Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#31DC2016: Watermarble

Ahh water marble, my old enemy we meet again. I once had dreams that we could be friends, but you just can't be nice can you. As you can see Day 20 of the challenge is my least liked day, EVER! Why are watermarbles so hard to do? I've watched all the videos, practiced, tried it all....but I just don't think it is for me. Which is why, I went for the accent nail today. It only took me 23 tries (I'm not kidding, I counted) to get the one nail done well, so I think that is more than enough watermarbling for me.

I used OPI French Quarter for Your Thoughts, OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around, and OPI Love.Angle.Music.Baby for this look. Enjoy it while you can. You won't see anything like this until next year from me.




Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Monday, September 19, 2016

#31DC2016: Galaxy

Today is the Galaxy prompt. I decided to start with a base that has the perfect name. This is 77 Nail Lacquer Galactic Kiss, a blackened bronze super holo filled with red glitter, blue and purple shards and silver flakes. I had some problems with one of the flakes, but it smoothed right out. Just a random rouge flake.




I then went in with a shit-ton of polishes to create my little pastel galaxies. They are: OPI Alpine Snow (white), OPI Can't Find My Czechbook (blue), OPI Live.Love.Carnival (pink), Cirque Colors Chelsea Girl (purple), OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana (yellow). I then topped in all with China Glaze Fairy Dust because obviously we needed more holo sparkles. I then used MoYou London White Knight and Nail Craze NC 02 to stamp on some stars.  Voila, galaxy nails!




Tomorrow is my ultimate nail nemesis, water marble. We'll see how this goes. *insert stank face*

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

#31DC2016: Half Moons

Today is all about Half Moons. I took the moon portion very SERIOUSLY. You'll see in a moment. But first lets look at the gorgeous base polish that I used, because when I say gorgeous I mean it. This is Emily de Molly Reign of Osiris. This is a deep blue holographic polish with subtle gold shimmer.




Since Reign of Osiris looks like a deep night sky, I stamped on starts with Uber Chic Plate 2-03 in MoYou London White Knight. I then went in with Cirque Colors Carpe Diem and Cirque Colors Memento Mori to create some moons for my Half Moons. HOW FUN?! 




This might be my new favorite look of the challenge. I really love the way the moons came out. Tomorrow is galaxies!

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

#31DC2016: Glitter

Today's glitter look is all about glitter-ception. Is that a thing? I used glitter on glitter!11 My base is Pretty Serious Viscous Vampire has a red jelly base that's filled with multi-sized red and fuschia glitter. It's almost flourescent bright.




I then used Twinkled T Quatrefoil Vinyls and Cupcake Polish As Good As Rose Gold to add on my second layer of glitter. I really love the way the pink glitter works with the red underneath.




Tomorrow is half moons. See you then.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Friday, September 16, 2016

#31DC2016: Geometric

Today is Geometric for the challenge. I've been obsessed with this look from Noriandee on IG forever and I took a screenshot specifically so I could recreate it for today. She even has a cool little video showing how to do it.  If you don't follow her, you should. She has some of the coolest graphic looks.

For today's colors I chose Cirque Colors Ultrasonic (a sheer linen white) and Cirque Colors Nympho  (a bright neon pink) to mimic the original colors. I also used striping tape for this look, which made life so much easier.




After I was all done, I showed these to the hubs who said "You need one more stripe for the Adidas logo." Thanks honey. *eye roll* Anyways, tomorrow is glitter. 

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

#31DC2016: Delicate Print

Getting in today's prompt under the wire. I wasn't feeling super awesome today so it took me forever. I started with a base of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Strumpet. I needed three full coats for full coverage. With two I had a few bald spots, so be sure to go for two. Also, can we talk about how I hate the brush on OCC polishes. They are so long that my whole grip is off. Talk about weird.

I then went in with It Girl Nail Art IG-111 and Sally Hansen Silver Sweep to stamp on this delicate flowery print. I love the combo of the silver with that deep fuchsia.




Tomorrow is geometric and I really like what I came up with. See you then.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#31DC2016: Flowers

Flowers are up for today. I'm going to just throw up the details and keep it short 'n' sweet. My base for todays look is Polished for Days Leaf it to Me, a champagne toned holographic and flakie micro glitter polish in a clear base.




I then did some rose thingys (not well) in blue and purple. The blue roses are made up of China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind and China Glaze At Vase Value.  The purple roses are made up of China Glaze X-Ta-Sea and China Glaze Dune Our Thing.  The leaves are made of China Glaze Gaga for Green (light green) and OPI Jade is the New Black (dark green).




I think this just proves why I don't do freehand flowers ever. See you tomorrow for delicate print.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
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