Monday, September 2, 2013

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31 Day Challenge - Day 2 - Orange

I  have a feeling that my day 2 orange nails are going to be a pretty common design theme for today.  Traditional monarch butterfly wings - and I'm not sure why I started the challenge with two butterfly designs.

I actually did a subtle gradient on my nails using Picture Polish Citrus and Ulta 3 Chocolate Cake, but then I wanted sparkle, so I put a layer of Picture Polish Popsicle over the top. Popsicle is pretty sheer, so the gradient still showed through, but it added an amazing orange shimmer.

I stamped the butterfly wing design from Vivid Lacquer plate VL004, it's just the perfect size for my fingers.

Here is a shot with my daughters pet monarch butterfly.  Before anyone flames me for keeping a butterfly in a jar, know that it's electronic.  Check my instagram account later tonight for a video of the butterfly and my nails in action.


  1. I like this one, it's really nice :)

  2. Ooh, I also did monarch butterfly nails for day 2! I won't have mine up until later tonight though.

    (I'm actually a little worried about the photo- I only managed two before my camera battery died and I am not sure if they're any good!)

  3. These are lovely :)

  4. Love these!!The most beautiful butterfly wings I've ever seen!

  5. You're right--I did butterflies too! :-D

  6. That is aboslutely lovely! I do love butterflies. The last one was absolutely lovely too, btw.

  7. These look fantastic! An electronic butterfly? Sounds interesting :D

  8. I really wanted to do monarch nails today too but I don't have the stamp. I decided against freehanding them, knowing how much better they could look. Yours looks great!

  9. I am dying to try a butterfly mani. Just have to get the stamping plate! This one is lovely.


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