Saturday, September 20, 2014

31DC2014 Day 20: Water Marble

What did I do to anger you so?!?

Day 20 of the 31 Day Challenge 2014 is water marble and man, did I anger the water marble gods! I worked on water marble nails for three hours, THREE HOURS! Everything I tried failed, and I tried so hard to make it work. I had such a pretty marble in mind!! But alas, the gods were quite angry with me so I went to my old fail safes, the Color Club Halo Hues! 

I've worked with the Halo Hues many times and I know how good they work for marbling so while this isn't the marble I had in mind, nothing could ever make these polishes look bad! ;) 

Alright guys, I started out with a base of Essie Blanc. When it was dry I taped off my nails and created the water marble using Color Club Beyond, Color Club Over The Moon, and Color Club Eternal Beauty. I sealed it all in with a coat of Essie Good To Go and the design was finished!






While this marble is quite a bit darker then the one I had in mind, I still love the effect the Color Clubs give when marbling! 

Okay guys it's your turn! Post a link of your 31DC2014 water marble nails in the comments so I can see!

Thanks loves :) 

Friday, September 19, 2014

31DC2014 Day 19: Galaxies

Hey guys!

I'm going to keep this short and sweet because it's currently 11:00pm and I have to work tomorrow and I'm TIRED!! ;) 

It's day 19 of the 31 Day Challenge 2014... or at least it will be day 19 when I post this! And the theme is galaxies! Now I've done galaxies before so I thought I'd change it up and go with a pastel galaxy this time. Ready?

I started off with a base of Lime Crime Lavendairy. When it dried I tore up a cosmetic sponge and dabbed Lime Crime Parfait Day, Lime Crime Once In A Blue Mouse, and Lime Crime Lavendairy to create the galaxy. I added stars with Essie Blanc and a generous coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to give it that super sparkle!! I sealed it all in with some Essie Good To Go and the design was finished. 






I'm not going to lie, I'm totally digging this pastel look! It's so sweet and soft and sparkly! My Lime Crime polishes were absolutely perfect to pull off this look and I know I'm going to revisit it some time soon! 

And now I want to see your galaxy nails! Post a link in the comments to your 31DC2014 galaxy nails so I can check them out!!

Alright it's time for me to go to sleep so goodnight..... errrr good morning suppose by the time I post this... oh now I'm all confused! ;)

Thanks loves :) 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

31DC2014 Day 18: Half Moons

Day 18 of the 31 Day Challenge 2014 is half moons and I was so excited for this prompt! 

I had this great idea in my head to combine a half moon manicure with an outline technique and the end result is awesome if you ask me ;) 

Alright I started off with a base of Color Club Look, Don't Tusk. When it dried I created the half moon with a small nail art brush and Lime Crime Parfait Day. When all of that dried I outlined everything with the same brush and China Glaze Pool Party. I sealed it all in with Essie Good To Go and the design was finished. 






I just love when an idea works out, it doesn't always happen for me but when it does you better believe I do a pretty fantastic happy dance ;) LOL 

Okay guys it's your turn! Post a link to your 31DC2014 half moon nails in the comments so I can see!

Thanks loves :) 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

31DC2014 Day 17: Glitter

31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 17 is..... GLITTARRRRRR!!! *.*

Sparkle is my favorite color so I was super excited for this day! I had some iridescent glitter laying around from The Born Pretty Store and I've been wanting to try out some mermaid-esque nails for a while now and what better time or prompt?! 

I started off with a base of Essie Blanc. When it dried I created the gradient with Lime Crime Once In A Blue Mousse and Lime Crime Pastelchio. Then I took the iridescent glitter from The Born Pretty Store and placed each piece on my nail. Two generous coats of Essie Good To Go sealed the whole design in. 






The glitter on the edges of my nails are a bit too large to lay flat, they probably should have been trimmed but trimming pieces of glitter makes me want to slam my head into a wall, repeatedly ;) LOL But I'm really digging the final look it was SO SPARKLY! And anything sparkly is a-okay in my book!

Okay guys I'm dying to see your glitter manis! Post a link to your 31DC2014 glitter nails in the comments so I can see!! 

Thanks loves :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

31DC2014 Day 16: Geometric

Hey guys!

It's day 16 of the 31 Day Challenge 2014 and the them is geometric! I went the easy route today again with some stamping, but I have tomorrow off of work so I should be able to get back into doing some more fun free hand work! But these nails are so fun and colorful it makes the stamping okay! ;) 

I started off with a four different bases, Color Club Eternal Beauty, Color Club Miss Bliss, Color Club Over The Moon, and Color Club Kismet. When they were all dry I stamped over them using Bundle Monster's plate BM-417 and LA Colors Black. I sealed it all in with some Essie Good To Go and the design was finished!








I love using the Color Club Halo Hues they're just so holographic and sparkly and everything that makes me smile! ;) And the fun triangle stamp doesn't tone down the holographic-ness at all! 

Okay guys it's your turn, post a link to your 31DC2014 geometric nails in the comments so I can see! 

Thanks loves :) 

Monday, September 15, 2014

31DC2014 Day 15: Delicate Print

Hey guys!!!

I bet you thought I was going to fall behind today didn't you?! I almost did since I didn't have anything done for today but lucky enough I got out of work at 1:30 so that's plenty of time to come up with something!!

I've still been so super busy so I decided to go with something easy today: some stamping!! I've got plenty of delicate looking stamp patterns and I'm happy with the one I chose for today! Ready to check it out?

I started off with a base of Essie Eternal Optimist, a lovely, delicate mauve toned pink. When it was dry I took Bundle Monster plate BM-323 and PMTG White Undies and stamped a lace looking design on my tips. Some Essie Good To Go on top and the design was finished. 






I really love the way this almost looks like a normal french tip design and the base works so well with my skin tone. Super fun but still delicate right? :) 

Now it's your turn! Post a link to your 31DC2014 delicate nails in the comments so I can see!!

Thanks loves :) 


Sunday, September 14, 2014

31DC2014 Day 14: Flowers

 Happy Sunday!!

I've finally got my 31 Day Challenge 2014 day 14 nails done! I meant to do them yesterday but that cold really kicked my butt!! Thankfully I'm finally feeling better since I'm so behind on EVERYTHING! I'm really quite amazed that I've kept up with this challenge! 

Anyways, let's get on to some flower nails!

I started this design off with a base of Color Club In De-Nile. When it dried I outlined the flowers with black acrylic paint and filled them in with Lime Crime Parfait Day, Lime Crime Lavendairy, Lime Crime Peaches <3 Cream, and some light green and yellow acrylic paint. I painted the faces on with black acrylic paint and added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust because why not?! ;) And I sealed it all in with a generous coat of Essie Good To Go






Hmm not quite sure why my hands look so lobster-ish here! But oh well at least these little flowers are so cute! I purposely made them messy for a childish look. Fun right?! 

Okay guys I want to see your designs now! Post a link to your 31DC2014 flower nails in the comments so I can check them out!! 

Thanks loves :)