31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017-#31DC2017) Blue Galaxies Nail Art

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Well, it happened….The 31 Day Nail Art challenge finally affected my Rheumatoid Arthritis. My back left, my fingers swelled and caused massive shakes. Apologies in advance for not so ideal photos — my arm just couldn’t handle holding the camera…

Galaxy nail art is super easy. I love how easy it is. I sponge different colors in swirly Milky Way patterns, add a few dots and voila! A very stunning, looks-like-it-took-years- but-only-a-few-seconds nail art. Yes, I did make that a sentence.

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Details: SinfulColors Midnight Blue, OPI CIA=Color is Awesome, Zoya Dream, essie Blanc, Color Club On the Rocks

 

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017-#31DC2017) Half-Moon Dotticure Nail Art

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If you look at the 31 Day Nail Art challenge tab on my main page you’ll see I never ever do the half-moon prompt. I just don’t like how it looks and it kind of confuses me. This year, I racked my brains for an idea and when none came I decided on a recreation from a previous year. Until, it dawned on me. Why don’t I dot the half-moon? After all, I love me a good dotticure!

Needless to say, I did end up loving this look. I think the dots make the half-moon look less obvious. What do you think??

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Dry Brush: OPI Squeaker of the House, Zoya Louise, Sue

Dots: Zoya Pippa, SinfulColors VIPeach

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Pink Glitter Gradient Nail Art

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Every nail artist has at least one glitter nail polish in his or her stash. It’s just not possible to not have it. I have multiple, mostly from old brands that no longer exist so the glitter base has dried out and they are unusable. I miss the old Milani and Sephora by OPI but I hold on to the bottles just in case one day…these brands return! They probably won’t but I can dream, right??

Speaking of, I used one of those old SOPI polishes in today’s look. A simple glitter gradient that reminds me of all the blood that leaves my body through draws, diagnostics and IVs. How lovely!

Glitter gradients are one of the most arthritis friendly nail art techniques. You can either apply glitter directly with the nail polish brush or, for more exact placement you can use a large soft makeup wedge sponge. If your arthritis is under control you can even use a foam tip eye shadow applicator for even more precision!

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017-#31DC2017) Pink Glitter Gradient Nail Art31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017-#31DC2017) Pink Glitter Gradient Nail ArtBase: OPI Madam President

Glitter: Sephora by OPI Be-Claus I Said So

 

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Stamped Geometric Print Nail Art

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I had a vision for today’s look but it didn’t quit pan out the way I wanted. However, I love the final result so much more!! I started stamping with my new Born Pretty Store geometric plate (how fitting) and away I went.

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Stamping: Barry M Cancun (teal), Zoya Goldie (gold), Color Club On the Rocks, Born Pretty Store plate BP-L070

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Delicate Polka Dot Nail Art

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I was inspired by a polka dot look @coewlesspolish made for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. She has beautifully shaped nails and equally wonderful designs. I knew I had to re-create her delicate dotted nail art but couldn’t wait until the end of the month!

The last couple of days were hard for me as I didn’t particularly like the nail art I put together so I am doubly thrilled with today’s dotticure. I hope you like it too!

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Dots: Milani Fast Fuchsia (pink), Sephora by OPI Domestic Goddess (purple), Julie G Dance in the Dark (blue), China Glaze Caribbean Temptation (iridescent pink)

 

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Flowers on the Vine Stamped Nail Art

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I have so many flower stamp designs from multiple brands but I always gravitate towards the lone one from Bundle Monster. This year, I made a conscious decision to use the other multiple flower patterns collecting dust in their protective sleeves.

I always wanted to try a flower on vine type look. Did I pull it off? I have mixed feelings about the final product. What do you think?

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Flowers on the Vine Stamping Nail Art

Base: Pahlish Sunless Sea

Stamping: OPI Stay off the Lawn (green), Madam President (pink), Milani Black Chutney (purple), Zoya Olivera (blue), Bundle Monster plate BM-316, Mo You London plate Nature-02

 

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Animal (foot)Print Stamped Nail Art

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Wow…I just realized I only used OPI polishes from the 2016 Washington DC Fall collection! Total coincidence but the colors were perfect for today’s look.

I always struggle with animal print prompts. As it is, I am not the biggest fan of them in art so I guess the challenges lies with what I think looks good on the nail. This year, I stretched the prompt to animal footprints! Because…they are technically an animal’s prints…right??

I am not too keen on this look — the stamp is too big for my nails but it is what it is and I move on.

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Stamped Animal Footprint Nail ArtBase: OPI Pale to the Chief

Saran Wrap Details: OPI Squeaker of the House (dark grey), Zoya Charlotte (nude)

Stamping: Shh!…It’s Top Secret, Bundle Monster plate BM-323

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