16 September 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 16 - GEOMETRIC nails

G'day and welcome (back)! It's day 16 of the 31-Day Challenge. This day has historically been "tribal", but that's been changed this year to the less-controversial, more fun, and easier-to-interpret "geometric". Really, the fundamental idea is the same. Geometric shapes in your design. But... I went with a more literal interpretation of the theme...

Indoors with flash

Haha! Actual geometry on my nails. Fun, eh?

I started with two coats of Cult Nails Falling Hard, a beautiful pink creme. I knew I wanted a matte base for my sketches, and matt-ified shimmers are très awesome, so I topped the pink with L'Oreal #802 The True Diamond, one of their "Magic Top Coat" polishes. It's SUCH a pretty combo--here's what those two looked like together before I went any further:

Outdoors in sun... so sparkly!

As much as I loved that look, I had to press on with my vision, so I added a coat of OPI Matte topcoat and let it dry completely. Finally, I grabbed a black fineline Sharpie and started drawing everything I could remember from my geometry classes in school.

The thing about Sharpies is that you really only get one try--I didn't want to attempt cleaning up with rubbing alcohol and risk messing up the base--so the sine wave is a little uneven and my cone's a wee bit wobbly. But overall, I'm happy with it!

One more in sun, with Falling Hard in hand

These really take me back! Geometry was actually one of the classes I enjoyed. Feels like forever ago.

*nods* :D

Righty-o, hope you enjoyed these! See you tomorrow! xoxo


  1. This makes the nerd in me happy as well as the girl with all the glitter! And that ecard!!! YES!!!!!

  2. Hehe, thank you! I agree; this hits the nerd+girly jackpot :) and haha, I used to use memes more often in my posts. I might have been inspired by you for this one ;)


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