Day 17 – Glitter Nails

Day 17 – Glitter Nails

Day 17 is glitter nails. I love to add glitter, so it was hard to pick one design. I found one that had purple, which is my favorite color.

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Ring finger has a coat of “Pumping Iron”, by Sally Hansen, then a couple layers of “Trchno”, by China Glaze (Christmas present from sister).
Other nails have a coverage of “Tempest”, by Sinful Colors with the Trchno on the cuticles.

Day 16 – Tribal Pattern

Day 16 – Tribal Pattern

It was a little difficult to choose a pattern, mostly because they ranged so much in difficulty. It took me a while to find the pattern I used, but it was relatively easy to execute.

First I did a couple coats of “Earthy Angel”, by Color Club, mostly because this particular polish requires a couple coats for full coverage. Then, I painted the steps in “Indigo Night”, by Revlon Color Stay. I started with the outline of steps, leaving a triangle near the cuticle. This, once the steps had dried a bit, I filed in with “Burnt Orange”, by NYC (New York Color).

Tribal

Day 15 – Delicate

Day 15 – Delicate

I didn’t like my first go, but I feel that the intent of this challenge is to do the design yourself so I let it live for a day. Then I got rid of it and used one of the Jamberrys my aunt got me for Christmas.

My first go was a couple coats of “From Sheer to Eternity”, by Sinful Colors with a thin line of “Ardoise”, also a Sinful Colors.

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After a day or so I got rid of it, I really didn’t like the colors together. They didn’t turn out well. So I tried the Jamberry set my aunt had gotten me for Christmas. It came with three patterns and I used one, alternating among the nails. First I did a good coat on all the nails of “Gold Medal”, by Sinful Colors.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

As we all know, during the holidays it gets really hectic. So I’m a little behind in my posts.

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It’s a little hard to see, but the accent nail has red dots (ornaments) on it.

Ruby Ruby, by Sinful Colors

Accent nail had a base of Envy (Sinful Colors), topped by Rain Forest (Revlon Colorstay). Then dots of the red. I got several compliments on these. Except, like I said, it was hard to see the dots.

 

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I had these during the week of Christmas. They got messed up on Christmas night while I was washing dishes from my amazingly delicious and successful Christmas dinner, that I made myself.

Thumb: A couple coats to get complete coverage of Energy Source, by L.A. Colors

Pointer: A couple coats of Sugar Coat (Wet n Wild), then a layer of Dazzle Me (Pure Ice) at the cuticle.

Middle & Pinkie: Sugar Coat, by Wet n Wild

Ring: A base of Sugar Coat, then a chevron of Pedal to the Medal (Maybelline Color Show), covered with a layer of Dazzle Me. Then a thinner chevron of Energy Source.

My Christmas Dinner: Pork Tenderloin in a Balsamic Glaze. Thank you Pinterest!

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

So I had these nails for several days and I got lots of compliments. And they definitely met the “makes me smile” rule.

Winter Wonderland

Thumb & Ring Finger

Base of Elephant Walk, by China Glaze (Found at TJMaxx!!), with several coats of Queen of Beauty, by Sinful Colors.

Pointer Finger

Base of Elephant Walk; snowman made using Energy Source, by L.A. Colors (white) and Black Creme, by Wet n Wild (black).

Middle Finger and Pinkie

Base of Energy Source; dots and snowflakes made with Pedal to the Metal, by Maybelline Color Show.

Festive Frivolities

Festive Frivolities

So this week I’ve got a couple photos for this post as I’ve gotten a little behind. So let’s recap:

 

My sister sent me an idea via Facebook and it was so cute I just had to try it. The execution was really simple, I just used my dot making tools. I made the bigger dots in the darker red first and then filled in the empty spaces with the brighter red. I got a lot of compliments on it and it definitely met my “Makes Me Smile” rule.

Polka Dot tree

French White, by Nina Ultra Pro

Delicious, by Revlon Color Stay (Bright Red)

Red-ial Gypsy, by Color Club (Dark Red)

Queen of Beauty, by Sinful Colors (Sparkle)

 

I also redid the toes for season.

Snowflake Piggy

Indigo Night, by Revlon Color Stay

French White, by Nina Ultra Pro

 

And finally, my current set. I liked the seasonal look of plaid with red, I just didn’t feel like I could do the plaid myself.

Christmas Plaid

Red-ial Gypsy, by Color Club

Dizzy, by L.A. Colors, Color Craze

Nail Strip

Day 14 – Flowers

Day 14 – Flowers

So I got back to my 30 “Day” Challenge and I am trying to incorporate the holiday season as I do. So Day 14, which is flowers I used poinsettias as my influence.

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The top shows my Pinspiration and you can see how I altered it to look like poinsettias. Or tried to, haha.

Gold Medal, by Sinful Colors
Envy, by Sinful Colors (base of accent nail)
Rain Forest, by Revlon Colorstay
Ruby Ruby, by Sinful Colors