31 Day Challenge 2014 Day 1 – Red Rubies


Hi everyone!

As I mentioned in my 1 year of blogging post, I am taking part in the 31 Day Challenge this month. This challenge was created years ago – nobody seems to be sure where it originated – and has been done my many nail artists since to work on nail art skills in a really fun way! What’s even more fun is that a lot of nail bloggers choose to do this challenge in September, so you can see all of the different looks everyone comes up with for the same themes.

The idea is to do a new nail art look every single day for 31 days. If you’re curious or keen to try the challenge, take a look at this FAQ on Chalkboard Nails. The theme for the first day is red, and I’ve done rubies! painted-fingertips-31dc2014-red-rubiesTo create my rubies, I followed this tutorial on Chalkboard Nails. I used Color Club Ruby Slippers as my base – what could be better for painting rubies? I mixed Ruby Slippers with Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Black On Black to create the highlights and shading on the rubies. I then did the outlines with Black on Black and highlights with Snow Me White. painted-fingertips-31dc2014-red-rubiesThis was one case where I thought my nails looked better in real life! I wasn’t sure about them on photos but I couldn’t stop staring at my nails. painted-fingertips-31dc2014-red-rubiesWhat do you think of these? I say it’s a definite improvement on what I did last year!


Here are the rest of the prompts for the challenge – during the first week we’ll be covering a bunch of different colours!

chalkboard-nails-31-day-challenge-2014-blueberry-blastSome of the other bloggers taking part this September will be joining a link-up, so take a look at what they’ve created at the link below. You can also search #31DC2014 on social media sites to see what everyone has come up with. Enjoy!

  • Annette

    How cool and very appropriate.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hehe thanks! 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    Oo I love this! Kak kwaai

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks V 🙂

  • http://www.morenailpolish.com Cathy- More Nail Polish

    I love this design, and it looks perfect on your shaped nails. I don’t think it would look very good on my square nails. Beautiful

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you liked it 🙂
      There are definitely some things that just work better with a specific nail shape! I could never get mine square somehow but they used to be squoval and I loved that shape, unfortunately I kept getting really bad, low breaks. I do a martial art so I figured the corners were getting caught so I rounded them out. Now that I’m used to it I actually like them and best part, no bad breaks since then 🙂
      PS thanks so much for doing the link-up!

  • http://twitter.com/HGNailDesign HGNailDesign (@HGNailDesign)

    Wow. Very detailed. Loved it (;

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    This is so utterly gorgeous and super creative. I love it so much!

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