31DC2014: Day 31-Recreation of Nail art by: Paulina’s Passions

Hello again πŸ™‚

So here is the final post from the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge.

Cannot believe I made it to the end (We will just pretend I am not a few days late hehe)

I was seriously questioning my sanity the last few days.

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The challenge is tough, it really tests your creativity and skill.

Ok so we were supposed to honor nails we loved. I was inspired by Paulina’s Passions, this was actually the Nail Art she did for day 12 of the challenge.

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I used a few pretties:

  • Essence “A Piece of Forever” from the Twilight Breaking Dawn Trend Edition.
  • Catrice “Gold Leaf” Top Coat
  • TOY Maaji “Maaji’s Ocean”
  • TOY Maaji “Candy Bay”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

I also used Studs that I bought from Maskscara (A nail Supply store in Cape Town) and my striping tape from ebay.

So I really had fun doing this.

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I really like it πŸ˜€ but need to practice painting anchors.

Yipeee its over hehe, will do it all again next year for sure! Great test of skill & creativity.

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31DC2014: Day 30-Inspired by “a tutorial”

Good evening lovelies,

So wow this week was crazy,it swallowed me whole.

I have the last 2 posts for the challenge tonight. I did them today.

chalkboard-nails-31-day-challenge-2014-just-peachyI was inspired by a Youtube Tutorial from cutepolish (see here)

I did have exactly the same colours as her so I used the closest ones in my neon collection that I could.

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I used the following polishes:

  • TOY Maaji “Candy Bay”
  • Bourjois “Cerise Noire”
  • OPI “Steady As She Rose”
  • Catrice “For Bright Guys”
  • TOY Maaji “Maaji’s Ocean”

Its just a basic dotticure but I thought the colours looked so pretty together I just had to try it.

Day 30What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 26-Inspired by “a pattern”

Good Morning my lovelies <3,

Today is day 26 of the 31 day Nail Art Challenge.

Time is flying so fast!

chalkboard-nails-31-day-challenge-2014-just-peachyToday we had to pull inspiration from a pattern. I didn’t have 1 source of inspiration but a whole bunch.

I am slightly obsessed with green china. I love the traditional blue & white but green is just so pretty!

PicMonkey CollageSo instead of copying just 1, I just did my own version.

You can check out my pinterest for more images, just go to the High Tea Party board. (link at top right)

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I used the following polishes:

  • TOY Maaji “Minty Sparrow”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Roller Coaster”

I always use Seche Vite when I stamp, I use it between my base colour & my stamping. So if I make a mistake its easier to fix.

I used my MoYou London Bridal Stamping Plate for the detailing.

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The colour Combo is just so pretty, I must try it again doing something else.

I have been using my Marshmellow stamper but it seems to smudge a bit, do you have any suggestions for a stamper that is a mix of soft & firm?

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31DC2014: Day 17-Glitter

Happy Happy middle of the week πŸ˜€

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We are almost at the end of the Styles section. I normally manage to get this far, I struggle when it comes to the “Inspired by” section. Eeek its so close.

Anyway so today is Glitter, so lets get “Sparkly”

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I used:

  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”
  • TOY “Lila”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Liner “Vibrant”
  • Born Pretty Store Glitter KitΒ 

As with glitter, I always struggle to capture how it looks in real life on camera. So I did the usual flash and no flash

Below is with Flash

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And without flash.

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This challenge is starting to get tough, its difficult to be inspired every single day. But I am going to trudge on and finish this challenge!

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31DC2014: Day 6-Violet Nails

Hello my Lovely readers,

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Day 6 is my favorite by far! Hello purple polish! Its my fav polish colour of all!

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I used:

  • China Glaze “Tail Me Something”
  • Tip Top “Surfer Girl”
  • TOY “Lila”
  • Essence Colour & Go ” Break Through”
  • Essence Colour & Go ” Oh My Glitter”

I did a drip mani, but it looks like a melted purple candle.

Tail Me Something is a texture polish so it stands out above the rest. Really gives that melted wax feel.

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31DC2014: Day 2-Orange Nails

Hey Lovelies,

Its day 2 πŸ˜€ and today is Orange.

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I sat back an looked at my limited choice of orange polishes and decided to deviate ever so slightly and go with a Neon Coral, its still kind of Orange but only a little.

I have been obsessed with neon’s and nudes lately. So I decided that’s what today’s Mani will be.

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I used the following polishes for today:

  • China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
  • TOY Maaji Sandy Oasis

So I did a neon french.

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What do you think of Neon and Nude?

Don’t forget to share your Nail Art in the comments section.

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TOY Mood Board Giveaway

Hello Lovelies,

Today I have a cool giveaway to show you.

Its being hosted by TOY.

GIRL'S NIGHT OUT

 

Step 1: Show your Colour!

Option 1- Create a Mood Board

Option 2- Show your Mani

Option 3- Show an object sporting the colour of your choice.

Make sure to Tag TOY and #FavouriteFashionistas.

You can add your original image to Facebook, TwitterΒ or Instagram. Make sure to tag me in it so I can see your colour inspiration too #polishedtickles.

 

Step 2: Wait and see who the lucky 3 ladies will be.

The competition closes on the 9th of August, that’s this Friday.

 

Step 3: The prizes

You could win a years subscription to the ELLE Magazine and the newest TOY Collection “Girls Night Out”

Here is my board.

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Soft Blue is my all time favourite polish!!! I would love to see a creme blue polish with a matching glitter topper. That would make my heart sing πŸ˜€

 

 

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