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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ™‚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 πŸ˜€ I hope you like them as much as I do πŸ™‚

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!