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

Hello again 🙂

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 😀 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 24-Inspired by “a book”

Good Morning,

Sorry about the delay with this post. I was most annoyed.

Today is inspired by a Book. I tried to decide on a book to use but couldn’t. I had been playing with the Idea of scrapbook nails a while back but never thought much of it.

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The concept of scrapbook nails is to take nail stickers and create something different.

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  • Bundle Monster Nail Effects Tribal.

There was absolutely no polish used to make this mani.

The base of my nail art was a really old no name brand (I threw the cover away years ago) nail sticker in a holo silver.

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Overall I thought it looked pretty but I think the idea needs some refining.

What do you think? Great way to use nail stickers?

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31DC2014: Day 22-Inspired by “a song”

Good Morning 😀

Today is Inspired by a Song… I thought about it for a whole of 5 seconds and I knew exactly what song I wanted.

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Its sort of a depro song but man is it stunning! Its called “Black Roses” sung by Claire Bowen aka Scarlett O’Conner from Nashville (The TV Series).

You can see the video here.

Now my only problem was how to paint friggen black roses without just having black blobs on my nails…

 

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I  used the following polishes:

  • Essence Colour & Go “Grey-t To Be Here”
  • L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Liner “Bright Green”
  • Cina Black Nail Art Pen
  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”

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I’m not so great at painting roses, so I just drew them.

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 19-Galaxies

Good Morning Lovelies,

Today is Galaxies. Woopeee hehe, I love doing these, no matter if you think you messed it up it just always works out!

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I have done a few Galaxy Mani’s see here & here.

And I have wanted to do a pastel galaxy mani for ever!

20140824_212227I used a ton of polishes:

  • China Glaze “Glistening Snow”
  • China Glaze ” Tart-y For The Party”
  • China Glaze “Don’t Be A Luna-Tic”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Free Hugs”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Absolutely Blue”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”
  • SinfulColors “Unicorn”
  • SinfulColors “Lagon”
  • Seche Vite

Everything was just sponged on at random over the white sponging. I used “Absolutely Blue” as the base colour.

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It was loads of fun! And absolutely my Fav one ever!!!

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 17-Glitter

Happy Happy middle of the week 😀

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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 Kit 

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 15-Delicate Print

Hello my lovelies,

Today we are basically half way.

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I have tried to do delicate prints free hand… It never comes out delicate, I’m too heavy handed. So naturally the only option I had was to stamp, and to stamp using my Bridal Collection Plate from MoYou London. Its covered in stunning delicate lace patterns (See day 3 & day 5 for more examples of stamping from this plate) I have also realised that I have hardly used any pink so far, so I decided to do some pink 😀

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I have only recently got my hands on Sally Hansen polishes, My 2nd Mom Mandy bought me a couple. They actually stamp brilliantly!

I used:

  • Sally Hansen “Pink Punch”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Space Queen”
  • SinfulColors “Snow Me White”

I love the look of it, the white base makes the pink pop off my nails.

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I added some of the Essence glitter over the top and tah-dah! I chose “Space Queen” because it is so light it wouldn’t get in the way but give a subtle sparkle.

What do you think?

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31DC2014: Day 11-Polka Dots

Happy Happy Thursday everyone :D,

Day 11 has arrived and it brings forth one of my favorite Nail art techniques… Dotting ❤

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I have more dotting tools than I do nailart brushes… I have a spare set just in case I loose one.

So for today’s Nail art I wanted to do something different. I decided on Matte Nails 😀

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I used the following polishes:

  • China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy”
  • Essence Colour & Go “Black is Black”
  • Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper (matte) “Soft Touch”
  • Essence Nail Art Special Effect! Topper “Hello Holo”

I started with a base of “Black is Back” and then added 2 coats of “Soft Touch”. Then I dotted on some holo and neon dots and Tah-Dah!

Its a Dotticure.

 

 

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What do you think? This mani is super easy to do.

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