Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 2: Metallic Orange Nails

It's day 2 of The 31 Day Challenge 2014, and today's challenge was to do orange nails. Orange is not a colour I tend to favour for nail art, so I was at a bit of a loss for what to do. I started off the same way I did for Day 1: Red Nails in that I grabbed a shade that stood out to me in my collection and let the inspiration take hold from there... Curious about how I got this look? Check below the cut!

Monday, 1 September 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 1: Ruby Hearts

Today marks the start of 2014's 31 Day Challenge! Day 1: Red Nails. I was at a bit of a loss for where to start so I went through my collection to find a red that spoke to me and then tried to think about what came to mind when I thought of the colour red. Hearts? Hearts!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

I'm doing the 31 Day Challenge 2014!

I know I've said in the past that I will never again do a long, daily challenge. I just can't keep up.

... But so many people in my groups are doing the 31 Day Challenge this year that I couldn't not give it just one more try! Haha. If I can make it through grad school I can make it through a measly 31 day challenge, amirite?! (Honestly if I can make it even half way through I'll call it a success, but I'm really going to try my hardest to get all the way through.)

You can find out more about the challenge over at Chalkboard Nails, and More Nail Polish has put together an InLinkz link up so we can all connect.

I'm going to start September 1st which is tomorrow! On social media everything will be tagged with #31DC2014. Let me know if you're participating, I'd love to follow along with what you put together! :)

See you tomorrow!

Friday, 29 August 2014

My Julep 100 Degrees of Mystery Box Unboxing and Review!

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I had a gift card for Julep so when I saw that the mystery box for August was going to be complete mystery I decided to go for it. I'm not huge on the polishes they put in the mystery boxes (I find there are a lot of oranges - this month was no exception!) but it is a nice way for me to try some of Julep's beauty products that I wouldn't otherwise pick up. So let's see what I got this month!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

My First Successful Attempt at One Stroke Flowers!

One stroke flowers are one of the techniques I've been putting off for a long time... For me it's a lot like watermarbling: something that looks gorgeous, something that people say is sooo easy, but then when I sit down to do it it turns out looking terrible.

This most recent attempt came about because I was asking around in one of my nail art groups for flower ideas. The lovely PiggyLuv linked to one of her one stroke designs and I told her there was NO WAY I would be able to do it since I had a love-hate relationship with one stroke designs. She linked me to one of her tutorials and I gave it a try and what do you know - patience (and a good teacher!) and I did a pretty decent job!

Let's take a better look!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

My August #HePicksMyPolish Mani - A Confusion of Witches!

So it's another month and time for another #HePicksMyPolish challenge! This month didn't go as smoothly as expected, and it's all the fault of teenage witches (and my terrible memory). Specifically: Sabrina and Hermione!

You see, my dad chose three colours for me to use: Julep Padma (a deep purple), Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Lava (an orange-gold shimmery duochrome) and Julep Hermione (a white crackle). This is the manicure I was challenged with, but as you can see it's not the one I ended up with...

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If you have any questions about the program please feel free to ask me! You can also check out some of the previous boxes I've gotten or check out some of the looks I've put together with Julep colours!

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