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#31DC2013 – Honor Nails you <3

It’s pretty cool to be able to post so early in the day!

I work in tourism, and as you can imagine, it’s pretty quiet in October. So my boss is letting me work from home a couple of days a week – and it’s awesome! I get so much done! And best of all, that saves me over 2 1/2 hours in the train. So hi guys!

Well, today is the last day of the challenge. I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t manage to do it every day. Sometimes real life just doesn’t go how you hope. But I had a lot of fun, tried some new techniques, and discovered some new blogs to follow!

Today I’m using the Nailasaurus’ awesome rainbow mani. She does a few waterfall manis, and this was just spectacular, I’m sure I’m not the only one to have chosen this mani to recreate!

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#31DC2013 – Inspired by a Tutorial

Oh wow, this is the penultimate theme! This challenge has gone by so fast. It’s the first time I haven’t done all of a challenge, but I did manage two thirds, so I’m not going to beat myself up about it! Huge kudos to everyone who did every theme, that really is something to be proud of, and I have so enjoyed discovering so many new blogs! 

So today’s challenge is “Inspired by a Tutorial”. Well, I’m a bit late to this party (I usually am…), I decided to try my hand at a cloud mani. It’s actually not the easiest nail art I’ve done – the brush needs to be loaded just right, and if you’re not patient, you can end up with a bubbly mani.

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#31DC2013 – Inspired by the Supernatural

So I guess I’m not super lucky this week ! Right after the big meeting at work on Thursday, I’ve come down with a stonking (I believe that is the technical term) cold. So although that pretty much scuppers me for catching up on this challenge ‘properly’, I’ll still do my best 🙂

Today’s theme is Supernatural. I went for a simple Wicca-inspired mani – the symbols on my nails are the star in the circle (I think I read somewhere that the star represents a person, but I might be wrong…) and the cart-wheel like thingy represents the year, with the 8 Wiccan festival dates that are spread around based on the solstices and changing seasons.

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#31DC2013 – Inspired by a Colour

Good evening!

What has everyone else got planned for this fine Saturday night? We’re going out for dinner, so I thought I’d better post this first, in case I fall asleep early on the sofa again, haha!

I guess I’m not the only person who picked their favourite (nail) colour for this prompt? Well, I love pink-leaning purple, and I’ve never done this type of mani before, so I went for it 🙂

I have a bit of a problem with the term ‘ombré’ for this mani, partly because I live in France, and I’ve only heard the word ‘ombré’ used in a literal sense, as ‘shadowed’, like if a window is shadowed by an overhanging tree. So I’ll have to ask the boyfriend if this is a misappropriation, or if it actually can mean this kind of colour progression 🙂 he’s likely to glaze over as soon as I explain it comes fomr a nail art technique, though… maybe a French reader could help me out?

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#31DC2013 – Water Marble (catch up)

Don’t worry, I’m not going to spam you with all the catch-up I’ve got 😉 I’ll spread it out over the next week!

So here are my water marble nails, that I didn’t post yesterday since I fell asleep early. I know a lot of people don’t like to do water marble nail art, because it’s so messy. Actually, I kind of love it because it’s so messy! And recently, I found some masking fluid (basically liquid latex) in a local craft store. It seemed pretty non-toxic (it’s made for kids) and more sturdy than PVA glue, so I grabbed some, and used that to mask my cuticles. It works so well! But, well if you follow my Instagram, you’ll see that I got a bit carried away, and basically marbled my whole hand…. Never mind, it came out great after clean up!

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