Saturday, September 23, 2017

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31DC2017 - Inspired by a movie - Moana

Well I feel a little stupid. I just posted the wrong mani- inspired by a book, and I only realised when  I went to add the inlinkz and noticed that no one else had posted yet. I knew something was up cause I always check out Olivia Jades nails cause they are the first ones in the inlinkz.

So, not that I unpublished that, and removed the automated post from facebook. I'll get on with the correct nails. The upside is that my post for tomorrow is already done!

Ok, so my inspired by a movie nails are inspired by the Disney movie Moana. Let's walk through the different designs. On my index finger is the clucky little chicken called heihei. I painted him free hand with polish and think he turned out ok. The middle finger represents Moana's top, which is orange with brown patterns. It also has white beaded section, which I represented with some caviar beads that I painted white.  The ring finger has Moana's flower wreath and the pinky has the green heart of te fiti stone.







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Friday, September 22, 2017

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31DC2017 - Inspired by a song

I always find this prompt so tricky. I find it really hard to find inspiration from a some, but today this one just clicked when I saw the dancing bodies on the Bundle Monster plate that I stamped on my ring and pinky fingers.

As soon as I saw them I though they looked like people dancing, and more specifically, like they were shaking. So my inspiration for this mani is the Taylor Swift song, Shake it off. 

My kids just love dancing away to this song. In fact, at school, they have replaced the school bell with a 10 second audio clip of either Shake it Off, or Happy by Pharrel Williams. 

So what's going on here on my nails, well I was inspired by the video clip for this song. There are lots of costumes and many distinct looks.  To start with I did a grey gradient background just like the background on the video clip.  I did the cassette deck player with red stamping to represent the part where she wears the black leather plants and the red bomber jacket.  The ballet shoe represents the part with the ballet dancers (obviously) and then there are the people dancing, or "shaking it off". I even painted on gold to represent her gold outfit. 






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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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31DC2017 - Inspired by a colour - Dance Legend Matrix, red pill and blue pill

The prompt today is 'inspired by a colour', and each year I've interpreted this to be inspired the the name of a polish.  For the third time in five years, I've chosen a polish from Dance Legend. I just that shows that they have some well chosen names among their polishes.

Now I've actually chosen two polishes from Dance Legend for the inspired by. Red Pill and Blue Pill from the Matrix collection. There are six polishes in the collection and they are all inspired by the Matrix movie.  These two are absolutely amazing, and the pick of the bunch in my opinion. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see my swatches of Red Pill and Blue Pill.

For the nail art, I attempted to create the actual Red and Blue pills like the appear in the movie. On the other fingers I created the Matrix by stamping the binary numbers from BM415 in two shades of green.






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Here are my swatches of Blue Pill. It's quite amazing. It is a rich bright metallic blue with a scattered holo finish. Opaque in two thin coats.





Red Pill is a red version of blue pill, a metallic red finish with scattered holo. Opaque in two coats and finishes with a gloss.





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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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31DC2017 - Watermarble

Water-marble day was one I always dreaded, not any more! I love water marble day cause I finally have the knowledge to work out what's wrong with a marble and fix it.

Today I've gone back to one of my favourite brands to water marble with, which become quite the indie polish world sensation with this collection simply for the fact that it water marbled so perfectly.  My bottles are getting pretty old now, at least two and a half years I'd say, and they still marble like they were new, even though the bottles are about two thirds full.

For today's design, I created the marbles on water and let the dry and applied them like decals.  It was so much cleaner doing it that way. I also felt I got better placement of the patterns and I didn't use up as much polish as doing it the regular water dipping technique. So if you have the time to allow the polish to dry in the cup, and at least two cups (I actually did three in case I messed up and needed another full pattern) then I highly recommend doing it the decal way.






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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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31DC2017 - Galaxy 3D curtain pull

Day 19 - Yippee, the end is in sight ladies, although the last third of the challenge is definitely the toughest.  

Today's theme is Galaxy, and I got the idea for today's mani from the always innovative @Narmai, or PiggyLuv. Back in 2015 she created what she called a curtain pull design, with a little bit of 3D texture to really give it a surrealistic look.

I used that inspiration to have a little rocket, flying through space, with a thread behind it that was pulling away the galaxy curtain.  Unfortunately it's really hard to see my 3D elements on the curtain pull part, maybe it needed to make them a bit higher, but if you look closely at the pictures you can see it.

Loving Pretty Serious' Daphne's Masquerade Party for the glittery holo effect in the galaxy.






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Monday, September 18, 2017

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31DC2017 - Half Moons with Picture Polish Macaron

Half moons is a prompt that I either totally smash it, or completely miss the mark. Last year and 2014 were both years where I hit it out of the park, 2015 was pretty damn awful. This year I'm not so sure. I was inspired by a design I saw through google images, but it wasn't watermarked so I don' know who to credit. The one I saw was also matte, and maybe that is why it looks so much better than mine? I dunno. I don't hate this, but I'm not loving it either. Maybe it's because it's spring time here and I want to wear bright colours and pastels, not dark vampy colours like this mani.

What I do love is the sparkly bling feature nail.  I used some new crystals I got from MilvArt, there are regular silver ones and aurora borealis ones which are multicoloured pastel shades.

The other thing I love about this mani is the half moon shade, which is a new colour from Picture Polish called Macaron. It's impossible for me to capture it accurately in my indoor photos, so I have some swatch photos below.  







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Macaron is a smooth jelly shade with tonnes of scattered holo particles. It leans to coral side of the red spectrum and is a fabulous addition to my collection.




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