Sunday, September 29, 2013

31DC2013 Day 29 - Inspired by the supernatural

There are two things that I've kinda always loved: pirates and vampires. (One Halloween, I'm seriously going to dress up as a VamPirate.) Well, when this prompt came up, I almost did something ghostly purely because I wanted to use my glow in the dark nail polish. But I would much rather do something vampire related and bloody so that's what I went with instead.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

31DC2013 Day 26 - Inspired by a pattern

I was so tempted to do a polka dot manicure today since that's my favorite pattern. I decided, instead to use a pattern that I found on Google. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

31DC2013 Day 25 - Inspired by fashion

This prompt is so intimidating. There is nearly NO END to what you can choose from as your inspiration. I spent over an hour surfing the webs and then I saw the most amazing outfit by Betsey Johnson (whom I love) and had to use it! It's bright, colorful, and playful. Just like Betsey!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

31DC2013 Day 24 - Inspired by a book

My favorite author has been Dean Koontz since the 6th grade. I have almost all of his books. But my favorite book of all is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I was going to do an Alice design but I feel like everyone has done one. Even I did a Cheshire Cat mani a while back! So, instead, I went with a short story by Edgar Allan Poe; The Gold Bug.

Monday, September 23, 2013

31DC2013 Day 23 - Inspired by a movie

So, my friends would not at all be surprised by my movie choice for this prompt; The Nightmare Before Christmas is just my favorite movie. It's hubby's favorite, too! We watch it all the time and not just around Christmas or Halloween.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

31DC2013 Day 22 - Inspired by a song

I knew going into this challenge that when I got to this prompt, I was going to have my husband pick the song. I don't really know why but I knew that he would be able to name something good right off the top of his head. I was right. With less than 30 seconds thought, he said, "I got one but you're really gonna have to pull something out of your hat for it." He chose She's a Beauty by The Tubes. It's his favorite 80s song. I, too, love the song but I had no idea what I should do! After I listened to the song, I decided to take my inspirations directly from the music video.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

31DC2013 Day 20/21 - Water Marble/Inspired by a color

Once again, I'm a day behind. Friday nights are not good for me and this challenge. Between work and the girls coming over for movies/manicures, I just don't have the time. But here I am, making up for it!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

31DC2013 Day 19 - Galaxies

I haven't done very many galaxy manicures on myself, mostly on others, but I love them! They're just so much fun. You definitely need to dedicate a little bit of time to them, but it's so worth it! Going in to this challenge, I think this was the day I looked forward to the most!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

31DC2013 Day 18 - Half Moons

I had really high hopes for this manicure but it just didn't turn out quite as I had hoped. It isn't terrible, though, so I'm going with it!

31DC2013 Day 17 - Glitter

I actually DID do these nails yesterday. I just didn't get to post them until today.

I was excited for this day of the challenge because I LOVE glitter! I have a decently large glitter collection from the craft store so I thought I'd use a bunch of them to do a sparkly skittles mani!

Monday, September 16, 2013

31DC2013 Day 16 - Tribal Print

This was my very first attempt at tribal nails. I've been avoiding them, honestly. But it's part of the challenge and I promised myself I would try.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

31DC2013 Day 15 - Delicate Print

I have to be honest. Today, I was feeling a bit unmotivated and a little bit lazy. Therefore, I took the easy way out and just did a stamping manicure. It turned out so pretty, though!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

31DC2013 Day 14 - Flowers

For today, I wanted to try something I've never done before. Since flowers is the challenge prompt, I thought I'd give one stroke flowers a shot.

31DC2013 Days 13 - Animal Print

I know I should have posted yesterday but I had a really long day and late night and just didn't get a chance. The prompt for yesterday was animal print. I thought about doing zebra print or leopard, at first. Then I decided to do an animal print that I've never done before.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

31DC2013 Day 12 - Stripes

Since I love patters, today's challenge prompt was another one I was excited about. Stripes are fun! I knew I wanted glitter stripes so I chose the glitter first and then chose the base color to match.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

31DC2013 Day 11 - Polka Dot Nails

I love patterns. All patterns. Polka dots, though, are my favorite pattern. They're so fun and playful. That's why I love my dotting tools so much! And that's why I instantly knew what I wanted to do for today's challenge prompt.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

31DC2013 Day 10 - Gradient Nails

For this prompt, I thought I would just go simple. I love gradients both because they are so pretty and because they are so easy to do. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

31DC2013 Day 9 - Rainbow Nails

I was really excited for today's prompt! Until today...when I realized that I had no idea what I wanted to do. I thought that the easiest way to tackle this problem was to take the literal approach. Rainbows!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

31DC2013 Day 8 - Metallic Nails

I already knew from the beginning that I wanted to do water spotted nails for this prompt. I knew which colors I wanted to use, too. This was an easy one. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

31DC2013 Day 7 - B&W Nails

This challenge is starting to get the best of me, I think. Sad, I know, since I'm only a week in, but I never seem to be happy with the first few attempts at my designs. Today was no exception. I scrapped and started over three times before I settled for a black and white splatter mani.

31DC2013 Day 6 - Violet Nails

This idea actually came from my friend, Trisha. She asked me to do a camouflage design on her nails and we ended up not actually getting a chance to do so. I have plenty of purple polishes so I thought camo nail art would be a great way to use some of them.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

31DC2013 Day 5 - Blue Nails

I was excited about today's prompt because I have a new Julep polish that I hadn't tried out yet; Julep Lacey. It's such a beautiful blue. Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to do my nails today so I decided to do a stamping manicure. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

31DC2013 Day 4 - Green Nails

I had quite a bit of trouble coming up with something to with this prompt. I don't have a whole lot of green nail polishes to choose from. Then, I remembered that I recently got a new green, ULTA Envy. 

I've been loving the waterfall nail art that Sammy at The Nailasaurus has been creating lately so that was my inspiration.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

31DC2013 Day 3 - Yellow Nails

The challenge prompt for today is yellow nails. Now, I am not the biggest fan of yellow on myself. I just don't have the skin tone for it. There's something about yellow nails, though. They're just so fun and lively! I wanted to stay simple with this manicure but still have some fun.

Monday, September 2, 2013

31DC2013 Day 2 - Orange Nails

So, the challenge for day two is orange nails which makes me very happy since orange just so happens to be my favorite color. I couldn't decide what exactly I wanted to do, though. Hubby instantly came up with an idea; "Make them look like oranges!" I loved the idea so that's what I went with.