31 Day Challenge Round-Up. Days 17-24

September 26, 2015

Nothing To Disclose

Arghhhh. We’re nearly there guys! I am astounded at myself! So this will be the second last round-up post. The next one will be when it’s all over and done with.

Today I’m showing you my entries for days 17-24 of the 31 Day Challenge. There were some ones in here that I really loved.

Day 17- Glitter

Day 17- Glitter

I was kind of stumped with what to do for glitter. Part of me just wanted to swatch a glitter polish. I’m glad I chose to go with the flow with how this idea turned out though. It was so fast to do!

I applied a chevron nail vinyl to my nail, did one coat of black (Pretty Serious Absence) and stuck on some random round raspberry holo glitters. This looked pretty cool I thought.

Day 18- Half Moons

Day 18- Half Moons

This one was clearly planned in my head, but turned out nothing like what I imagined it. The nails with the decals need something more don’t you think? After I had taken it off I wished I had used the red polish to draw the halfmoon area on the middle and ring fingers. I think that would’ve brought the whole look together a bit more.

The decals are MILV number 186, and the polish I used was Dance Legend Gel Effect 1040. I hand painted the half moon area as I had no stickers.

Day 19- Galaxy

Day 19- Galaxy

There was a story behind my galaxy nails. At present we are a one car family, which means each day we are up at 5am to drive my husband to work. As we are coming out of Winter now it has always been dark around then lately and myself and the three boys look out the car at the Morning Star every time! I love it! It’s my favourite star!

Anyway, that’s what this mani was meant to be and that’s why it’s kind of in a gradient style! I can’t even remember what I used for this mani. I know there was Absence, Eye Of Copernicus and Racy Lingerie by Pretty Serious. I used two duo chrome Celestial samples to help create the shading, and the stars are done with Dance Legend Katana.

Day 20- Watermarble

Day 20- Watermarble

By this day I had fallen behind by a day, and while this didn’t work out how it was meant to, I decided it would have to do! I used Celestial Cosmetics Men Of Mayhem and Pretty Serious Absence (god I use that a lot huh?) Men Of Mayhem did not marble very weel for this. It was a little too thin to keep it’s strong colour. In retrospect, what I should’ve done was Men Of Mayhem on the base and a clear and black watermarble.

Day 21- Inspired by a Colour

Day 21- Inspired by a Colour

I was super happy with this one! This was inspired by a ball? of yarn that a friend of mine had recently spun. It has the most amazing gradient of colours, so I really wanted to try and replicate it. I think I got it pretty close. Regardless, this looked really nice and I’m so glad I went and did it!

On the base I used Picture Polish Nougat, Camo and Malt Teaser. The stamp is from Moyou Pro 01 and I used Celestial & Color4Nails stamping polishes in the colours Pearl, Melina and Viridian.

Day 22- Inspired by a Song

Day 22- Inspired by a Song

On this day I was lazy and thought I shuld bring out my collaboration polish with Pretty Serious, Kashmir. I applied Santa’s Sunburn to my middle and ring fingers, then added some fancy diamond nail vinyls from Loki’s Lacquer to create this look. It was simple, and pretty! Also, this is the day I realised that I can now post rectangle pics to Instagram, hence my rectangle here. Day! Made!

Day 23- Inspired By A Movie

Day 23- Inspired By A Movie

At first I wanted to do nails inspired with Elizabethtown which I absolutely love, but instead, after going through the dvd’s, chose the colour scheme on the cover of The Dark Crystal. I really enjoyed the effect of these, and I took a macro for some flakie love!

Day 23- Inspired by a Movie, close-up

Day 23- Inspired by a Movie, close-up

I applied two coats of OPI Just Lanai-ing around and two thin coats of Femme Fatale Cosmetics Ever Elusive. I stamped over it with Moyou Kaleidoscope 03, and stamping polish from Celestial & Color4Nails Camellia. I popped a rainbow multichrome stud to the center of each nail.

Day 24- Inspired by a Book

Day 24- Inspired by a Book

Lastly was the prompt Inspired by a Book, this one was difficult. I also teamed this with our prompt from Paint All The Nails Negative Space. You can read all about what I used for this mani HERE.

Overall I am happy with this lot of mani’s, I’ve found myself feeling a bit more creative and sticking to my style. I like the way that the challenge has made me think outside my little box a bit more.

Stay tuned for mid next week when I do my final round-up!

Chris xx

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  • Your inspired by a movie are my absolute favourite, although I gotta say you made it tough to choose – so many pretties here!! We’re almost there!!! It’s been a crazy ride but a good one 🙂

    • It has been! Thanks Mina! I’m kind of at a loss with what to do now that it’s over. I definitely require prompts to produce things! We rocked it <3

  • Seriously that Dark Crystal mani is just perfection <3 <3 You're kicking this challenges butt!

    My inner crochet fan is very excited that your inspired by a colour mani is from a handspun ball of wool! It's a gorgeous colour scheme.

    • Thankyou Jae! The butt has definitely been kicked. It’s made me want to do more nail art, more often <3

  • So many favourites! Where do I begin?! Your galaxy nails are utter perfection! And of course I love the knitted nails <3 <3 The negative space are one of my favourites of all time!

    • Haha! Thanks for the inspiration! I never thought I’d pull off a galaxy mani so I was surprised with that one!

  • I’m really loving everyone’s round up posts! My favourite look here is inspired by a movie…just wow! I really love what you came up with, the stamp is beautiful. Your watermarble is lovely too, I can’t resist pink and black together <3

    • Thanks Allie! I just wish the pink showed up better, then they would have been awesome! Pink and black are a great combination <3

  • Aaaah, those galaxy nails! Really Christine, you do such fun nail art <3.

    • Awww, Thankyou so much! That means a lot to me <3