I cannot believe it’s the last day of the challenge. I feel like I have definitely challenged myself during this month of nails, and I want to thank Jacqui, Brijit, and eeeek for putting this challenge together! THANK YOU LADIES!
This last day of the challenge we’re supposed to pick our favorite manicure (that someone else has done) from the entire 30 days. Gah! That is so hard! I’m going to list some of my favorites that I chose from:
- Glitteratzi’s Stripes
- Flight of Whimsy’s Braided Tips
- K’s Nail Art’s Dots
- Crafty Nails’ Warm Brown Dotticure
- Dizzy Little Digits’ Stars
- The Polish Playground’s Flowers
- Flight of Whimsy’s Seaside Ombre
- Vic & Her Nails’ Gradient
- Flight of Whimsy’s Quilted & Colorful
- Kim’s Glitter
- Colorful Cupcake Cat’s tiger stripes
- Seize the Nail’s animal mix & match print
- Eeeek’s Bear Print
- Miss Tea Sue’s tutorial inspired
- Cambridge Nails’ tutorial inspired
- Polish Playground’s tutorial inspired
- Seize the Nail’s Blue Explosion
- Brijit’s purple nails
- Eeeek’s black & white
- Vic & Her Nails’ Neon
- Seize the Nail’s Neon
And these are the narrowed down manicures! Besides these, there were some just great manicures I know I could never live up to, so I didn’t even think of trying to re-create them. I then narrowed down to 6: Glitteratzi’s Stripes, FoW Braided Tips, PP’s Flowers, FoW Quilted, eeeek’s b&w studs, and Seize the Nail’s Neon. So I kept looking and looking at these, and I just couldn’t decide. So I just decided to pick one, and then re-create the rest after the challenge is over – simply because I loved these 6 so much! I decided, for the challenge, to do Flight of Whimsy’s Braided Tips – I just always circled back to this manicure, over and over again.
I’ve got to tell you that this is the first manicure that I’ve used this many polishes! Here are the polishes I’ve used:
From left to right: Sinful Colors Anemone, Clementine, Orange Cream, Skylark
From left to right: OPI Senorita Rose-alita, OPI Sparrow Me the Drama, OPI Pedal Faster Suzi, Sinful Colors Easygoing
From left to right: Sinful Colors blue (no tag), OPI Swimsuit…Nailed It, Sinful Colors Burning Bright, OPI What’s With the Cattitude?
From left to right: Sinful Colors Inkwell, SOPI Seriously It’s a Naan-Issue, SOPI What Film Noir You In, OPI Planks a Lot
From left to right: Sinful Colors Calypso, OPI Jade is the New Black, Julie G Under Mistletoe, OPI Mermaids Tears
Phew! Okay, now the nails. I started off with 2 coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls as a base, then used each color in turn on each nail.
I totally messed up a couple of times because I didn’t let one color dry before I put tape down for the next color. AND my angles are all wrong as well – on a couple of nails, they are a bit too steep. But I still love this! Thank you so much to Flight of Whimsy for the inspiration! Be sure you check out the last day of everyone’s nails by clicking here.
I have had so much fun doing this – and I hope you have too! Later today, I’m going to have some butter LONDON nails, so be sure to come back then….