Author Archive: Kerry

31 Day Challenge – Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme is inspired by fashion and I know a lot of the lovely ladies taking part in this challenge have probably created some gorgeous runway-dress inspired manis. Well, I’m not the biggest fashionista, and although I planned to recreate something from my own wardrobe I ran out of time on this one. So I pulled out the backup and just did some nails inspired by fashion in general!

heelsI used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Cherry, Cherry, Bang, Bang! for my background colour and I really love the colour 🙂

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Tri-Polish Challenge – September part 3

Hi everyone!

It’s the third day for the September Tri-Polish challenge, and today I’ve done a water marble! You can see my first two Tri-Polish posts for the month here and here.

marble3Just to refresh your memory, the polishes I’ve chosen for this month are Tip Top Nail Chic Pot-O-Berries and Blue meets Green, and Essence Colour & Go Absolutely Blue. For this one, I also used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 24: Inspired by a book

Hello ladies!

It’s a public holiday (Heritage Day) here in South Africa today, so I’ve scheduled this post and I’m probably lying in bed sleeping in 😀

For today’s challenge, I had to create some book-inspired nails, and I was happy to use one of my favourite books ever: Sabriel by Garth Nix. It’s part of a trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) which were my absolute favourite books as a teenager and are still among my favourites.

sabrielIn Sabriel, certain characters (including Sabriel herself) are Charter Mages and are able to cast magic using Charter Symbols. The book covers show some of the symbols and that’s what I’ve recreated on my nails.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 23: Inspired by a movie

Hi everyone!

Today I tried some of the most complex nail art I’ve ever done: Finding Nemo nails! They’ve been done before plenty of times, but I knew I wanted to do an animation for my movie-inspired nails, and Finding Nemo was one of my favourite animations ever. Before I show you the pictures, I want you to focus very carefully: Look at my thumb, index finger, middle finger, CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR A MILLISECOND, and look at my pinkie. Seriously, don’t even THINK about looking at my trainwreck of a ring finger! Sadly I didn’t have time to try redo it!

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31 Day Challenge – Day 22: Inspired by a Song

Hi everyone!

Today’s nails had to be inspired by a song. I chose my favourite song, Beautiful Day by U2. I’m sure you know it but give it a listen over here:

Aaahhh, that song just always puts a smile on my face! My mani can totally never do it justice… but at least I try, haha!

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31 Day Challenge – Day 21: Inspired by a colour

Hi everyone! Thank goodness it’s weekend!

Well, yesterday I told you today’s post would be inspired by a certain shade of blue, and here it is:

baker1Nails Inc Baker Street. But the question is, what exact shade of blue is that? Is it cerulean? Cobalt blue? Or… wait, could it be…. TARDIS blue?

Read more to see my tiny TARDIS!

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31 Day Challenge – Day 20: Water Marble

Hi everyone!

So we have come to the last patterns day! As from tomorrow my nails have to be Inspired by something… sounds way more complicated 😉

marbleAs you can see, this is the same water marble that’s shown in my top banner. Which means it’s a ‘pre-blog’ mani, and perhaps I was supposed to do a new one for today, but this will have to do! It seems like I got some sheet marks on a couple of nails, but I do at least like the colours I used 🙂

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Tri-polish challenge: Dots and a gradient

Hello again!

I promised you a better post today, and here it is. This is my second of four manicures for the September tri-polish challenge. Once again, the colours I used were: For blue: Tip Top Nail Chic – Blue meets Green; for pink: Top Top Nail Chic – Pot-O-Berries; and for lilac – Essence Colour & Go – Absolutely Blue. I also used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme wear in White On.

dots2I was inspired by this manicure on Will Paint Nails for Food. I used completely different colours and changed up the pattern a little, but it provided the amazing idea 🙂

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31 Day Challenge – Day 19: Galaxy Nails

Hi guys!

Yesterday I promised you galaxy nails with each nail a different colour. The nails were done, photographs were taken, and then… I forgot to copy the photos from my camera to my computer! However, I MUST show you some galaxy nails today, and I realised there was one thing I could resort to… I have some pictures of my first ever galaxy nails, from pre-blog days. They weren’t supposed to ever see the light of day, because they are a MESS. My cuticles are covered with polish, my attempt at glittery stars was a flop… but I guess they were ok for a first ever try. So today I will show you just 2 photos of my galaxy fail. The good news is I will still be able to show you the much improved galaxy nails 2.0 once this challenge is over! So, here we go:

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31 Day Challenge – Day 18: Half Moons

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The 31 day challenge has really been full of firsts for me. Since this is a young blog, practically everything I post is a first in some way for the blog, but many of the designs called for in the challenge I am actually doing for the first time as well. I guess my nail repertoire wasn’t that big!

halfmoon1I started off with NYX matte in Matte Sky Blue for the half-moon part. Once it was dry, I marked off the half-moon shape with a hole reinforcer and painted over my nails with Nails Inc – Belgrave Place. Once that was dry, I made a line of topcoat along the half-moon line and placed the orange glitters using a tacky toothpick.

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