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To #31DC2014 Or Not?

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To #31DC2014 Or Not?

September is just on the other side of the weekend and this means two things to me – firstly, that I am coming up to my 1 Year Blog-iversary! I began this little blog on September 1st 2013 so that I could participate in the 31 Day Challenge 2013 and I nearly made it to the end, getting up to 28 before I ran out of puff.

Which leads me onto number 2. The 31 Day Challenge 2014 begins on September 1st and I’d love to join in, but I just don’t know if I can manage it! In September I’ll be handing in my PhD thesis (hopefully) *and* moving house and on top of that I doubt I’d be able to give the 31DC2014 all the time and attention it deserves. You might have noticed that since Lily Allen week at the beginning of the month my blog postings have… not happened.

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31 Day Challenge Day 28: Inspired By A Flag

31 Day Challenge Day 28: Inspired By A Flag

I hail from the South West of England, in the United Kingdom. From Devon, to be precise. Did you know that Devon has a flag? It’s named after St Petroc, who (according to Wikipedia) was a prince notable for ministering in Devon and Cornwall. Here’s a fun fact – the flag was adopted following a competition in 2003 and gained official recognition from Devon County Council in 2006. The colours are quite well known in Devon – I study at the University of Exeter and the sports teams all wear these colours. Anyway, lesson over! Here are my nails:

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31 Day Challenge Day 27: Inspired By Artwork

31 Day Challenge Day 27: Inspired By Artwork

This was a fun theme. These nails are a little Edward Monkton, a little bit Keith Haring, and very largely drawing from 10 Blank Canvases. I love her nails!

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31 Day Challenge Day 26: Inspired By A Pattern

31 Day Challenge Day 26: Inspired By A Pattern

In contrast to the last few days, I’ve known what I was doing for this theme ever since I first started the challenge. In fact, this may have been the pattern that convinced me to try out this daft idea to begin with. It’s from a great bag that my mum had on holiday for toting around her beach gear. I’m not sure now why I took a picture of the pattern but didn’t take a picture of the whole bag.

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31 Day Challenge Day 25: Inspired By Fashion

31 Day Challenge Day 25: Inspired By Fashion

Er… I had no idea what to do for this. I looked at some pictures from recent London Fashion Week, but I was uninspired. So I looked around my own collection, and settled on a trend that I really love – the Peter Pan collar. (That’s the technical term for those really cute rounded collars that have been around for the last year.) A great excuse to get my Models Own Fruit Pastels out again!

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31 Day Challenge Day 24: Inspired By A Book

31 Day Challenge Day 24: Inspired By A Book

I struggled with an idea for this theme. I read a lot of books, but they’re mostly on Kindle and they’re mainly tacky romance… My favourite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, but I get a lot of ridicule for that and the only thing I could have painted on my nails would have been buildings and we all would have been bored by that… maybe next year. So I went through the small collection of physical books that sit on my bookcase (the rest are all in storage, sob) and picked the one with the most interesting cover. Which led me here:

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31 Day Challenge Day 23: Inspired By A Movie

31 Day Challenge Day 23: Inspired By A Movie

Can you guess which movie I chose from these nails?

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Hopefully there’ll be a geek or two out there…. Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

This is one of my top ten favourite films ever. It describes itself as an Epic of Epic Epicness and is one of those rare films that actually delivers, in my opinion.

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