Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 31 - Recreate Your Favorite (By Someone Else)

I can't believe this, the last day of the challenge!

I decided to recreate this manicure done by The Polish Playground.
Hers was Finding Nemo nail art, mine got a little more abstract.
Doesn't show much on the pictures but each nail is painted a different color to get the ombre effect.

Polishes used:
OPI - No Room For The Blues
H&M - Turquoise
KleanColor - Jasmine Night
Maybelline Color Show - Urban Turquoise
E.L.F. - Teal Blue
OPI - Alpine Show
Unnamed Black

This challenge has been so much fun, even though a little time consuming :)
I've learned a lot and challenged myself to do more versatile nail art and tried many things I would 
never have tried on my own.
So thank you CraftynailBrijit and Eeeek Nail Polish for creating this challenge.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 30 - Favorite Comic Book

Having car troubles today made my day not a very happy one.
So in extreme frustration and tiredness I did my nails.
But the thing about nail art is that it's soothing, kind of therapeutic so when I finished these I felt so much better :)

On to the challenge!
Watchmen is definitely among my favorite comic books, 
though I favor manga over "western" comic books I've read my share of them.
Among my favorites are also Fables, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Marvel 1620, Preacher and Sandman.

Polishes used:
OPI - Alpine Snow
OPI - Need Sunglasses?
Sally Hansen Xtreme wear - Cherry Red
Unnamed black in a skull shaped bottle.

What is your favorite comic book?
Anything I should read?

Monday, July 29, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 29 - Inspired by Fashion

I love dresses, if I lived somewhere that wouldn't have cold winters and weather that didn't change by the hour in summertime I would only wear dresses, I wear dresses a lot but often enough I dress for warmth and comfort. So today's theme is fashion and I decided to take inspiration from this dress by Eva Franco.

It's so cute and perfect for summer and I've drooled all over my keyboard looking at it.

Polishes Used:
H&M - Lime
E.L.F. - Teal Blue
OPI - Meep Meep Meep
China Glaze - Atlantis

I can't believe that there are only 2 days left!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 28 - Inspired by a TV Show

I think it's safe to say that my all time favorite TV show is Doctor Who!
Love everything about it, the stories, the characters, the plots.

If Daleks had gender identity these would be female Daleks ;)

Only one polish used (gasp)
H&M - Turquoise

These would probably not say EXTERMINATE, they would rather say DECORATE ;) :p

These are not perfect, the stones are a little on the big side and few of them almost didn't fit on my nail, they are so short, but I like them anyway.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 27 - Jewelry

The idea was some kind of an antique ring or a locket,
I'm not sure if I pulled it of or this is a total disaster.

This green is the worst polish EVER, every time I use it I get a ton of bubbling...

Polishes used:
Barielle - Gelt Me To The Party
W.I.P. - Medusa

Step Into Summer Challenge - Ice Cream

The sun has been my best friend lately and it's really hot, so my main food source 
these days is ice cream :p

So here is strawberry ice cream with caramel sauce.

Polishes used:
OPI - Mod About You
Alessandro - Cashmere Touche

I've gotten a nice tan out of this and it looks like someone has splashed freckles all over my face :p

Friday, July 26, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 26 - Favorite Holiday/Vacation

This is some kind of abstract summer holiday nails :)

Polishes used:
OPI - Teal the cows come home
Essie - Play Date
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Coral Reef
H&M - Lime

Really short post this time. Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 25 - Inspired By A Movie

I haven't been home today so this was done in a hurry and is a really simple one.
Me and my friend are watching all the Harry Potter movies together and because of that I decided to 
take my inspiration from them.

So in the simplest way, here are the house colors.

Polishes used:
Ravenclaw - Maybelline Color Show - Ocean Blue, Barielle - Gelt Me To The Party.
Gryffindor - OPI - Need Sunglasses?, L.A. Girl Fruity - Zesty Citrus, Sally Hansen - Cherry Red.
Slytherin - Make Up Store - Paula, Gosh - Silver.
Hufflepuff - H&M - Lime, Unnamed black polish in skull bottle.

This was done in such a hurry so I could post this on time.

I decided that because we where watching the movies I should read the books again, on book 4 now.

Phew, I made it before midnight!! Yay me!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 24 - Inspired by a Tutorial

I decided to try out this tutorial from Pack A Punch Polish.

Polishes used:
Green finger: Essie - Mint Candy Apple, E.L.F. - Teal Blue, Alessandro Ice Cream Bar - Lime Vanilla, Maybelline Color Show - Urban Turquoise.
Yellow finger: E.L.F. - Yellow, BK Polish nr. 02, OPI - Need Sunglasses?, Alessandro - Yummy Yellow.
Pink finger: OPI - Mod About You, Nabi - Neon Light Pink, Sally Hansen Xtreme wear - Coral Reef, Unnamed pink in a skull shaped bottle.
Purple finger: Essie - Lilacism, Essie - Play Date, Depend nr. 202, Unnamed Alessandro.
Thumb: Alessandro - Cashmere Touch, H&M - Clay, H&M - Turqouise.

I got too impatient with the pink dots and put a topcoat on before it had dried, hence the smearing.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 23 - Music Themed

I struggled a little bit with this theme, didn't know what to do but in the end I decided to
do "Glam Rock" nails!

Polishes Used:
Unnamed black polish in a skull shaped bottle
OPI - Metallic 4 Life

Working on my glitter gradient skills, it's harder than it looks to make a gradient only with glitter.

Monday, July 22, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 22 - Animal Themed

Tiger Stripes, hear me roar!!

This is my first time trying this, I had a little problem with smearing when I put the topcoat on.

Polishes Used:
OPI - Alpine Snow
Alessandro - Cashmere Touch
Alessandro - Long Island Ice Tea
Alessandro - Midnight Black

Sunday, July 21, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 21 - Stamping

Today's manicure is super simple, I don't have any stamping plates so I decided to use nail art stencils I got from a Kiss package.

Super super easy because I'm lazy today.

Polisesh used:
OPI - Bright Lights - Big Color
Make Up Store - Charmaine
Make Up Store - Paula
Maybelline Color Show - Urban Turquoise

I decided to use flash when I took these to show off the beautiful shimmer in the Bright Lights - Big color.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 20 - 3D Nails

Today's theme for the OMD Challenge Giveaway is 3D.

I thought I would use a mint green for this manicure as a tribute to the 13 year old Talia Joy who passed away this week after a lifelong battle with two types of cancer, I didn't know who she was until a few days ago, she was an incredible talented make up and nail artist and her videos on youtube are really fun.

Polishes used:
Essie - Mint Candy Apple
Bourjois topcoat with glitter

I was thinking of a meadow when I did this and I have to say I'm extremely happy with how this turned out.

Friday, July 19, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 19 - Glitter

I'm still at home with the flu, which has given me a chance to watch, for the millionth time, Friends, Family Guy, Torchwood, read Harry Potter and watch all my DVD's that have the word "Day" it the title.
My cats have been really helpful fighting over who should get to lay in my lap.

But on to the challenge.
My camera couldn't capture the red glitter goodness like I wanted it to be but it's so much darker and glittery in real life :p

Polishes used:
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Cherry Red
Cult Nails - Captivated
Orly - Devil May Care

Thursday, July 18, 2013

OMD 31 Day Challenge Day 18 - Delicate

Well, not as delicate as I wanted it to be but this is my first attempt at a lace pattern.

Polishes used:
OPI - Hawaiian Orchid
Alessandro - Midnight Black

I can't believe I'm still on track with this challenge!