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30 Day Nail Challenge Day 25: Inspired By Fashion

The 30 Day Nail Challenge is starting to wind down, today is the 25th day of the challenge! Wow! Today’s look is inspired by fashion and I love Dolce & Gabbana! I had a look at their web site and stumbled upon this:
Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2014
and this:
Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2014
I love ornate embroidery and the look of old paintings so these two dresses totally fit the bill. I decided to try using some of my craft water transfers on my nails to see if they would work like the Nailene nail tattoos I’ve used in the past. Well they didn’t, they were thicker and tore/cracked easily but once you put a top coat over the transfer it stuck to the nail with no problems. Air bubbles however became holes once the top coat dried.

I love the way this turned out and I definitely will be using the water transfers again. The water transfers I used for this manicure are by Lisa Pavelka, I purchased them at Micheal’s art stores in the polymer clay area or online.
Next up in the 30 Day Nail Challenge is inspired by a pattern, I just received three sets of nail plates I’m just itching to use!


For this look I used:
Seche Vite Base Coat
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear golden-I, black out, mint sorbet, celeb city
Maybelline Color Show boho gold, porcelain party, tenacious teal
Revlon foxy, vixen, fashionista, copper penny, gold coin
Rimmel black satin
Nicole by OPI disco doll
NYC matte me crazy top coat
Miracote top coat

Nail plates used for this look:
Gals GA23
Pueen 02, 04, 05
Bundle Monster BM08

30 Day Nail Challenge Day 22: Inspired by a Song

Today the 30 Day Nail Challenge is inspired by a song. I really struggled with this one because I have had Rihanna’s Diamonds stuck in my head for a week now and could not think of another song to do. I finally settled on… Empire State of Mind by Jay Z as my inspiring song, and as a bonus it gave me a chance to use nail tattoos again.

I really like this look, I probably should have stamped on top of the Statue of Liberty’s fireworks after adding glitter but it was time to stop and go to bed.

For this look I used:
Nailene nail tattoos
Seche Vite Base Coat
Revlon grey suede, enchanting, provoke
L’OrĂ©al safari chic
Maybelline Color Show twilight rays
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear golden-I, in the spotlight, black out
Nicole by OPI kourt is red-y for a pedi
NYC Lincoln square lavender
Seche Vite Top Coat
Nail plates used:
Winstonia W109, W114, W118

Next up is a manicure inspired by a movie!

30 Day Nail Challenge Day 9: Rainbow

Day 9 of the 30 Day Nail Challenge: rainbow!!!
This manicure was really fun to do, I tried a new-to-me product from Nailene: Nail Tattoos!! They are basically a water transfer, just like those temporary tattoos you wear as a kid. Here is a picture of the packaging:

For about $7 CAD you get two mini nail polishes and thirty nail tattoos, I cut the tattoos in half before applying them. Since I had a leftover half I cut it up into strips and used them as accents to tie the look together.

I am loving these nail tattoos! I can’t wait to try the other styles that came in the kit. I especially like the maps of the New York City Subway system. I may use them later in the challenge for the movie themed nails… Stay tuned!

What do you think? Rainbow enough for the Challenge?
Next up: gradient nails

For this look I used:
Revlon Provoke
Maybelline Color Show Blue Blowout
Revlon Enchanting
Pure Ice Excuse Me
Nailene *unknown colour (off white)
Seche Vite Top Coat