Wednesday, January 7, 2015

31 Day Challenge 2015: Pink & Aqua

Hello lovelies!

Can you believe that we're already a week into this challenge? I feel like whenever I do these long, daily challenges time is in this weird state where it seems like it's dragging on but at the same time it's really flying by. Does that make sense? Probably not. It's hard to explain. 

I don't know where I was going with that, so let's get to the nails!

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Now, this might be one of my favorite manicures that I've done in a long time. :D




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Here's what I used:


I didn't use any acrylic paint for these! It seriously felt so weird haha. Trying to get thin lines with polish is such a pain especially when you're using a neon polish, but I did it! This print by Claudia Owen was my inspiration.

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These nails started with three coats of My Vampire Is Buff. When that dried, I used my striping brush and Purple Panic (totally not purple...) to paint on the floral design before adding a layer of HK Girl. I did a watermarble using Wait N' Sea and Nail Envy over that, and sealed everything in with another layer of HK Girl.

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My nails didn't turn out exactly like the pattern but I still really love these! I'm liking the idea of watermarbling over a painted design too. That might be one that I need to play with more!


Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:








42 comments:

  1. Adorable. I love using Wait N Sea for nail art

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  2. These look fantastic! Everything just looks and works great together in this design.

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  3. I love this, Marissa! I thought you stamped it!

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  4. What a stunning mani! I love the layered effect!

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  5. Oh wow! The depth of this mani is amazing.

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  6. The Dalai Lama's NailsJanuary 7, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    this looks so pretty - I seriously thought it was a stamp!

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  7. I love these! I thought the floral part was a stamp, it's brilliant.

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  8. This is amazing...it totally looks like a super cool stamped design!

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  9. This just looks so dang pretty! Awesome job!

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  10. I thought that this was a double stamped manicure when I first saw the picture. I am seriously in awe that you not only free handed those flowers but you thought to do a water marble over it! That is one of the most creative ways I've seen for a manicure.

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  11. Wow, I love this! I thought the flowers were stamped, great job!

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  12. I really love your design aesthetic, you always have fun and beautiful designs :)

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  13. I seriously thought this was stamped and I was all like "OMG that ChG stamps sooo well and what's that plate?". Uhm yeah, that pretty much sums it up, you did it so perfect!

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  14. This is.. I don't have words! So much pretty!!!

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  15. I. LOVE. THIS!!!! so colorful and wonderful and creative. great work!

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  16. Oh wow, that is so awesome to hear! Thank you so much!!

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  17. Wow! If I just read the description and didn't see pictures I would think this nail art would be too busy. But it's awesome! The color combo and the layers work perfect together! Great job!

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  18. So so SO cool! You're such a talented artist!

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  19. At first glance I thought it was stamped! Gorgeous design!

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