Monday, September 8, 2014

31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Week 1

So, I decided to participate in the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge that Chalkboard Nails put together.  I'm not great at nail art so I figured this was a great way to work on my skills.  At the end of each week I'll post the manicures I did for you all to see.  I hope you like everything!  

Here are the challenges for each day.  This started on September 1st.  


Day 1 - Red Nails


Polishes Used:
1 Coat Nailtiques Formula 2
2 Coats Zoya Racquel
1 Coat Barielle Elle's Spell
1 Coat KBShimmer Clearly On Top

This is really not my best work because I had a hard time with cleanup.  Red nail polish and I don't always place nice together!   I do love the color combo though!

Day 2 - Orange Nails


Polishes Used:
1 Coat Nailtiques Formula 2
Thumb, Index & Pinky Fingers - 3 Coats Funky Fingers Drop The Bass
Middle & Ring Fingers - 2 Coats Rica Polish Whiteout
Flowers - Funky Fingers Drop The Bass & Zoya Pippa
1 Coat KBShimmer Clearly On Top

I really love how this turned out.  I don't normally like orange polish on me, but this one is so pretty especially with the yellow shimmer in it.  I used dotting tools to do the flowers.  

Day 3 - Yellow Nails


 Polishes Used:
1 Coat Nailtiques Formula 2
Index & Pinky Nails - 2 Coats Sinful Colors Unicorn over 2 Coats OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls
Middle Finger - I did an ombre dotticure over 2 Coats OPI MBSW.  The colors I used are Sinful Colors Unicorn, Lime Crime Crema de Limon, and Zoya Pippa
Ring Finger - 3 Coats Different Dimension Big Bang
1 Coat KBShimmer Clearly On Top

Again, I'm not usually a fan of yellow polish on me, but I was really happy how this turned out.  

Day 4 - Green Nails


Polishes Used:
1 Coat Nailtiques Formula 2
2 Coats Zoya Alexa
Dots - OPI Skull and Glossbones
Accent Nail - 3 Coats Different Dimension Big Bang
1 Coat KBShimmer Clearly On Top

I've never done dots on just the tips of the nails, but I really like how this looks.  One day I'll learn to get all my dots even!  

Day 5 - Blue Nails


Polishes Used:
1 Coat Nailtiques Formula 2
Thumb & Pinky Fingers - 2 Coats Different Dimension Wave If You Sea Me
Index & Middle Finger - 2 Coats Rica Polish Whiteout and 1 Coat Sinful Colors My Buoyfriend.  I used straight Nail Vinyls to do the stripes. 
Ring Finger - 2 Coats Rica Polish Whiteout.  The anchor is a nail decal from Lacquer by Lissa
1 Coat KBShimmer Clearly On Top

I bought the anchor decals earlier in the summer and have been wanting to do a nautical themed mani with them.  I really love this!  

Day 6 - Violet Nails


Polishes Used:
1 Coat Nailtiques Formula 2
2 Coats Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Limited Edition Hypothermia
Accent Nail - 2 Coats Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Sample Spring 7.1
1 Coat KBShimmer Clearly On Top

I went with different shades of purple for violet day.  Hypothermia is gorgeous purple holo and Spring 7.1 is a lovely lilac with purple glitter.  

Day 7 - Black & White Nails


Polishes Used:
1 Coat Nailtiques Formula 2
2 Coats Bonita Colors Dying To Party
French Tips - 1 Coat ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights.  I used straight Nail Vinyls as a guide to do the tips.   
Accent Nail - 1 Coat Funky Fingers The Notebook
1 Coat KBShimmer Clearly On Top

I broke the nail on my index finger and had to cut nubbins so I decided to keep it simple for this black & white mani.  
 
I hope to be able to do all 31 days of the challenge, but the inspired by section makes me nervous!  We shall see!  I linked to the shops of the polishes I used, but don't forget to check out the brands' Facebook pages as well.  

Thanks for reading!





 

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