Friday, September 30, 2016

31DC2016 Day 30: Staggered Gradient

Yassssss! The 31 Day Challenge is so close to being over! I wish I could say this month has just flown by but I felt like the end would never come. I've been looking forward to this day for another reason though. Today's prompt is "inspired by a tutorial" and I've anxiously waited to try this tutorial by My Simple Little Pleasures.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

31DC2016 Day 29: Wispy Ghosts + Paint All The Nails Presents Watercolor

Today's post is a two for one deal! It's both Day 29 ("inspired by the supernatural") of the 31 Day Challenge and the monthly Paint All The Nails linkup with some amazingly talented bloggers. Last month I was sad I couldn't participate in the linkup, but this month we chose to do a watercolor theme and I HAD to join in because I'm a little obsessed with it right now. It was perfect timing since I already had the idea to create these ghosts for the challenge. And thusly I combined two posts into one.

31DC2016 Day 28: America the Beautiful

For today's 31 Day Challenge "inspired by a flag" I didn't do much thinking outside the box. Red, white, and blue nails are always a win for me, so that's the direction I took. I found two gorgeous polishes and kept the design simple to let them be the "stars" of the show. Now if only I had some patriotic event to attend today!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

31DC2016 Day 27: Number 15: Gray

Where do I begin with this look? Well I guess I can begin with the fact that I love it! It is so cool and unique, I wish I had longer to wear it. Now I'll follow that up by saying it is completely different from what I had in mind. What I intended to style my nails after was Jackson Pollock's art piece Number 14:Gray. My other two years of  the 31 Day Challenge "inspired by art" day has been one of my favorites. Both times were extremely labor intensive, but I loved the results. I tried to go the easy route this year thinking that I could get thin lines of polish by pouring it from high above my hand. As you can see, it did not produce thin lines at all. Instead I got a cross between a Rorschach test and a cow hide. So I am pretending that there was a follow up version called Number 15, and this is what it looked like!

31DC2016 Day 26: Elegant Argyle

Hello ladies! I had grand ambitions for today's 31 Day Challenge "inspired by a pattern" prompt that failed just as soon as I started. No worries, I took an easier route and it turned out to be the perfect Fall mani. It has a sophisticated preppy look that makes me want to go back to school. Mostly just so I can buy all the back to school supplies. Isn't that the best part?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

31DC2016 Day 25: Embroidered Denim

Hello again! Today's prompt for the 31 Day Challenge is "inspired by fashion", one of my least favorite of the whole challenge. I'm no fashionista by any stretch of the imagination. I have see so many awesome fashion inspired manis before, but somehow it just doesn't spark that much creativity for me. I do occasionally get inspired by my kids' clothing and that's what happened with this design.

piCture pOlish Sisters + Comparisons

Hello my dear Society Sisters! I have a quick comparison post of my new collaboration shade Sisters next to three other piCture pOlish shades- Winter, Merge, and Demeter. These are the closest to my shade from the piCture pOlish that I personally own. Edina from Lakkomlakkom has already done an awesome comparison (HERE), but I wanted to add a couple more shades for inquiring minds. For more photos of Sisters and to read about my inspiration, check out this post.