a Book – Corduroy Nails

A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman was my favorite picture book growing up (and still is). I remember actually reading it in a laundromat for the first time which was super appropriate too. Since I love the Corduroy books, I did the inspired by a book prompt based on him, and I love how…

31DC2017 Inspired by a Movie – Cinderella Nails

For the inspired by a movie prompt I went with Cinderella. I wanted to do nail art that involved clocks and gears, as well as the silhouette of Cinderella. I don’t think it’s very noticeable, but I did stamp her on my ring finger in blue. For the rest of the design, I used the plate…