Friday, January 4, 2013

31 Day Challenge - Day 4: Pink

       All right, getting back on track.  For blog post two today I have the fourth mani for the 31 day challenge, pink.  As many of you may not know, pink is my favorite color.  I basically stay away from it because if I didn't every mani in my blog would be pink.  I got three new pink polishes for Christmas and I couldn't decided which one to use for today's mani.  With a quick google search I decided to do this design.  I love how it turned out.  If you look closely you can see my learning curve.  My pinky was the first nail I did.  While doing this nail I tried to apply the polish with the nail polish brushes in each bottle and tried to contain each polish to its own section.  I did the same for the second one and it was really runny and hard to control.  On my middle finger I applied the polish to each section with a striping brush.  On my forefinger I applied the lightest pink over the entire nail, then the middle pink starting from the light pink and all the way up the nail, and applied the darkest pink on just the tip.  This seemed to work the best.

Base coat: Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler
Base color: White on the Spot from Miani - 2 coats
Pinks from lightest to darkest: Princesses Rule! from OPI
                                                 Shrimply Devine from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure
                                                 Koala Bear-y from OPI
Top coat: Seche Vite

Sorry for the light tip wear, but I couldn't get any pictures the evening I did this, so this one was taken the next day after working for a few hours.

Now for an explanation of this picture.  Below we have Princesses Rule! and Koala Bear-y from OPI.  They were given to me from my sister for Christmas.  Let me see if I can explain how this was given to me without confusing you.  When I received this gift it was handed to me in as two boxes tied together with ribbon.  The tag told me to open the smaller box first, (seventh box down).  I start opening and it is just boxes inside of boxes.  In the smallest one was a little scroll that said: "see bigger box for gift," which happened to be the box on the bottom.  I started opening and was laughing so hard.  Finally I got to my prize!  Lol.  
     I received Shrimply Devine for Christmas as well.  I bought it with a gift card I recieved from one of my customers!  How sweet was that!

All right, enough for now.  I am glad to be caught up.  I will see you all tomorrow for purple.  

31 Day Challenge - Day 3: Gold

       Three days into the challenge and I'm already posting a day late!  So not how I like to be, but yesterday was a fluke.  I ended up having to work 5 am to 5 pm without a lunch, come home and shower, then go immediately to a friend's house for dinner.  I would have rescheduled except for the fact that we were in charge of bringing the ingredients and their car was broken down.  I very well couldn't leave them stranded like that, could I?!  
     As the title to this post states, yesterday's challenge was gold.  I was kinda freaking out about gold day because I have two gold polishes, or so I thought.  Turns out I had between 15 - 20 gold polishes I had never worn.  I am not a huge gold fan so I never wear it, but for some reason I buy it?  Can you explain this to me?  I guess that is what classifies my "hobby" as an "addiction".  Lol.  
     I loved Disco Dolls.  It has so many pretty colors jam packed into one polish.  I know that this is one coat over a base color, but I dare say it would be opaque with one coat.  To achieve this look I painted on Venus and let it dry completely which took about an hour.  Then one by one I taped off each finger, painted on Disco Dolls, and promptly removed the tape.  Had I used a coat of Seche on top of Venus I could have cut my dry time down to about 30 minutes, but it was my day off and I was watching a movie, so I wasn't it a big of a hurry. :-)

Base coat: Pro FX Fiberized Ridge Filler
Base color: Venus from Avon - 2 coats
Glitter: Disco Dolls from Nicole by OPI - 1 coat
Top coat: Seche Vite

All these pictures were taken outside without the flash.  Here is a close up of Disco Dolls so you can see all the different glitters in this amazing polish.

Have you guys ever been surprised by the amount of one polish you had that you didn't even know?  

Normally I post the little links so that you can view everyone's posts for the challenge, but I can't seem to be able to get them to work! :-(  I'm so sorry because I love adding this feature to my posts.  Once I am able to figure it out, I will add it to each post!