31 Day Challenge – DAY 31!!! Honour nails you Love

Hello ladies!

I made it! It’s the final day of the 31 day challenge and I DID it! 😀 Posting every day takes more time than you may think, so I’m pretty proud of myself 😀

Today’s prompt is to honour nails I love, and it was just about impossible to choose just one thing to do for today. However, there was one design I just kept coming back to as I was deciding. It’s not from within the challenge, but I’ve had a picture saved for weeks, waiting for a chance to try it. And here it is:

tape1This look was inspired by a design by Pinpoint Polish. She did these nails for the piCture pOlish blogfest. I just love them! I didn’t get mine looking as smooth and finished as hers but I was pretty proud of them nonetheless.

tapeI followed the steps she did fairly closely and stuck to similar colours, although the specific polishes I used were different. I started off with a coat of Nails Inc Cambridge Terrace, and once it was dry I did a gradient using Cambridge Terrance and a dark blue Depend Magnetic polish. It doesn’t have a name and I am not certain which number it is, but it might be 6004.

I then did a matte top coat on all except my ring finger, on which I did my usual shiny top coat. Once it was dry, I marked off triangles using striping tape and filled them using Cambridge Terrace, and Tip Top Rikki Brest – I Luv Denim (which is a polish duo with a light and dark blue). I marked off the triangles one at a time until all 3 colours were used on each finger. Finally, I placed studs from Bundle Monster on my ring finger.

tape2Even though this didn’t look as smooth and perfect as Pinpoint Polish’s, I really loved the look 🙂 What do you think of this type of nail art?

31DC2013Ahhh, 31 days done and dusted! Take a look at the final mani done by other participants at the link:

  • http://polishandlove.wordpress.com minniemon

    gorgeous!!! <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! 🙂

  • http://gelicnailart.blogspot.se/ Gelic’ nail art

    This was really cool, I haven’t seen this nail art technique before so I was happy to see it, I really liked the “braided” look it gives to it! Well done I’d say! 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I had a lot of fun with it 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 😀

  • http://pinpointpolish.blogspot,com Anneke

    YAY!! So wonderful to see you do my look! Looks great! Glad you enjoyed the look too 🙂 x

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I really loved it 😀

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