Saturday, September 13, 2014

31 Day Challenge: Animal Print

Hello lovelies!

Quick post again today because it's late....and I spent my Friday night doing homework, yeah, lame, I know...

So, onto the nails!
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And I guess I did striped nails two days in a row? Whoops.




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Here's what I used:

Today's theme for the 31 Day Challenge is animal print, which honestly, I don't like because I feel like it's so typical. I think every challenge has an animal print day and I have a hard time finding something that is different. But I found something for today! These nails were inspired by a Map Puffer Fish

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These nails started with two coats of Zoya's Codie and a layer of HK Girl. Then using the bigger of the two striping brushes and the yellow acrylic paint, I freehanded on the stripes randomly. When that had dried, I used the white acrylic paint and the smaller striping brush to paint inside the yellow stripe. You could probably do this with nail polish but I find that acrylic paint is more opaque so it covers over darker colors better and it's easier to control. These were finished with a layer of HK Girl.

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For a weird looking fish, these turned out to be pretty cool nails! I wish I hadn't done these in the beginning of my nail art spree yesterday because I would have liked to actually wear these for a bit. That's another downfall of daily challenges, you can never wear what you paint for very long and by long, I mean like 12+ hours because I still change my nail polish everyday even when not doing long challenges.....yeahhhhh....


Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:




















18 comments:

  1. Awesome that you were able to reuse yesterday's nails for this theme. There cool and there so bright too.

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  2. Love this mani!

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  3. What a great mani and great inspiration.

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  4. Zomg how much do I love you for doing a puffer print????

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  5. I loved that you upgraded what you did yesterday! This looks awesome!! Great job!!

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  6. The Dalai Lama's NailsSeptember 13, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    these are kind of stripey - fabulous!

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  7. This looks fantastic! Great take on your inspiration!

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  8. Pretty pretty pretty! I like that the yellow acrylic is more and less opaque in different places - it looks like you did a yellow-ish green gradient throughout the base!

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  9. This is super pretty! It's early for me, but I love that it looks 3 dimensional when I look at it!

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