31 Day Challenge - Day 4 - Happiness

What makes me happy?  Lots of colour, music and cute things.  I have tried to represent these things in this mani.  I even managed to take the photo during daylight hours, so the colour balance is a bit better this time.

More details after the jump.

I started with a base of China Glaze White on White so I could keep the background colours light.  Next I dry brushed the following Barry M polishes Dragon (pink), Mango (orange), 322 BLE 2013 B (yellow), Greenberry (green), Blueberry (blue).  I covered this with a layer of Colour Club top coat to help the colours merge together.  I like a bit of disorder and smudging between the colours rather than straight lines so I kept this swirly rainbow effect for the background.

Next I added the Pusheen cartoon on my ring finger, musical notes and headphones using acrylic paints and very fine nail art brushes.  In all this happiness I found a tiny bit of sadness.  My favourite nail art striper brush is starting to fray at the ends, so I'll have to buy and customise a new brush.

Music is a big part of my life and I have a very large collection.  According to iTunes I have 9078 songs and that doesn't include the CDs I haven't got round to adding yet.  As my house has thin walls I have a pair of proper over the ear headphones so I can appreciate my music at an appropriate volume without annoying the neighbours.  It's not practical for me to have a pet, but I have lost many hours watching cute cat videos online.  Well you can't watch just one! Which is why I have a cartoon cat in the mix for this as well.

Everything was covered in a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust to add a bit of sparkle.  Everything is always better with a bit of Fairy Dust!

To see what represents happiness for the other bloggers click on the links below:


  1. Everything is better with fairy dust :D these are so cute!

    1. Thanks, I seem to be a little bit addicted to glitter at the moment.

  2. I love everything Pusheen, love this mani so much!


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