01 October 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 31 - Honour Nails You Love!

Heya! We made it! The 31st and last day of the challenge--"honour nails you love"! I'm glad this is the last daily mani--I want to wear this one for a little while. It's a look by Robin Moses on YouTube, and I've watched the video so many times, I finally decided to recreate it!

I used OPI You Callin' Me A Lyre? and Revlon #911 Pink Chiffon to create a subtle gradient. Funny, I worked so meticulously to get it nice and smooth, and you can't even see it in the finished product.

I used the same technique Robin did (watch the video--she's brilliant!) with foil glue to paint on thin stripes, apply pink loose glitter (it's just in a big tube labelled "Glitter", and called Pink Ultra Fine. It's by a company called Glitterex), and then repeat the process applying the glue full strength at the tips.

I used Maya's Smoothing Coat for Glitters to seal in the sparkle, and while that was wet, added my gems. I tried to cluster them to create the "bursting" effect she talks about, but I don't think I did too well creating that look. Also, Robin concentrated the gems more towards the tips, whereas I took them all the way down to the base. I really like them, though! They're very flashy and sparkle with every move of my hands, and create disco balls on the walls when the sunlight hits them :D

Outdoors in sun before topcoat--I wasn't sure how they would look after topcoating, and wanted to get a photo in case I messed it up. Please excuse the messy cuticles. Look at that big sparkle!

Outdoors in shade, after topcoat.
I have three coats of Seche Vite sealing all this in. It's still bumpy, of course, but it feels solid and I think it will stay a while. My nails are so thick with all these layers they feel like fakes/acrylics, and it's weird. But so pretty!

Even in the dark, these gems manage to catch any stray light around and reflect it like mad :D

I also have glitter EVERYWHERE after doing these. I'm pretty sure I inhaled some, and will expel unicorn sneezes soon.

So that's it for the challenge! I hope you all enjoyed this little journey with me and the rest of the nail artists who participated. I'm going to take a short break now and enjoy wearing this mani for a few days. But don't worry, I won't be gone too long. See you soon! xoxo


  1. Unicorn sneezes are my favorite! I love all the glitter and bling, obviously!

  2. Gorgeous Amanda! I have to spend more time here!. We seem to share a passion for bling! <3

  3. Welcome! Bling-lovers unite! Ooh, and now I have a new blog to explore :D


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