Monday, September 30, 2013

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31 Day Challenge - Day 30 - Inspired by a Tutorial

I can't believe it's the penultimate day of the 31 Day Challenge already.  It's gone by so ridiculously fast, don't you think?  

Today' is inspired by a tutorial day. I've actually already done a bunch of 'inspired by a tutorial' designs during the 31 Day challenge, such as:
But luckily I still had a few tutorials up my sleeve. The tutorial I followed was by amazing Aussie instagramer, #Strawbrie and a post she did on Lacquerheads of Oz for a drag marble design. I changed her design slightly, by starting my colours on the corner of my nail, rather than the middle, and I also continued my colours out onto the index and pinky fingers, rather than using the same colours on each nail.

The main thing I leaned doing this design is the need to have quite thick blobs of polish on your nail and to work fast, otherwise the polish doesn't really drag through, instead you just put scratch lines through and don't see those U shaped drag patterns.

I love this so much - my favourite colour is rainbow!

Completely unplanned, I had these nails on when the Hubby and I took the kids out to Floriade.  For any non Aussie readers, Floriade is a month long flower and entertainment festival held in my home town every year in spring and it's the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere.  I couldn't have chosen a more perfect mani to be wearing!.  We rode the ferris wheel - seen here in the background of the picture, but I was too busy pointing things out and listening to the kids that I totally forgot to get an aerial shot of my nails and the flowers.


  1. so awesome and the colors are so vibrant :)

  2. Bright and beautiful :-)

  3. I love this so much! I think I need to try this out soon! Rainbows are so awesome, I love that you said rainbows are your favorite color!!!

  4. That's absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could make something like this.

  5. It's very beautiful!
    I propose to follow each other, if you agree to let me know!

  6. Oh my god! This so pretty!!!!

  7. These are so colorful and fun! I love the photos with the tulips as the background :)

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