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31 Day Challenge 2015 - Day 25 - Complement and Contrast

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I recently bought some new OPI polishes which I thought would work well for this prompt. However, this did mean I'd have to paint with polish rather than acrylic paint which I usually do.  This is the end result.

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31 Day Challenge 2015 - Day 24 Decals

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For this look I had decided to create decals on a stamper.  However, as I was painting on a nail wheel there was no room to apply the stamp across the whole nail only the centre line.

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31 Day Challenge 2015 - Day 23 - White Base

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I decided on a simple bold design for this prompt.

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31 Day Challenge 2015 - Day 22 - Blobbicure

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I wasn't sure how to interpret this one, but I decided it was adding blobs without using a dotting tool and just going with the shapes that were created.

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31 Day Challenge - Day 21 - 3 Shades of Green/Yellow

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Shades of green made me think of leaves and vines so I created this look.

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31 Day Challenge - Day 20 - Rainbow

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There is so much you can do with rainbow and this time round I decided to try a leopard print.  This was inspired while I was searching for images on Pinterest and found the design here.


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31 Day Challenge - Day 19 - Fire

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I thought I would have a go at a no water marble as it creates a great effect for fire.  You may have noticed that I have been creating my manis on a nail wheel.  This is because I have had a catastrophic (for a nail blogger) nail break and will have to wait until the nail has grown out until I can properly remove the broken section of nail.  I didn't want to pull out of the challenge so I have completed it using nail wheels and tips.

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31 Day Challenge - Day 18 - Artwork

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My inspiration for this look was Claude Monet's Irises.

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31 Day Challenge Day 17 - Recreate a Mani by Your Favourite Blogger

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I really love the work Robin Moses does and her YouTube tutorials are so good for learning the necessary techniques to create nail art with arcylic paint.  I picked this look to recreate because it fits with my ability level at the moment.  I also need to invest in some more brushes before trying anything more adventurous as mine are a bit worn out.

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31 Day Challenge - Day 16 - Tranquility

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I love the quiet time, especially in the Summer, when the sun starts to rise in the morning, but you can still see the stars in the sky.  That inspired this look.


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31 Day Challenge Day 15 - Green Base

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I've wanted to try this technique for a while and I seem to have acquired quite a few green polishes, so I thought I would see how I could combine a few of them.

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31 Day Challenge - Day 14 - Holo

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I picked up a few China Glaze holographic polishes in the sale at Sally's a while ago and thought I would use a few of them for this prompt.  As the polishes have sci-fi inspired names I went with a space theme.


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31 Day Challenge - Day 13 - Inspired by Pinterest

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I decided to use an image that I already had saved on one of my Pinterest boards.  I liked the basic graphic nature of this red ballet shoe image and the colour combination with the background.

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31 Day Challenge - Day 12 - Film

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I went to see the Tim Burton directed film Big Eyes recently.  This inspired me to try to create this mani for the film prompt.


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31 Day Challenge - Day 11 - Reversed Polarities

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This design was the reason I didn't include trees in the Little Red Riding Hood mani, as I didn't want to repeat myself.


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31 Day Challenge 2015 - Day 10 - Glitter Base

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This prompt took me straight to my stash of Barry M glitter polishes.  It has glitter, with glitter and a bit more glitter on top.


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31 Day Challenge - Day 9 - Red Base

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As the trailer for Into the Woods seems to be everywhere at the moment it inspired me to create this fairy tale themed look for the red base prompt.


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31 Day Challenge 2015 - Day 8 - Monochromatic

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I decided to opt for more subtle shades of grey, rather than a sharp black and white contrast for this prompt.  I like to think of this as a rainwashed ombre look.


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31 Day Challenge - Day 7 - Pink and Aqua

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For this prompt I wanted something quite bold.  Hopefully I've achieved that with this look.


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31 Day Challenge 2015 - Day 6 - Half and Half

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I've never been good at measuring things exactly so this half and half mani has the two halves merging into each other.


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31 Day Challenge 2015 - Day 5 - Dotting Tools

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I'm playing catch up with this challenge as I've been really busy at work and not had time to edit the pictures and write up the blog posts.  To make up for this I will be publishing a few posts each day this week.

For day 5 I was inspired by the colour combination of two new polishes I bought in the January sales at TK Maxx.


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31 Day Challenge - Day 4 - Happiness

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What makes me happy?  Lots of colour, music and cute things.  I have tried to represent these things in this mani.  I even managed to take the photo during daylight hours, so the colour balance is a bit better this time.


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31 Day Challenge - Day 3 - Water Spotting

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Oh my goodness this was a messy one!  I've never tried this technique before and I needed quite a few goes before I managed to have more than just a splodgy, gloopy mess.  It looked really simple and straight forward in the YouTube videos, but I've fallen into that trap before.


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31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 2 - I Tape Mani

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I got the inspiration for this design while catching up with the tv series Gotham.  The character played by Jada Pinkett-Smith, Fish Mooney, has black hair with red tips and I really like this mix.



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2015 31 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Follow a Tutorial

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A new year and a new start.  I don't think I have actually painted my nails since my last blog post, I've been so busy with work.  However, just recently I have spoiled myself and bought a few new polishes with the idea that I would get back to blogging.
What better way to get back into things than taking on a challenge, so here goes The Crumpet's Nail Tart's 31 Day Challenge 2015.  Day 1 - Follow a Tutorial.

How cute is this little guy?  I found him on the She Who Does Nails blog.  A seasonal design to start off the challenge and I really liked this cute little penguin. 
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