I appear to be playing catch up again. Prepare for lots of posts over the next couple of days and lots of colour. Summer has come to an end and it is getting very grey and cold in this little part of the world so I decided my nails needed to be a lot more colourful.
I had a few ideas for this and I have maybe taken a few liberties interpreting the theme. I have interpreted pattern as something you might see printed on fabric and I went for neon paint splatter on black.
Phew, having a bit of a blogging frenzy this weekend. As you may have noticed I am also taking part in the 33 Day Challenge organised by the Crumpet's Nail Tarts. There are only 3 posts a week for this and a small overlap with the 31 Day Challenge but I thought I should stretch myself a little bit. Hopefully this will inspire me to come up with some new and original designs.
My chosen movie for day 23 of the 31 Day Challenge is Despicable Me 2. Everyone has had a go at painting Minions, but these little guys are just too cute not to try at least once.
When I first decided to participate in a challenge I came up an idea for dots and had to paint it while it was still in my head. Apologies for the orange tone of the picture, I was still getting to grips with my camera when this was taken and hadn't quite mastered indoor night-time pictures. I've seen this look done before but I had a couple of polishes I thought would really work together for this.
Many bloggers have a love/hate relationship with water marbling ie love the way it looks (when done successfully), hate having to use this technique as it is so darn difficult to perfect. I envy the people in the tutorial videos on You Tube who make it look so easy - drop some polish in a cup, drag a cocktail stick or dotting tool through it to create a pattern and perfectly place your nail in the polish to get the exact design you want on your nail. If only...
This is my attempt for day 20 of the challenge.
I have been going to lots of events at the Spirit of Moray Book Festival this week. I've learned a lot and met some fantastic authors. I might even have some inspiration for some of the later challenges. This does mean both the blog and my nails have been a little neglected but I'm getting caught up as quickly as I can.
Today's theme is half moon nails and this is what I came up with:
More details after the jump.
First of all I would like to thank everyone for the Liebster award nominations. I am super busy at work at the moment as I start a new job in 2 weeks and need to get everything ready to hand over before I go. Also organizing daily posts for the 31 Day Challenge has taken up a lot of my spare time. However, I will get round to answering all the questions and linking back to everyone's blog when things have calmed down a bit. This is also the reason I've not been responding to all the lovely comments, but I have read and appreciate them all.
Right on with the business of the day and I would like to thank Cazzy Duncan over at SpecialGirl Nails for testing out how well the 2truc Metallica polishes work for stamping. As the results were so good I had to acquire them for myself. I also had a special triple points offer on my Superdrug Beauty Card for the next purchase I made in September (a special offer as it was my birthday).
I'm giving my natural nails a rest today (I'm still wearing the stripes mani posted yesterday) and I've painted some tips instead. As my cousin has been very supportive of my nail art I had no choice but to do tiger stripes for the animal print theme as they are her favourite animal.
I'm much happier with today's mani than yesterday's polka dots, I was feeling much more inspired. This idea was taken from a look created by Robin Moses. You can check out the tutorial video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPBdDNuMIf4
This post has taken me quite a while to put together as I wasn't quite happy with the various ideas I came up with for this theme. While this design could have used a bit more planning it was the best of the bunch.
When I got the idea for yesterday's metallic nails it led very quickly to this one. I was going to add the jukebox in with the shoes but I thought there was room to work with it all on its own. I call this look my eclectic rainbow jukebox.
It is with great trepidation that I set out on my first 31 Day Challenge. I've got loads of ideas already drawn up in my sketch book, now I just have to hope I have the time to create them all. #31dc2013
The theme for day 1 is red and this is what I came up with:
More details after the jump.