31 Day Nail Challenge – Day 27

This was by far the hardest of the challenges so far. INSPIRED BY ART is a broad spectrum theme, and then poses the question – What is Art? Shall we get philosophical for a moment? Isn’t Nail Art, art? Aren’t album and book covers art? What about photographs, background images?

I wanted to replicate a precious painting my Gran did for my 21st birthday, but after three tries, I just couldn’t do it justice. Perhaps when I’m a little more skilled with a paintbrush… or nail art brush.

Instead, I went and searched online for art, and then melted crayon art (cause I LOVE that look!) and then finally rainbow art, when I came across the picture below from Blue Clementine Art.

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I started with Jordana White for my canvas, then outlined and filled in the shape of the head on my pointer finger  and rainbow bubble right across pointer to pinky with a superfine black ink pen. This was difficult – I’m not the best with drawing at the best of times, let alone on a tiny nail. I’m not convinced I got it >_<

In colour order, using lots of Cairuo (03, 24,15), LA Colors Lime, Jordana Boy of Boy and finally Cairuo 13,  I then used a paintbrush that I tried trimming down tiny, and created the small thin lines for the rainbow. Finally, I stippled the black pen alone to outline the colours.

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Thumb got stripy dripping paint…
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And right hand (poor little right hand has been neglected recently) got a skittle…
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I’m pretty happy with how it came out, but what do you think?

Also, my friend Jessie from Nailed it NZ is having another giveaway! She’s giving away credit to Born Pretty Store – Woohoo!! If you haven’t been to her blog, nows a good time. She’s insanely talented, and totally deserves your page views ans subscriptions!

Later my babes!

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31 Day Nail Challenge – Day 26

Only 5 days to go, can you believe it? Yeah, I should have been done by now, but with camp and injuring my hand we’re a few days behind… but you still love me, right?

Anyway, onto today’s post,  which is a shortie. The theme is INSPIRED BY A PATTERN,  and I chose argyle-ish plaid kinda patrern, because it’s one I’ve never been able to master until today, thanks to this video.

I wasn’t keen for pinks today, so I went with a turquoise and blue schema. I used one coat of CR color 98, which is a really rich greeny turquoise creme, and used two LA Colors Art Deco stripers – first Sky Blue and then Quirky Turquoise.

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Woo! Really happy with how these came out… I don’t want to take them off!

31 Day Nail Challenge – Day 9

I have a confession to make. I’m several days ahead of schedule… on my nails right now is day11s design. I’m sorry. Don’t hurt me. See the thing is I did today’s design, and liked it for about two seconds. I am really trying to push boundaries with what I might feel comfortable wearing, but I got way too adventurous :-/

The theme for today is RAINBOW and geeeeez… I think I achieved that no problem. On day 5 I tried out the ruffle look and was disappointed when it smeared, so I tried again for today’s one.
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I was really happy with how they turned out but I was just a little bit uncertain of wearing that on all ten nails for a decent amount of time.

For this I used 7 polishes, and I’ll list them in rainbow order. .. ROYGBIV …

QY #28
Jordana pop art striper Edgy
Cairuo #15
LA Colors Lime
LA Art Deco Striper Sky Blue
Cairuo #14
Jordana pop art striper Purple Impression

Let me know what you think – what’s the riskiest design/colour you’ve ever done?