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31DC2014 – Day 31 Re-create Your Favourite Challenge

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚

This is my last 31DC2014 post! And how could I not do a celebratory water marble!

Purple Water Marble

Purple Water Marble

For this I used

  • China Glaze – White on White
  • Orly – Liquid Vinyl
  • Sally Hansen – Good To Grape
  • China Glaze – Bizarre Blurple

I have been a bit lazy with choosing the polishes for this and just grabbed the closest few on my desk. πŸ˜€

Purple and Black Watermarble Nail Art

Purple and Black

I may have forgotten to use tape on my fingers, so the clean up for this took ages! Ugh, and I’m a little bit annoyed about not getting my little finger nail lined up as well as the others.

I really like this colour combination especially the blue iridescent flash from Bizarre Blurple.

Liquid Vinyl, Bizarre Blurple and Good To Grape

Liquid Vinyl, Bizarre Blurple and Good To Grape

So, there it is the 31DC challenge all done, eventually… It only took me a couple of months longer than it should have… Ooops! πŸ˜€


31DC2014 Day 30 – Inspired By a Tutorial

Hello! πŸ˜€

This is my inspired by a tutorial post for day 30, The tutorial I decided to follow is this rather amazing one that I have been meaning to try for ages.

Nimbus Nail Art From The Nailasaurus!

Nimbus Nail Art

Nimbus Nail Art

The polishes I used are

  • China Glaze – White on White
  • Chanel – Vendetta
  • China Glaze – Get Outta My Space
  • Revlon – Amethyst
  • China Glaze – Bizarre Blurple
  • Sally Hansen – Good To Grape
Purple Nimbus Nails

Purple Nimbus Nails

I found that the Nimbus technique is really fun! And definitely something that I’m going to try again!

I started out with a couple of coats of white on white as the base, then starting with Vendetta which is the darkest polish I used a cotton bud soaked in acetone and polish to dot on the colour.

When each colour was dry I repeated the process (with a new cotton bud for each colour)

Then I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite!

Purple Nimbus Nails

Purple Nimbus Nails

I couldn’t resist doing a bit of stamping over this πŸ™‚

I used Plate MM07 from Messy Mansion, this is the first time I’ve used this plate and it’s really lovely! I used Konad SP Black then another coat of Seche Vite

Messy Mansion MM07 over nimbus nail art

Messy Mansion MM07

I had better take this off and get on with the final post for the 31dc challenge! πŸ˜€


31DC2014 Day 29 – Inspired by The Supernatural

Hallo!

Here are my nails for day 29! Inspired by the supernatural. Or maybe things that go bump in the night!

 supernatural nails

supernatural nails

The polishes I used are

  • Seche – Nouveau
  • Chanel – Dragon
  • Sally Hansen – Ion
  • Butter London – Frilly Knickers
  • Filthy Gorgeous – Twilight
  • Konad – SP Black
  • Sally Hansen – Greige Gardens

I also used stamping plates HD01 for the tree, HD03 for the gravestones and HD04 for the spider web.

Spooky Nails

Spooky Nails

I started out with a sponged gradient ofΒ  Greige Gardens and Ion, then with a tiny bit of sponge I added a small amount of Nouveau from Seche around the bottom edge of my nail.

When that was all dry I applied a coat of frilly knickers then a coat of Seche Vite.

After adding the stamps I used a thin brush to paint on the grass and added another coat of Seche Vite

For the spooky eyes I used my trusty dotting tools, along with Dragon for the red (it was the first bottle of red polish I found lol) and then with a tiny dotting tool some more Twilight.

31dc2014 supernatural nail art

Doing this really made me feel a lot better about having to cut my nails. πŸ™‚

spooky nail art


31DC2014 Day 28 – Inspired By a Flag

Hello everyone!

For today’s inspired by a flag prompt I decided on the Japanese flag!

Inspired by the Japanese flag

Inspired by the Japanese flag

I started out with two coats of White On White from China Glaze as the base. Then using Dragon from Chanel and a thin brush I added the red!

The stamp is plate 02 from Moyou’s Suki collection.

White on white, Dragon and Konad SP Black

White on white, Dragon and Konad SP Black

This is the first time I have used my new marshmallow stamper, it’s such a different technique than using my usual firmer (but still squishy) one!

I think that with a bit more practice, (especially with the amount of polish on the stamping plate, and getting used to squashing my nail into the stamper rather than rolling it over my nail!)Β  it’s going to be my favorite! πŸ˜€

Japanese Flag With Cherry Blossom

Japanese Flag With Cherry Blossom

I really have missed blogging soo much! It’s so nice to have the time to get back to regular posting πŸ˜€

 


31DC2014 Day 27 – Inspired By Artwork

Hello! πŸ˜€

Two posts in two days! oO this must be a miracle lol!

For today I decided to get messy and be inspired by Jackson Pollok!

I used the colours (well as close as I have in my stash) from his work Autumn Rhythm number 30.

Jackson Pollok Autumn Rhythm

You can find a out more about this piece Here

31DC2014 Inspired By Artwork

Inspired By Jackson Pollok

The polishes I used are

  • Color Club – Nomadic In Nude
  • Sally Hansen – Ion
  • Ciate – Pocket Money
  • Filthy Gorgeous – Twilight
Pollok Nails

Pollok Nails

I used two coats of Nomadic In Nude as the base, and then with a cotton bud (q tip) with both ends cut off I blew drops of the other polishes over my nails. I use a cotton bud rather than a straw as I found that I was picking up far too much polish and I was covering most of my hands as well as my nails!

I started with the darkest colour and finished with the lightest.

Then when they where mostly dry (it took ages) I added a thick layer of top coat!

Messy Splatter nails

Messy Splatter nails

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31dc2014 – Inspired By a Pattern

Hey everyone! πŸ™‚

Today I have two very different attempts at the inspired by a pattern prompt!

Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to photograph my blue gingham nailsΒ  as soon as I had finished them so they all chipped and looking scruffy, so sorry about that!

Blue gingham Nails

For these nails I started out with a base of white on white from china glaze, for the gingham pattern I used a thin brush and my blue franken polish creation, you can find another post about it right here.

The black polish is Emotions from O.P.I It’s one of the Liquid sand range.

After I had finished the blue pattern I realized that I absolutely hated it! It looks like those dreadful plastic tablecloths! Ugh!

 

Purple stripe nails

Purple stripe nails

These where inspired by the pattern of my fluffy slipper socks lol!

I used two polishes for this, Poke from Illamasqua and Inkwell from Sinful Colors. I Have to say I’m much happier with this than the tablecloth nails! πŸ™‚

I started off with a coat of Poke, then when the first coat was dry I added alternating stripes of poke and inkwell, while the polish was still wet i used a pin to break up the edges of the stripes to give it a slightly fluffy look.

It was so easy! I added a coat of Seche Vite and it was all done! πŸ™‚

Purple and black stripes

nails inspired by stripy slipper socks lol


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