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31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 10: Gradient Nails

31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 10: Gradient Nails

Day 10! Can you believe we’re into double figures and about one third of the way through this challenge already! I’m not doing too well at getting all the posts written in time but I’m managing to keep up with the nails! If you’d like to see all my pictures together then check out my Instagram.

I’ve done a few gradients already so far this challenge, so it feels a bit odd that this is the most basic gradient yet. I’ve kind of got into the mindset that a gradient should be a base for something, but I loved this so much I didn’t want to add anything to it!

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The Neverending Pile Challenge: Use As Many Untrieds in One Mani As You Can

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The Neverending Pile Challenge: Use As Many Untrieds in One Mani As You Can

I’ve been looking forward to this challenge. For real, I’ve been thinking about what to do with this for weeks. How often do you pull out lots and lots of different polishes and just throw them all together in one random design? I almost can’t believe I’ve never done it before. This is one heck of a Kitchen Sink design!

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 10: Night Sky

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 10: Night Sky

There are probably more original things I could do with the prompt Night Sky, but I really wanted to do galaxy nails!

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 3: Warm vs. Cool

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 3: Warm vs. Cool

EDIT: Please vote for these nails in Grazia’s Manicure Monday competition!

This prompt had me stumped for ages. Someone in the Polish Passionistas group posted this image of what Warm vs. Cool means – essentially warm colours are pink/red through to yellow, and cold colours are yellow/green through to violet. This did not help me much. If I ever have to do this prompt again I will be totally stuck because this was all I could think of!

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Christmas With Cute Polish

Christmas With Cute Polish

We interrupt your regular dose of David Bowie to bring you something more seasonal: Christmas nails!

This design by Cute Polish brings together ALL of the classic Christmas nail art – Christmas sweater, gingerbread man, santa, fairy lights, snowflakes and snowmen, candy canes, presents and Christmas tree! Cute Polish is running a competition to win a whole host of amazing prizes and you can get extra entries for recreating her designs and tagging her on Instagram. It seemed only fitting to try out her Christmas tutorial. Check out the bottom of this post for her video!

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December Gig Nails: Gothic Christmas

December Gig Nails: Gothic Christmas

Please vote for this design in Grazia’s Manicure Monday competition!

On Saturday night my band played at The Coach House in Paignton. A handwritten sign on the jukebox read “The management has the right to reject all Christmas songs at all times.” I was glad I decided to go with these slightly understated Christmas nails instead of something a bit more obviously festive!

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Sunday Stash: Magazines Polishes

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Sunday Stash: Magazines Polishes

November was a No-Polish Buying Month. Somehow I still came out of the month with over 10 new polishes. This is largely because of polishes from magazines.

The first polish I ever got from a magazine was Nails Inc Motcomb Street with Glamour Magazine. I bought it because it looked like black. Turns out it’s a very deep navy blue, which was kind of annoying at the time. It took me a while to warm to the colour. But now I don’t mind it.

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In fact, I’m pretty sure the first time I ever used it was during the 31 Day Challenge in September, despite the fact it had been in my collection since last Christmas! Read the rest of this entry