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Halloween Challenge: #5 Trick or Treat

Hello there lovely people!

I must be honest, this is not my favourite mani! But, for the sake of the Halloween Challenge, I’m going to post it. You can let me know what you think….

I tried to create a really subtle candy cane stripe effect. I also had a brilliant (or not so) to add that fluff as stripes. Naturally, it went everywhere! So now that I’ve managed your expectations, here it is:
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Simple lines..

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This is one from the archives. I was just playing around and I created this mani. I used a Face Shop for the undercoat. I then put a silver stripe down the center and added metal studs as an accent on one nail.

I love the idea of putting a single stripe down the center of a nail, what do you think?

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Lilac and Lines

These are the last few days of vacation, so I’ve been trying to relax and do as little as possible – hence the lack of posts lately. Sorry about that, but I will get back into the swing of things soon 🙂

Here is a very simple manicure. I did a lilac undercoat (an unnamed polish from The Face Shop) and I used a white 2-way nail art brush/pen to make the stripes. I used to be so scared of doing lines freehand, but these long brushes for nail art are super handy. It’s so easy to do lines now, although they aren’t perfect, they look fine 🙂 Then I added some nail gems to the pinky.

I like how it turned out 🙂 I hope you all like it..

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Day 22 – Fruit Cake

I decided to use fruit cake colours and do a more abstract manicure 🙂

I always remember having fruit cake on Christmas. It was a big deal in my family, my grandma used to make tons of Christmas puddings (that have all the fruit, cherries, raisins, etc in). The recipe was passed down from my great-grandmother who apparently stole a recipe for fruit cake from the nuns. I’m not sure how true this whole story is, but it was always a big part of our Christmas.

I did a very simple, abstract design 🙂 I hope you like it!

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Day 20 – Sweets & Candy

I am officially back up-to-date with my posts! Yay! And, I’m really happy with the way this manicure turned out 🙂

I tried to make it look like typical candy cane stripes and two nails with hundreds and thousand looking dots. I think it looks really cute 🙂

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Day 1 & 2 – Advent Challenge :)

I found out today (yes, I’m a little late) that there is an awesome Advent Calendar Challenge starting at the beginning of December. Mommy Loves Nail Polish and Nail Polish Galore among other blogs are also participating. I’ve been wanting to start a challenge or do something that will push me to try new things and be more creative with my designs. But I must say, I’m a bit scared! 🙂
Due to the fact that I’m a bit late to jump on board, I’ve decided to combine my first and second days.

So Day 1: Red

I used a beige by Missha (Korean brand) and glitter red by Skin Food

 

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Day 2: Gold

I used a really dark purple (that looks like black) by The Face Shop, Konad gold and a random gold glitter (called Castle Dew, it’s got greens and reds in too, very Christmasy).

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Here is the Advent Calendar Challenge list for those of you that may want to join (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) 🙂

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Shooting Star Nails

I’m trying to practice my freehand stripes. I wanted to do something fun and different, I like how it turned out. I did a navy base coat (Organic Farm), I then did a stripe of lighter blue (The Face Shop – nameless) and painted the tip purple (The Face Shop – nameless) and then did stripes with a white long nail art brush.

What do you think? I hope you like it 🙂