Showing posts with label 31DC2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 31DC2013. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The 31 Day Challenge 2013 Round Up

It's time for the 31 Day Challenge 2013 roundup! I thought it would be fun to put all pictures into one post, and you can click on the photos to be taken to its original post. Each post contains text descriptions of techniques that I used as well as polishes in the design.

Wow I can't even believe I finished this whole challenge! I loved how this challenge really pushed me to think out of the box and revisit old polishes/techniques. I also realized how much I love challenges and am going to look for more to join thru out the year:D My favorite mani in this challenge is the Inspired by Art work, Abstract/Splatter Mani. 
Which one is your favorite?

My Favorite #31DC2013 Mani

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Can you believe it, finally the last day of the 31 Day Challenge!! I am so happy to finally be able to give my nails a break, and have more time for other crafts. Plus it is now October, this year has flown by! For my mani today I was inspired by Wacky Lacki Day 14 flower mani. 

Color Club: Poetic Hues and Take me to Your Chateau
 Lime Crime: Parfait Day and Creme de Limon
Orly: Charged Up and Jet Black

This was a fun mani to recreate, I think Wacky Laki did a much better job tho. I am so proud of myself for getting thru and completing my first 31 Day Challenge! Congrats to others who completed this challenge as well :D

Monday, September 30, 2013

A Tutorial 31DC2013 Mani

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Good Morning lovelies. I hope everyone had a great weekend, I am still recovering from the bacherlotte party on Saturday :D. My nails today is what I wore for the event. The tutorial I choose to be inspired by today is from Amber Did It and it is a Basket Weave design.

Sinful Colors: Black on Black
Color Club: Harp on It

This design was super easy to achieve, and I LOVE it. Next time I do try this design I may try to fit more lines on my nail, Amber did three horizontally but I wasn't sure if my nails were long enough for three. I also did reverse colors as you can see on my pointer and pinky fingers. In the end I think I prefer the black background.Tomorrow is the last day!!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Supernatural 31DC2013 Mani

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Happy Sunday, this is another post I wrote ahead of time. I will be busy coming home from bacherlotte party today and than later going to a cider mill with family so I did these nails ahead of time. The theme today is inspired by the Supernatural... how does the supernatural inspire one? I decided the best way to portray this was with a simple stamped ghost mani.

China Glaze: Recycle
Manglaze: Hot Mess
Sinful Colors: White on White and Black on Black
BM223 and Mash 38

Surprisingly I actually love this mani. I think the matte sparkly is what does it for me. This would make a great Halloween mani! Only 2 days left!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Flag 31DC2013 Mani

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Happy Saturday! I am writing this post ahead of time since I have a bachelorette party later and wasn't sure if I would have time before hand.

The theme for today's challenge is inspired by a flag. There are simply so many flags in the world and I knew I didn't want to do the American Flag. I also wanted to do a flag that I actually know, instead of searching for one. I ended up remembering Greece's flag from when I watched the Olympics, I always loved the color combo with the two patterns. Below is the Greece flag and my mani.

Zoya: Rocky
Orly: Crisp White

This was a pretty easy flag to recreate. I used striping brush and drew all the lines by hand.  I can't believe there is only a few days left in the challenge. Has everyone been able to stay on track?

Friday, September 27, 2013

by Artwork 31DC2013 Mani

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Hooray for Friday and the weekend! I am really excited for this weekend and also am loving my mani today. We are to choose a piece of art to inspire us for today's challenge. I did a lot of Google searching and was waiting for something to catch my eye. I finally found this beautiful abstract painting and knew I had to recreate it. Check it out below.

Zoya: Micky, Mira, Livingston, Josie, Sharon, and Kendal
Color Club: Most Famous and Wild Cactus
L'oreal: Jet set to Paris and After Hours
Sally Hansen: Brisk Blue
NYC: Traffic Jam Orange
Sinful Colors: Black on Black

It is safe to say I have used the most colors in this mani than ever before. All I did for this mani was use the polishes brushes with barely any polish and dab it all over. I obviously at the end did a splatter with black and left it without top coat to save the texture look. This is my favorite mani from the whole challenge so far. :D