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April Challenge – Day 30 – Recreate

I’m really sad that this challenge is over! It’s been so much fun, and I’ve been very glad to discover some great new blogs 🙂

Today’s is ‘recreate’. Well, I don’t want to recreate one of my own manis, so I’ve copied Craftynail’s Ruffian mani. Click on the image below to check it out!

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First of all I tried using the same method as she did. I painted my nails black. Hours later, when it was dry, I added some mani stickers and then painted over with my neutral polish. And when I took the stickers off, it took off half the black… Great ! So I fixed that up and waited for it to dry. The neutral I used, Nice is Nice by Essie, then started to bubble! So with a lot of swearing, I took it all off again !

Then I started again, and put Nice is Nice on first. Then that dried, and I freehanded the flattish half-moons. Then I kept going, and went a bit overboard…

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Still, no bubbles this time, hah !

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April Challenge – Day 29 – Inspired by a song

Only one day left to go ! Today’s challenge is “inspired by a song”. I was really stuck for this one, until I was trying to relax on my super-long commute, and this came on on my mp3 player : ‘Tessellate’ by Alt-J. Especially this bit (well, the only bit I know the words to):

Triangles are my favourite shape,
Three points where two lines meet,
Toe to toe back to back, let’s go,
My love, it’s very late;
‘Til morning comes; let’s tessellate

Cute, right ! And triangles, I can do triangles. Actually, I even managed to do triangles on my right hand too… Can’t begin to tell you how pleased I am about that !

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April Challenge – Day 27 – Inspired by Fashion

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Today’s prompt is inspired by fashion. This is the one of the whole challenge that has caused me most trouble ! I’ve been poring through magazines to try and find a fabric with a motif I’d like to copy, and I just couldn’t find anything. So I decided to rip a page out of one of those magazines and do a version of a newspaper mani 🙂

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Now magazine print isn’t exactly like newsprint, but I think it came off okay ! I didn’t have any rubbing alcohol (or vodka) either, so I used an antiseptic that has about 4% alcohol content (I didn’t want to waste my gin…) – it transferred pretty well. The colours went pretty funky until I topcoated it, then they looked fine.

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I’m not sure you can really tell it’s a fashion page, but this is the page I used to start with. I wanted one with pictures small enough to look reasonable on my nails, but I think they were still too large ! : 

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April Challenge – Day 27 – Tutorial –

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I have to admit something. I have a real problem with people telling me what to do, so although I like looking at tutorials to pick up different techniques, this is the first time I have ever followed a nail art tutorial ! This is the original, click on the picture to see the post : 

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Pshiiit does some amazing nail art, and the tutorial was very simple, but no less effective 🙂

The only slight changes I made were to the size of the flowers, and to use Maximillian Strasse Her instead of the pale blue that Pshiiit used; like her though, I used Beyond Cosy for the silver 🙂

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April Challenge – Day 26 – Gradient

If you join in the challenge, you can get an extra entry to my 100 followers giveaway on the rafflecopter link. It’s one entry per day though, so if you’ve missed any, please email me at brijit.elouise@gmail.com with your ‘missing links’ and I can add them for you. The giveaway ends in 4 days, so please be quick !

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Today is gradient day ! I love a good gradient, so I had fun with this one ! Since spring is coming round, I went for corals – both EssieTart Deco is the paler of the two, Meet Me At Sunset is the deeper orangey coral. I also tried a cool new technique (okay, it went up 2 years ago, but it’s new to me !) that I discovered through Tartofraises – I used a fan brush to gradient, instead of a sponge – it’s so much neater ! Tartofraise’s video is here. She uses acrylic paint, but I used nail polish and that worked fine 🙂

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As sad as I’ll be when this challenge is over, I think my ‘to swatch’ box could do with being looked after  !

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April Challenge – Day 25 – Metallic

Well, I totally over-thought this one and ruined it 🙂 I got myself some nice new stamping plates and wanted to test them out (metallic polishes are great for stamping), but I found it really hard to stamp right up to my cuticles (my stamper isn’t very soft). So this is the best I came up with 🙂

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Can’t win ’em all ! The next two I’ve got coming up are much better, so I can take this fail 🙂

 

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