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Hi everyone! This is a round up of my nail art looks from week two of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (or #31DC2015) that I have been posting on my Instagram.
If you have never done the challenge or would like more info on it, check out Chalkboard Nails' blog and her FAQ of the challenge.
Disclaimer note: I took photos of my nails as the days came and went so the lighting will be different within the photos depending on the weather on each particular day.
31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 10 Gradient Nails
I actually did a whole other gradient but I hated how it looked so I scrapped that one and ended up doing this simple two tone gradient. I used KBShimmer Alloy Matey and American Apparel Hassid for this gradient and then a light coat of KBShimmer Dust in the Bottle on top.
31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 11 Polka Dots
I love dot nail art, it's such an easy method and you can really go crazy doing all sorts of looks. I decided to do something simple and did confetti rainbow polka dots. It reminded me of Rainbow Chip cake frosting! American Apparel T-Shirt was my white base and the dots were acrylic paint.
31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 12 Stripes
For this prompt I went with negative space horizontal stripes using a lot of striping tape and Indigo Bananas Polish of Unusual Quality, Synonym Bun, and Volcanic Dust. I ended up applying a double layer of topcoat to prevent any gaps made by the negative space and it turned out so glossy! It looked like shiny ribbon candy, yum.
31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 13 Animal Print
I personally don't really like animal print as a design that much so I played a little fast and loose with this prompt with a fish motif. I used Pahlish Draw Me a Sheep with a light layer of Ninja Polish Infinity Gauntlet and stamped over it with fish and seashell from Moyou London Sailor Collection Plate 07. On my other nails I applied Pahlish Laughter of the Stars and added Seashell studs from Daily Charme.
31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 14 Flowers
For this prompt, I wanted to go bold with my colors and chose a rose red with violet and pale pink to add some contrast, all hand painted using acrylic pain over a black polish. My floral nail art usually looks wild and full blown, I have yet to master the art of tightly done flowers. Still, I like how this looks, especially over the black base.
31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 15 Delicate Print
This prompt has been a challenge for me in the past. It's so open to interpretation! I decided to go with some stamping. I used Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking, What in Carnation? and Elevation Polish Zhenjin for a triple layered look, the design was from a random Winstonia plate I had.
31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 16 Geometric
And last but not leas, geometric! I applied dabs of color using KBShimmer cremes (from her Summer 2015 collection) and then stamped a black design from Moyou London Kaleidoscope Collection Plate 04. My photo is a little out of focus, so I apologize for that.
Check back next week for round up number three!