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Tape Mani Monday

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It’s no secret that I love textured polishes. I also love using striping tape since it has endless possibilities… Today I got to use them both! I also have some exciting news at the end of the post 🙂

textured polish nail art gradient with striping tape opi liquid sandsFirstly, please excuse the glitter all over my fingers, it’s impossible to clean it all off! And secondly, I don’t want to brag, but, well, I LOVE this. Isn’t the texture amazing?

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Blue water marble

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Last night at the end of a relaxing weekend I had fun creating a gradient and water marble so that’s what I’ll be showing you today. Here is the finished product:

water marble - sally hansen hard as nails xtreme wear blizzard blue and black out; nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptuneI really like water marbles, they are always so pretty to me! I started off with creating a sponged gradient of three blues: Sinful Colors Cinderella, Fly Away, and Neptune.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 30: Inspired by a tutorial

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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 😀

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 🙂animals (more…)

31 Day Challenge – Day 28: Inspired by a flag

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Today’s nails are inspired by my home country, South Africa’s flag. We have a really great flag with bright and beautiful colours 🙂

flag1I created the flag itself on my thumb (shown upside down here, but that’s just because it’s easier to photograph this way, and I wanted to have the triangle part at the tip of my nail!) and just used the colours on all my other fingers.

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31 Day Challenge – Day 27: Artwork

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Nails inspired by an artwork opens up a world of opportunity for very complex and beautiful nail art. Unfortunately, while I am enjoying this challenge, posting to a specific theme every day takes a lot of time and I had to pick something that would be quick to do last-minute on my nails! Luckily I found a pretty cool artwork to use 🙂

artwork1I paged through an art book I have, World Art: the essential illustrated history, and came upon Jazz (1947), a painting by Henri Matisse. I immediately new it was the best choice for today! Here’s how the painting looks (Sorry for the light shining off the glossy page!)

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Tri-Polish Challenge September: Day 4

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Today is the fourth and final Tri-Polish day for the month. Today, my nails were inspired by these gorgeous flowers created by Sincerely Stephanie. I’ve had her picture saved for weeks just waiting for a chance to recreate it! Of course, mine doesn’t look nearly as beautiful as hers did, but I still loved having this on my nails.

flowers2My three polishes for this month’s challenge were Tip Top Nail Chic – Pot-O-Berries and Blue Meets Green, and Essence Colour & Go Absolutely Blue. I also used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out and White On.

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Tri-Polish Challenge – September part 3

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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. (more…)

31 Day Challenge – Day 24: Inspired by a book

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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. (more…)

31 Day Challenge – Day 23: Inspired by a movie

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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! (more…)