31DC2016 Summary

My fifth year of the challenge has come and gone! I tried to do my best to better the nail art from previous years and I have a lot more favorites this time around. All images link to the original posts.

31dc2016red  31dc2016orange2
31dc2016yellow4  31dc2016green
31dc2016blue  31dc2016violet
31dc2016bw2  31dc2016metallic
31dc2016rainbow4  31dc2016gradient1
31dc2016polkadots3  31dc2016stripes
31dc2016animalprint1  31dc2016flowers
31dc2016delicate2  31dc2016geometric
31dc2016glitter  31dc2016halfmoon
31dc2016galaxy  31dc2016watermarble2
31dc2016color2  31dc2016song2
31dc2016movie  31dc2016book2
31dc2016fashion  31dc2016pattern
31dc2016art1  31dc2016flag2
31dc2016supernatural  31dc2016tutorial



31DC2016 Honor Nails U Love – Dry Marble


I’d say it’s the last day of the challenge, but I’m a couple days late.  Actually, all this time I thought the challenge took place completely in September,  since I never finished it in time, but it officially ends October 1st, so go figure. But anyway, onto the final design!

I’m a big fan of esNAIL and for a while now I’ve been wanting to reproduce this beautiful dry marble nail art. As you can probably tell, mine is slightly different: I used a white background instead of a sheer one, square and round studs instead of triangular ones, and my dry marble is more chaotic looking. I tried to copy the original style as much as possible, but I need more practice.

Sinful Colors Most Sinful
Sinful Colors Navy I Do
Milani Cool Vibe
Kiss Nail Art Soft Blue
Pure Ice Super Star

Either tomorrow or the next day I’ll post the summary. I had a lot of fun with the challenge this year! It was hectic at times getting all the designs and posts in, and I had to do some of them in groups, but I’m glad I was able to do it. And now that I don’t have to worry about the challenge, I can focus on Halloween nail art!

31DC2016 Inspired by a Tutorial – Herringbone Print


I was inspired to do this design after watching HannahRoxNails’ Herringbone Print tutorial on YouTube. Her nail art designs are amazing, many of them super intricate, and always with clean lines. Since I only wanted the Herringbone print on two of the nails, I did the other two in a simpler style, dragging the wiped polish brushes across the nail for a fade effect.

Revlon Parfumerie Italian Leather
Color Club 24 Below
Art Club Nail Art Fine Gold
Sephora by OPI The Golden Age
Sally Hansen Black Out

31DC2016 Inspired by the Supernatural – Flying Unicorn


The challenge is almost over, only two more days left! I’m so proud that this will finally be the first 31 Day Challenge I actually complete during September! Anyway, for today’s supernatural prompt, I’ve done a winged unicorn.  Continue reading

31DC2016 Inspired by a Flag – Velvet America


Flag inspired is my least favorite day of the challenge because it always takes me forever to come up with something. Thankfully this year I decided on the USA flag pretty quickly. Not only are the elections next month, but I didn’t do my usual 4th of July nails this year, so this was a good opportunity to get them in.

I wanted to do something different than the usual though so I went looking through my nail art stash for ideas. That’s when I found my only two flocking powders I own (by My Beauty Spot) in red and blue — perfect for the flag! To stick the powder on I painted sections of the nails with Sinful Colors Endless Blue and Sinful Colors Hot & Sour. Since I don’t have white flocking powder, I just used a liner for the stars and stripes.

Don’t forget to register to vote if you haven’t already!

31DC2016 Inspired by Art – Helen Frankenthaler, Faerie Tale


For today’s art prompt, I based my nail art off an amazing abstract painting by Helen Frankenthaler called Faerie TaleContinue reading

31DC2016 Inspired by a Pattern – Floral Scarf


After loving a previous scarf-inspired design I did for this prompt (you can see it here), I decided to do another one this year.  Continue reading

31DC2016 Inspired by Fashion – Betsey Johnson


For the fashion prompt I did a design based on Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear CollectionContinue reading

31DC2016 Inspired by a Book – Sailor Moon


When I was little, I would watch Sailor Moon every afternoon after school, and years later I finally read the manga and loved it. It’s still one of my favorite anime/manga, so when I saw a Born Pretty Sailor Moon stamping plate, I had to have it!  Continue reading

31DC2016 Inspired by a Movie – Willy Wonka


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite movies! I was surprised I hadn’t done any nail art about it before, so I knew I had to feature it in this year’s 31 Day Challenge.  Continue reading