Day 27: Inspired by Artwork

I’m back! A little bit of shopping done too. 🙂

And I wonder if anybody else has ever taken over two months to do this challenge, but I’m nearly there. 🙂

Just three days to go and here I am getting inspired by my favourite flowers and the artist who probably has painted them most famously.

I started by painting my nails with my all time favourite light blue — OPI What’s With the Cattitude? — and then added random circles of darker blue with China Glaze’s Flyin’ High.

After that, I taped off uneven parts of my nails and painted them with Essence Sundancer. Then I added sunflower water decals.

I really love how summery this is!

Though this kinda makes me want to wear What’s With the Cattitude? on its own again soon. 😉



Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Almost there! Just six more tasks to go. 🙂 Here I am, using one of my favourite colour combos on my nails — orange and teal.


For this I painted my nails with two coats of Alix Avien No 180 and then after it dried used the taping method to add Manhattan No 870.

I love this combo! And the polishes — vibrant, but somehow muted at the same time. 🙂


Day 8: Metallic

Metallic nails… the horror!  I’ve never been much of a fan.

The first connection I have when I think of metallic is chrome, and this is what I put on for this part of the challenge.

This was a coat of China Glaze’s Metallic Muse — a light teal chrome. I added diagonal tips using 2030 — a cool gold chrome.

The idea was to better hide all my nail imperfection under a thicker coat of chrome polishes, but I can’t say this really worked. 😛

I like the combination of colours and the fact that these polishes were super fast-drying. But I can’t say I’ll ever be a fan of chromes on my nails.


Black & White Challenge – Day 5

This was incredibly tough for me. I don’t even know why and for a moment there I even debated not posting a look for this day of the challenge. But I don’t want to give in that easily. 😉

Here’s my entry for Day 5 – Coloured Base with Black.

I painted my nails with the utterly gorgeous Orly Emberstone (this was my third time wearing this polish, which is a Big Deal).

The orange and pink sparkles! 😀 There’s really nothing I don’t love about this polish.

Then, I taped my nails and added French tips using China Glaze’s Liquid Leather. Side note — I need a better black creme. The two coats here made  ripping off the tape messy and it bled. Hence my apprehension about posting this.

Then I added a matte top coat, which made Emberstone look even more interesting for me. 🙂

I do hope the next day will prove easier, though! 😉

You can find more information on the challenge, plus all the bloggers playing along HERE. 🙂


Quick Attack of the Pink Wednesdays

If it feels like I haven’t done a pink Wednesday in forever, then it’s probably because I haven’t. 😉

So, here is one. I updated my mani of Barry M’s Fuchsia with a taped triangle in Wild and Crazy’s Anchorage — a perfect light gray one coater with silver micro glitter, yum! — and added a black rhinestone. I loooove those black rhinestones and I’ve had them forever, but this was my first time trying them out.

I know this is the day that’s all about pink, but look at Anchorage! It was among my first polishes and probably the cheapest I own 😮 but for me, it’s utter gray perfection. 🙂



Vault: Holographic Stripevaganza

Now, this is old. Old as in June, I think. Really troublesome to make (I envy people who have the patience for complex tape manis) but very much worth it.

I used three holographic polishes to create diagonal stripes on my nails. Can you guess what they are?

Btw, holos are another group of polishes that followed me to Greece. I mean quick drying formula and the opportunity for constant sunshine. Foolproof awesomeness. 😉


In the Mood for Watermelons

This mani is from a week ago, I think. I wanted to do a holo mani in two colours and went with Catherine Arley No 801 (a green holo) and Teeez Smooth (a pink holo) and some tape to create a sort of watermelon-y effect.

This was a lot of fun to wear. 🙂