August 31, 2014

The Totally Doable, I have a life! Challenge: BEVERAGE

Cheers! It's the last day of August, and final day of the August nail art challenge... Beverage. Kind of anti-climatic... but it did give me an excuse to purchase these cute nail stickers by Kate Broughton.

Unlike nail decals, these are truly stickers. So you can notice the clear film on my nails unfortunately. But, I still think these are super-cute :) 

The base on my nails is OPI My Vampire is Buff

This challenge was super fun! And it got me back on-track with my nail art. Hope you guys liked it as much as I did.

Here's to September, Cheers!!

August 28, 2014

The Totally Doable, I have a life! Challenge: STRIPES (and dots)

Second last challenge day of the month... Stripes! 

Safe to say these photos were taken pre-light box.

This design was inspired by @itsallaboutpolish on instagram

Polishes used: OPI You're so Vain-illa, Do you have this colour in Stockholme, Berlin there done that, My dogsled is a hybrid

August 25, 2014

The Totally Doable, I have a life! Challenge: GUILTY PLEASURE

This was a difficult challenge day. Truthfully my guilty pleasure is food, it's always food. But as I mentioned before, I dislike painting food on my nails... particularly fried chicken, or spaghetti :P

So instead I thought about my go-to nail art when I'm not sure what to do... and it's always animal print. Even though I don't always share my animal print designs with you guys because they're all so similar, today was a little different... 

OPI You're so Vain-illa, Black Onyx, and My Voice is a Little Norse
I used a dotting tool for the full design

I'm excited to see other artists "guilty pleasures". Check out #nailartaug on instagram to see them!

August 22, 2014

The Totally Doable, I have a life! Challenge: SARAN WRAP (Galaxy nails!)

I'm really excited about today's nail art challenge... saran wrap... a nail art technique that, up until today, I hadn't tried yet! :)

And... keep reading to see how I created galaxy nails with the saran wrap technique!

I started with a black base of OPI Black Onyx. Using the saran wrap technique I then applied the following polishes (in no particular order): piCture pOlish Solar Flare, & Aurora, OPI DS Magic, & Nicole by OPI Give me the 1st Dance

To finish off the nail art look I thought I'd add some stars using a nail art brush, dotting tool and OPI Alpine Snow. 

Lightbox with flash
Hope you guys like this design as much as I do, the saran wrap technique is so so easy!! 

Don't forget to check out #nailartaug on instagram for the other designs in the challenge.