31DC2016 Day 9: Freehand Rainbow

Painted Fingertips | Rainbow for the #31DC2016

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is Rainbow! I decided to go with a fairly obvious interpretation and just paint a big freehand rainbow across my nails, which, surprisingly, I hadn’t done in any of the previous years. Painted Fingertips | Rainbow for the #31DC2016

I started off with a base of Darling Diva ‘Murica!, which was a mystery exclusive polish included in their recent 4th of July sale. It’s packed with silver, holo, and flakies, so I decided it would make the perfect base for my rainbow. I freehanded the rainbow using acrylic paints. Painted Fingertips | Rainbow for the #31DC2016

The rainbow came out a little asymmetrical, but it still looks bright and colourful! I decided to add some pink-gold rectangular glitters around it to be the bars of gold you’d find at the end of it. Painted Fingertips | Rainbow for the #31DC2016

I’m pretty happy with my bright and colourful take on the rainbow theme! In previous years, I’ve done a rainbow vertical gradient, and rainbow stamping decals.

Image from Chalkboard Nails

Image from Chalkboard Nails

Can you believe we’re almost done with the first third of the challenge? I just LOVE the look I have for tomorrow, so come back to take a look! For more rainbow-inspired nail art, check out these links:

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  • Annette H

    Rainbow day is my favourite day. Yay for rainbows I had a crap day and rainbows make me happy

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Rainbows are fun! Glad this one could brighten your day!

  • http://teaandnailpolish.com Tea & Nail Polish

    I love rainbows but hated rainbow day, too many polishes haha

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, yes it can get overwhelming!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    It looks great! The silver background even makes it pop more!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    It looks great! The silver background even makes it pop more!

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    Love this! So pretty and I love the silver background

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Isn’t it a lovely polish?

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    Love this! So pretty and I love the silver background

  • http://www.lustrouslacquer.com/ Lustrous Lacquer

    I’m a bit jealous of how straight and even you got all your line. Way to knock it out of the park with this mani!

  • http://www.lustrouslacquer.com/ Lustrous Lacquer

    I’m a bit jealous of how straight and even you got all your line. Way to knock it out of the park with this mani!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, and here I thought they were all skew! Thanks!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    That base color is so perfect with this rainbow!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Ann

    This is so cute!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    This is so fun! I love that there is square glitter, I’m a sucker for anything with square glitter!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Square glitter is so much fun!

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    I love the rainbow!!

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    I love the rainbow!!