#31DC2016: Inspired by a Tutorial

Today we are doing inspired by a tutorial. I love this prompt because it allows me to explore and try new techniques. I finally settled on a Bokeh look tutorial from Cute Polish. Fair warning....mine went sideways at some point. 

Following the instructions, I started off with a base of OPI Alpine Snow. I then dabbed on colors with a makeup sponge. My colors were Essie Vices Versa, Essie Chillato, Essie Blossom Dandy, Essie Sittin' Pretty, and Madam Glam Kiss Me Now

I then added the bokehs via the directions. Here's where things started to go sideways. Apparently a gremlin of some sort has stolen my white acrylic paint. I found out the hard way, that is ESSENTIAL. I managed to do a decent recreation with OPI Alpine Snow and acetone. The next hard sideways decision was not going for a simple creamy gold outline. NO! I chose a lovely blush toned glitter. It was not easy ya'll. I'll give you that Renaissance Cosmetics Blushing is stunning on it's own, but not so great for outlines. Finally I couldn't find my studs. Probably due to the same acrylic paint loving gremlin. So I went for pearls. Nope...blends in too much. So overall I gave it my best effort. But I wish I could have just stuck with the pretty color combo up top.  It should also be mentioned that the only way I could get this to photograph accurately was with flash, so sorry for the crazy pics. 

Give this look a go. But learn from my mistakes. Tomorrow is the last day of the challenge. Can you believe it?

Enjoy & until tomorrow, Amy Lee
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