Monthly Archives: February 2014

Happily Ever Frosted Flowers After

Happily Ever Frosted Flowers After

Today is February 26th and as of this moment I have only the first seven days of the Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge posted. This month has rather run away with me. The good news is that a lot of the designs are done, I just haven’t posted them. So I shall be back-posting for the next weeks as well as trying to post new designs so that you don’t all just think I posted for February and then abandoned you all. Clear as mud? Good, let’s see some more nails!

This is one from my folder of to-post from just after Christmas – when No-Buy-November was over I took advantage of Tara’s Talons sale and picked up 4 random polishes. Two that looked just made for each other were Frosted Flowers and Happily Ever After. So I ran with those.

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 16: Doodles

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 16: Doodles

How is it that what should perhaps be the easiest prompt of this whole challenge has somehow turned into one of the most difficult? I thought this would be simple – just pick a base colour and doodle something fun. I took my inspiration from a pair of High School Musical 2 curtains I have sitting around in my sewing pile. At first I tried to use a denim effect polish as the base and doodled with my new Rio art pens but the colour from the denim polish bled and everything when blue and that was that. So I picked a different base: Caramel by Barry M. But it still wasn’t easy. These nail art pens, despite being “professional” and getting really good reviews, do not seem to agree with me at all.

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 15: Round & Square

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 15: Round & Square

Over halfway! It’s all downhill from here, as they say. Today seemed liked a good day to break out an indie polish. One with lots of rounds in it. Or two with lots of rounds in, as it turned out.

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 14: Sweets

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 14: Sweets

Another prompt, another perhaps unoriginal but whole new to me design. I love an excuse to do something new with caviar – follow the tag to see some of my other hair-brained ideas. When I was trying to come up with a sweet-inspired nail art design my first thought was liquorice allsorts! My favourite ones are the jelly ones covered in little beads of sugar. A nail art match made in heaven!

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 13: Hearts

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 13: Hearts

I had lots of cool ideas involving hearts, but then I got distracted by the pastel and neon studs that had just arrived from Born Pretty Store and the shiny holographic polish that I’d been trying to find for months and I ended up doing something very simple.

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 12: Camouflage

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 12: Camouflage

Excuse me while I go all old-school on this prompt. I had this camo green from Claire’s Accessories and doing a traditional camouflage design with it has been on my to-do list ever since.

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 11: Wallpaper

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 11: Wallpaper

Time for stamping! It’s an age since I did any stamping. I tried my best with my Bundle Monster stamps on the Jewel Tones prompt, but it’s not… well, it’s not this. This is Stamping. With a capital S.

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