Pine Tree Forest Nails – Glam Nails Challenge Jan 2018

Why did I think I could tackle two challenges this month?? I still have several prompts left to do and the month is almost over! Anyway, here are the nails for the pine tree prompt. I’m not sure if you can tell they’re pine trees or not – I kept adding detail, then taking it away, then adding it again, and I’m still not 100% happy, but I do like the color scheme.

I used Ciaté Loop the Loop for the pastel yellow background and several green nail art polishes for the trees. I like that yellow, but as with all pastel yellows I’ve tried it’s pretty streaky, and took me about three coats for almost full opacity.

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Stamped Penguin Nails – Glam Nails Challenge Jan 2018

I wasn’t too excited about this prompt since last year for January’s challenge penguins were also on the list and they’re not really my favorite. Still, it didn’t take long to do and it looks alright. The pattern is from plate BP-L063, which is full of cute animal images. For this design, I began with a white base, then sponged on Sinful Colors Pull Over to represent the accents of yellow on penguins’ bodies and beaks.

Glam Nails Challenge Oct – Candy Corn Nail Art

Candy corn has always been representative of Halloween for me. I’m not a fan of the taste, but I do think it has a cool design. I’m a little disappointed in myself for messing up the color order (orange is in the middle), but I double checked once the design was completely finished and I didn’t feel like redoing it. I still really like how it turned out though!

I began by drawing two diagonal lines down the nail to form a triangle. I then filled in the top section with the white, then proceeded to fill in the remaining sections using Hurricane Nail Art Yellow and Sinful Colors Clementine. I did these on my bare nails without using a base color.

31DC2017 Yellow – Matte Rainbows Nails

I love how this nail art turned out! I’ve been really liking the matte look recently. For this design, I painted on the clouds just using the polish brush, then added the rainbow with the different nail art liners. I wanted to keep it simple, so on the purple nails I just put pearls.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
Revlon Charming
Kiss Nail Art Soft Pink, Soft Purple, Soft Blue
Sinful Colors Nail Art Take Me To Heaven

Previous years’ nail art:

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Sunrise Palm Trees Nail Art

The second prompt of the Glam Nails Challenge June is palm trees. I really wanted to do a green and yellow gradient, so I went with a sunrise theme.  The palm trees themselves weren’t that hard to do. I used a black polish to color in the land, then a liner for the trees. They ended up a little messy, but I don’t mind it, because it makes them look windblown.

Kleancolor Neon Yellow
Revlon Parfumerie Lime Basil

Yellow Dot Nail Art

I’ve been really feeling the color yellow lately, so I did some simple bright polka dot nails. The lighter yellow is ORLY Lemonade and the darker yellow is Sinful Colors Pull Over. I wasn’t sure how opaque the ORLY would be, so I first applied a coat of white, but it only took me two coats. I don’t have the best luck with pastel yellows so I was pleasantly surprised with this one!

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 Stripes – Baby Ducks

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I love these nails! They’re similar to the frog ones in my last post and I really like how cute the design looks. Continue reading

31DC2016 Yellow – Neon Triangles

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I’m really happy with how this design turned out, though it ended up being a long process.  Continue reading

31DC2015 Yellow – Tropical Birds

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Another design I really like! This was going to be just canaries at first, but then I got the idea to add the blue and green details so it didn’t look as bland. Now they’re just random tropical birds :) The yellow is Sally Girl Canary, the polish that inspired the design. I didn’t want anything neon or pastel but just a saturated yellow. The application was tricky because my bottle is pretty much on its last legs, but the top coat smoothed out a lot of the imperfections.

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For the accent nail, I applied one coat of Sparitual Low Tide, let that dry, then dabbed on several coats of Sinful Colors Green Ocean, a beautiful blue-green flakie. For the birds, I used Salon Perfect Nail Art Black Ink to outline. The green and blue details are Revlon Sassy and Sephora by OPI Natural Environ-mint. Before applying them, I wiped the brushes a few times so they would give a streaky effect.