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Thursday, 18 September 2014

The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 18: Gothic Half Moons


I'm in a bit of a blahh place emotionally these days, and I find that when I'm feeling this way it's reflected in my nails. Case in point: the theme for The 31 Day Challenge today was Half Moons and as you can see my fill turned out fairly dark and gothic. Not that this is a bad thing, it's just not at all what I had pictured doing for this fill! Ho hum, oh well.

As always, more details after the cut.


The base for this was one of my new Julep shades for September (which will hopefully be properly swatched this weekend): Julep Mary Lee. It's a gorgeous deep dark maroon with a satin finish. I taped off the tops with binder reinforcements and then covered the bottom with Sinful Colors Black on Black and then did some quick and dirty saran wrap dabbing with more Mary Lee and some Julep Margot for contrast.


Short post today because my mood has left me not wanting to talk too much, but before you go you can check out the other entries for today below:




I'm also currently involved in a giveaway through the ever-awesome Hobby Polish Bloggers group. There are three cash prizes up for grabs and it's open internationally, so after you finish perusing this post get your butt over to the post to enter. :)

15 comments:

  1. Love how deep and rich these are! Its great for the colder weather.

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    1. Agreed! It's very much a fall look. :)

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  2. Vamptastic. Love the saran marbled depth to these. Sorry you're feeling glum and sending warm thoughts your way!

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  3. This is stunning! Sending good thoughts your way!

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  4. I'm sorry to hear you are blah :( but you are doing beautiful nail art - love your interpretation of this prompt!

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  5. Great colors for Fall! I hope you're feeling more upbeat again soon :)

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  6. You had me at gothic :-) Love this vampy look. So fierce! Beautiful!

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  7. I love these!! I am so ready for vampy color time! These are a great to get ready for fall. I hope tomorrow is better for you!

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  8. These are so vampy and gothy, I love it and would totally wear this!

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  9. I love the effect of the saran wrap dabbing. I don't think it looks too Gothic, but I like dark colors! Great job!

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  10. Such dark. Much vampy. :P I like this a lot! :D

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  11. I love that it's getting into fall and more people are using these rich, deep colors!

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  12. I'm so sorry you are feeling down. This mani looks fantastic though! I love the effect of the saran wrap technique in this mani.

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  13. I really like these!! I really want to recreate this because it's so perfect for Fall!

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Thanks for your comments! Even if I don't get a chance to reply I read and appreciate each and every one of them!! <3