wave nail art

Day 14 Pre-Spring Challenge: Recreate

It was so difficult to decide what to do today! I spent ages going through all the great designs everyone’s come up with over the last two weeks and trying to pick one to recreate. In the end I didn’t choose just one but two combined!

I wanted to try the waves which Flight of Whimsy did for day 11. However, after all the stress I’ve put my nails through over the last two weeks of polish remover, I just couldn’t bear the idea of having to scrub off a holo or glitter polish in the near future! So I started to think about what else I could do in the background and figured it could be a way to combine two designs – so I picked another day 11 beach mani from Nail Art Addictions and decided to include the cute palm tree on my little finger.

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It turned out to be quite different from the originals but a bright and fun one to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

I used: Psychedelic Orange – Rimmel, Kalahari Kiss – China Glaze, Vintage Gold – Rimmel, Dreamer – Revlon (for the background) a selection of different blues for the wave itself – way too many to list! Fringe – Urban Decay (for the palm leaves)

I’ve really enjoyed doing this challenge and have tried new things, learnt new skills and got loads of ideas for future manicures I want to do – so a big thanks to Polish Alcoholic and Mommy Loves Nail Polish for organising and to everyone else for all the beautiful designs!

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Day 11 Pre- Spring Challenge: Beach

Here’s my contribution to day 11 of the challenge – I can’t believe I’ve managed to keep going and produce a new manicure everyday – and some manicures which I’m really proud of! This is certainly one that I’m happy with and that I really enjoyed doing. Sponged nail art really appeals to me as it feels more like painting and art than make-up and beauty. I really love the effects people get using sponging techniques and it’s something I want to push myself to do more often and not be put off by having to tidy up around my nails afterwards!

I took my inspiration from this tutorial video by theblondieprincess. It was a gorgeous design and I just modified it to add a bit of sandy beach into my version.

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I used: Matte Aqua РBYS, Kalahari Kiss РChina Glaze, Coco РSephora, Bluesky Blonde РUrban Decay, Sand Dune РCiat̩, Westferry Circus РNails Inc, Sumner Place РNails Inc.