31 Day Challenge – Day 30: Inspired by a tutorial

Hi everyone!

Yayyy, it’s the second last day of the challenge! I just have to get out one last design tonight and I’ll have DONE my first ever nail art challenge 😀

Today’s theme is inspired by a tutorial, and even though there are tons of great tutorials to choose from, there is one I have been waiting to try since the start of the challenge. Adventures in Acetone does great tutorials and she has one for just about every adorable animal under the sun 🙂animals

I followed her tutorials to create the world’s cutest little elephant, penguin, monkey and giraffe. I couldn’t find a tutorial for the panda but it’s also a design she’s done before and I just based mine on what she’d done. There are a few differences, of course, for example she used a sticker for the penguin’s bowtie and I did mine freehand (and in retrospect I should have left it off) and I naturally used different polishes.

animals2I used a lot of polishes for this. If you have a question about a specific one, just ask, but for now, here is just a list of the polishes used:

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear – Black Out
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear – White On
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear – Blizzard Blue
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – Good to Grape
Tip Top Nail Chic – Pink Lady
Tip Top Nail Chic – Flamenco Pink
Tip Top Nail Chic – Grape to Meet You
Tip Top Nail Addict – Baby Cheeks
Essence Colour & Go – We Rock the Green
Essence Colour & Go – Gorgeous Bling Bling
Essence Colour & Go – Wanna Be Your Sunshine
NYX Matte – Matte Chocolate
Revolution Crystal – Saphire
Catrice – Pimp My Shrimp
Nails Inc Special Effects – Electric Lane Holographic Topcoat.

animals1I really love these adorable animals! I don’t want to take them off tonight… They’re too cute 😀 I hope you like them as much as I do 🙂

31DC2013Tomorrow is the very last day of the challenge and somehow i have to choose just one design out of the hundreds and thousands of nails I love.

Take a look at the other tutorial-inspired nails for today at the link!