Monday, October 1, 2012
31 of 31: Recreate a Favorite Manicure
Howdy, all! Well, it's finally the end. The 31st day of the 31 Day Nail Challenge has arrived. I'm a little sad that it's over, but mostly I'm just relieved (and a little proud) that I made it all the way through! Today's challenge was to recreate a favorite manicure. I have lots of favorite manicures done by other bloggers. There are so many great ones out there. I knew I wanted to try my hand at stamping some more and I knew I wanted something simple. Let's face it, I'm exhausted after doing all these manis every day! So I chose a sweet stamped manicure from pshiiit.com's blog. I'll include a photo of her's at the end. I'm unable to find the original post for this manicure, every time I try to link back through Pinterest it just takes me to her home page. Here's my version:
I started with one coat of China Glaze in First Mate and then used Wet 'n' Wild's Wild Shine in French White Creme to stamp a swirly heart design on top. This set of stamping plates worked a lot better for me, so I'm finding that not all plates are created equal. I did have some trouble with my top coat on this one. My bottle of Seche Vite needs to be swapped as it's getting kind of gloppy. Here's another view:
And here's the original:
As you can see, my stamp is not exactly the same as her's but I still think it turned out pretty well. I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I'm glad I followed through with the whole month. I'm not in a rush to do it again though lol However, I will be participating in a Halloween Challenge for the month of October. Check back for more info on that soon. Thanks so much for reading!