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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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ Then I added some nail gems to the pinky.

I like how it turned out πŸ™‚ I hope you all like it..

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Day 23 – Rudolph

Second last post, which also means 2 days to Christmas! πŸ™‚

I Googled Rudolph nails and did something similar to the cutest ones I found.. Here are some sites that I used: Follow the Yellow Polish Road and Top Coat It. They were super cute, I tried to make mine cute too πŸ™‚ A whole bunch of litte Rudolphs.

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Day 13 – Snow

Snow, snow, snow – there’s tons of it around here πŸ™‚ In South Africa Christmas time is summer and it’s scorching hot. It’s my first white Christmas, so I’m happy to be doing this challenge.

I wanted to make each snowflake unique, so I didn’t use a stamp. I used a nail art pen and looked at a pictures I found on Google.

I used a random undercoat (It’s called Pastel, it was really cheap and I can’t remember where I got it) not a bad polish though. Then I drew on the snowflakes with a white nail art pen. And that’s it.. I hope you like it πŸ™‚

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Outside my school.. It snowed a lot! πŸ™‚


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Day 11 – Gifts

Today’s topic was “gifts”. I did one mani for this, and I hated it. So I removed it and started again. I much prefer this one πŸ™‚

I wanted something simple, but cute, and I like how this one has turned out! I’m going through a bow phase, so yet again, there’s a bow in this mani.

I decided at the end to add a little gift tag in brown and I wanted to write something on it. The only thing that would fit was “to”. My boyfriend was teasing me a lot today saying “What does ‘to’ mean? You should have written something more awesome!”Β  I replied: “Well, firstly I was going for the ‘to’ and ‘from’ thing that you usually write on gift tags. Secondly, YOU try writing in tiny letters in nail polish on a nail!”. Sheesh, men! They just don’t get it. It’s not as easy as it looks! πŸ™‚

So here it is..Β  πŸ™‚ I hope you like it!

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I really want to share links to the other bloggers doing this challenge. But I haven’t figured out that other website yet (if anyone can show me how to add my link to that group, I would really appreciate it). So I’ll just do it old-fashioned style πŸ™‚

Polish Alcoholic

Mommy Loves Nail Polish
Nailpolishgalore
Morie’s Nail Art
Polished Off
Nail Boarders Unite!
Lavish Layerings
Happy Hands
Rew Does Nails
Perfectly Polished Tips
The Polish Squirrel
9Β to 5 nails
feeraa
Shopping is cheaper than therapy

 


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Day 10 – Lights

The topic for today is “lights”. Easier said than done! Originally I wanted to do something colourful, like colourful Christmas lights. But, I quicklyΒ  changed my mind.. I went for a simple manicure!

I used OPI “Wooden Shoe Like to Know” (my only OPI 😦 But I love it), a black nail art brush and a gold glitter polish. I tried to make it look like a string of lights, but I’m not sure if it came across like that.

Anyway, here it is πŸ™‚ Its really really simple, but I hope you like it πŸ™‚

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Day 8 – Starry Night

Here is yesterday’s post πŸ™‚ I really liked this topic and I like how it turned out.

Because it was glitter, I used a Modi Peel Off Base Coat which makes it really easy to remove. It peels off so easily! It really beats trying to remove it with nail polish remover. My friend, Nailart for Funn did a Modi Peel Off Base Coat review, you can read it here.

After the base coat, I used a Skin Food purple undercoat, followed by a Modi glitter polish (in the picture). I love this Modi polish because it has purple, blue and gold/bronze glitter in it. It’s a really interesting combination! Then I used a nail art brush and Sally Hansen “White On” to paint a star shape. In the middle of the white star I stuck a star-shaped nail art jewel.

So, here’s the mani. What do you think?

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Here is a reminder of the other days that are still to come:

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Day 7 – Ornaments

Sorry for the late post, it’s been a busy weekend! I did these nails a day or two ago, but I haven’t had time to post them yet.

I really struggled with this topic. Eventually, I just Googled it and used a picture for inspiration. I used tons of different random polishes, too many to list. I hope you like it! Here’s the final product πŸ™‚

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