Saturday, September 21, 2019

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31DC2019 - Inspired by a colour - Sunset


I can’t believe I never thought to use this Picture Polish shade as the inspiration for this prompt before. Some years for this challenge, I’ve been inspired by actual colours, other years I’m taken the lead from Sarah at Chalkboard nails, and been inspired by nail polish colours, more specifically the name of that colour.

Picture Polish Sunset has inspired this African animal scene. I used a few other picture polish shades to make the gradient, I think it was Blue and Crazy. 






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Friday, September 20, 2019

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31DC2019 - Watermarble - pastel water marble

So here with are with the Water Marble challenge in the prompt, a day that is no longer a feared for me in the challenge, in fact I love the water marble prompt.  If you struggle with water-marbling, you should check out a post I did a few years back with some tips and tricks to get it to work right.

I realised I hadn't done a pastel water marble for the challenge yet, so I pulled out my favourite brand with pastel shades that I know marble perfectly.






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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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31DC2019 - Galaxy - Neon galaxy

I’m always trying to think of different ways to do this prompt, so mach so that I don’t think I’ve done just a regular galaxy mani in the 31 day challenge yet. I’ve had a drip galaxy, cats in space, a pastel galaxy etc. 

One that I hadn’t yet tried was a neon galaxy. These were very fun to wear and super eye catchy! I’m not sure I really got the galaxy feel to the sponged background, but chuck in a couple of star bursts, a few dots and a glitter top coat and suddenly it looks like a galaxy mani.






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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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31DC2019 - Half Moons - Donuts

I find this prompt to be one of the hardest to come up with something unique each year.  This year I have bit of a silly fun design for this half moons prompt. These are half moon chocolate and strawberry iced donuts, with sprinkles!






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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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31DC2019 - Glitter - Rainbow glitter placement

It’s glitter day, one of my both favourite and also most feared days of the challenge. I always love the final look of a glitter placement mani, but bloody hell, the effort involved is just ridiculous.  I’d probably rate these glitters as medium sized, I’ve done smaller and larger before. I actually timed myself for each nail and it basically took 10 minutes per finger. So yeah, that more than and hour and a half of solid glitter placing.  

This was the first time I used a clear gel layer as the coat I stuck the glitters to. I think this sped up the process significantly and also made it much cleaner, as I didn’t have to keep dabbing a bit of regular nail polish down every few minutes to stick the glitter on.







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Monday, September 16, 2019

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31DC2019 - Geometric

Today is the middle of the challenge. Who hoo, only another 15 more days to go! Unfortunately I do find the second half of the challenge more, well challenging! The prompts are definitely harder.

The prompt today is Geometric, and like in many previous years, I’ve created some stamping decals. The image is from an Emily de Molly plate and I coloured them in using a selection of Pretty Serious pastel shades.






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I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband, Mr Ten and Miss Eight. My blog is all about nail polish, and a few other bits in between. You can contact me at morenailpolish@iinet.net.au