Monday, December 31, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 1 Black and White

This is my first ever 31 day challenge and I hope I can do it all. Luckily school ends on Saturday and I will have more time to paint my nails, Yeay!. This challenge is The Crumpets Nail tarts 31 day challenge hosted by The Crumpet. 31 days of incredible nail art by me and other great bloggers and nail art lovers alike. Day 1 is black and white. And here is my black and white.

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For this look I used two colors Zoya "Raven" and "Purity" both of these came in my Gilty pleasure gift box. Purity is a very creamy white, it was a bit thick for me so I added some thinner to it and it helped with the application. I used two coats of it and followed with Seche Vite before it dried ( to prevent shrinkage around the corners). I waited 20 min for this to dry.

Raven is a nice beautiful black, you can't tell from the picture but it has a slight glimmer to it and is beautiful in person. I used tape to cut out triangles and hand painted the lines. This really taught me to use a steady hand. I did this because I didn't want to wait for the black triangles to dry, but my lines didn't come out so bad.

I used black acrylic to paint to make the flower and a Sally Hansen nail art pen in white to draw the flower on the accent nail. I love making accent nails and I think this added a good finishing touch.
These are two great polishes to have on hand. 

Well thats day one of the challenge, below is what will be created in the next month

Thanks and Enjoy!
Check out the other girls and their manis!


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    1. Thanks I like how it came out too. Alot of patience!

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  3. such a nice manicure my lovely xxxx

  4. What a great idea. I love the flower!

  5. Love it! This mani is so pretty for I super like the color combos and design. Great job on this mani!

  6. Love the triangles they really elongate your nails! I don't own any Zoya's but I wish I did, and these two would be at the top of my list :)

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  7. Gorgeous, thanks for the Zoya tip!