Day 21 - Inspired by a Color
China Glaze For Audrey
Bow Nail Decal from You Polish
I was obviously inspired by a Tiffany Box for this manicure, and China Glaze For Audrey was the perfect color to choose. I had these cute bow nail decals from You Polish that I thought were perfect. I kept it really simple, but I love this manicure.
Day 22 - Inspired by a Song
ellagee Ring, Ding, Ding, Ding, Dingeringeding
Lime Crime Milky Ways
China Glaze Recylce
So the song I was inspired by is "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)" by Ylvis. Honestly I had wanted to use this ellagee color which is named after a line in this song. I found a tutorial from elleandish on YouTube for a fox manicure and just went with it!
Day 23 - Inspired by a Movie
One of my all time favorite movies is "Sixteen Candles" so that was my inspiration for this manicure. The accent nail is based on one of the best lines, "I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek!"
Day 24 - Inspired by a Book
Polishes Used:Nailtiques Formula 2
There are a lot of other books that I am inspired by in life, but I wasn't getting nail art inspiration from them. Then it hit me to do a blood splatter mani inspired by Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho". I used the straw method to do the splatter effect and love how this turned out!
Day 25 - Inspired by Fashion
China Glaze Recycle
There were so many options for inspired by fashion. I actually found this look on Pinterest from a blog called "Hello, Gorgeous!" and loved the color combination. I thought it turned out pretty close to my inspiration.
Day 26 - Inspired by a Pattern
OPI Taylor Blue
I had been wanting to try quatrefoil nails for a while and thought this was the perfect day to do them. I love how they turned out, and they were really easy to do. I used dotting tools to achieve this look.
Day 27 - Inspired by Artwork
Sinful Colors My Buoyfriend
This look was inspired by the artist Theo van Doesburg. I used a thin paint brush to do the different colored stripes.
Day 28 - Inspired by a Flag
China Glaze Four Leaf Clover
Sinful Colors Feel The Vibe
Straight Nail Vinyls
I'm 50% Irish, but 100% at heart so had to do an Irish flag for my manicure!
Day 29 - Inspired by the Supernatural
Sinful Colors Citrine
I went with a ghost for inspired by the Supernatural and did some orange & black dots because the ghost reminded me of Halloween.
Day 30 - Inspired by a Tutorial
Essie Navigate Her
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls
I found this tutorial for toothpick flowers from elleandish on YouTube. I had used one of her tutorials earlier and really like her style and teaching technique. She's very easy to follow, and when I saw this one I knew I had to try it. I chose slightly different colors, but think this turned out great. Plus it was really easy to do!
Day 31 - Inspired by Nails You Love
While doing this challenge I looked at a lot of different nail art for inspiration, but one that stood out was from Lucy's Stash. I found her tutorial for a swirl dotticure on YouTube and knew it was perfect to honor nails I love! I really love how this spiral dotticure turned out!
I honestly can't believe I completed the entire challenge! It's definitely a proud moment for me! I learned a lot of new techniques and plan on continuing to use them on future manicures.
What I learned from this is don't be afraid to try. I was really intimidated by some of these days and could have easily given up, but had to at least try. If I hadn't, I wouldn't have ended up with some of these awesome manicures. Do you plan on trying any of these?
Don't forget to show some love on facebook for the brands I used - China Glaze, ellagee, Essie, Lime Crime, Nail Vinyls, OPI, Rica, Sinful Colors, You Polish, and Zoya!
Thanks for reading!