31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Sugar-Spun Stripes Nail Art

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Well, here’s something I haven’t done in quite some time. My all time favorite sugar-spun technique. This is by no means arthritis-friendly…not at all actually, but, it is my favorite of all time. There is something so soothing about making a sugar-spun look. If you haven’t already check out my video tutorial below!

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Sugar-Spun Stripes Nail Art31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Sugar-Spun Stripes Nail ArtBase: OPI Squeaker of the House

Sugar-Spin: SinfulColors VIPeach

 

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Confetti-style Polka Dot Nail Art

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The 31 Day Nail Art Challenge Polka Dot theme is a dotticure lover’s favorite day!! Dotticures are easy, cute and just plain fun! There are endless possibilities and it takes just a few minutes to complete. The best part is, you can create the look with nail polishes and bobby pins — making it super wallet-friendly.

These dots are so fun and remind me of confetti! I absolutely adore how this look came out!

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Confetti Style Polka Dot Dotticure31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Confetti Style Polka Dot DotticureBase: Color Club Twiggie

Dots: China Glaze Purple Panic (pink), Milani Key West (turquoise), Zoya Payton

 

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Neon Tip Gradient Nail Art

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Gradients are the best! They bring unlikely colors together without too much work. Granted, these are not the most arthritis friendly techniques but they look so freaking cool!

Apparently, I have a knack for creating neons because once again the tips ended up flourescent. I wish I could blame it on my camera but the neon just burst forth in person as well.

I hope you like today’s look as much as I do! Don’t forget to check out the Inlinkz below and use the social media hashtag #31DC2017 if you participate!

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Neon Tipped Gradient Nail Art31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Neon Tipped Gradient Nail ArtGradient (from cuticle to tip): Zoya Severine, OPI Ro-Man-ce on the Moon, SinfulColors Feel the Vibe

 

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Day 9: Rainbow Fireworks Stamped Nail Art

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I always struggle with today’s 31 Day Nail Art challenge prompt. I don’t know why exactly except that I do not like the typical rainbow scheme. The colors just don’t match up in my eyes. I finally bit the bullet last year and used all six rainbow colors in a splatter look. I really disliked it but it ended up being my most liked photo that month! That was really weird for me because I still look and detest it!

This year, I decided to try again but by sponging. It sort of looks muddy but kind of works. I stamped some fireworks using Born Pretty Store‘s Celebration stamping plate.

Colors make me happy, especially neon colors, and with a disabling autoimmune condition I need as much “happy” as I can get.

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Sponged and Stamped Rainbow Nail Art31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Sponged and Stamped Rainbow Nail ArtBase: Barry M Mustard

Rainbow: Milani Blue Print, SinfulColors Energetic Red, Zoya Pippa

Stamping: Color Club On the Rocks, Born Pretty Store Celebration stamping plate BPX-L013 (USD $2.99)

 

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Day 8: Metallic Stamped Nail Art

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Every year I participate in the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge I use the same gold-olive base for the metallic prompt! I never plan but I seem drawn to that color. This year, I finally veer away from gold and go silver! I know, weird.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this look…I use a new time/clock stamping plate from Born Pretty Store. It’s pretty cool and I know I will reach for it often.

Sometimes I wish time would stand still while I wrestle with my RA. But, it doesn’t. Another week, month, even year passes and I am still no closer to getting my DVM. Rheumatoid Arthritis. You annoy me! But, hopefully, one day time runs out and I’m there, getting my degree and living the life I always wanted.

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Metallic Sponged and Stamped Nail Art ft. Born Pretty Store Time Travel stamping platesBase: OPI I Drive a SuperNova, Zoya Goldie

Stamping: OPI Guys & Galaxies, Born Pretty Store Time Travel stamping plate BPX-LO23 (USD$2.39)

 

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August Beauty Favorites || Video

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Well, the summer wrapped and we’re on to the Fall. But, before, we make the final transition check out the beauty products I’ve been using this month. Though, I am getting some serious autumnal vibes from this eye makeup look!

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Products Mentioned:

Estee Lauder ‘Enlighten’ Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum

Dior Creme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm

Clinique All About Eyes Massing Rollerball

Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer

CVS Health Oil Absorbing Sheets

Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Too Faced ‘Semi Sweet’ Chocolate Bar Palette (shades: Mousse, Butter Pecan)

Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (shades: Golden Ochre, Venetian Red, Cypress Umber)

Sephora Brand Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil (shade: 5th Avenue)

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eye Pencil (shade: M10)

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Toilette

 

31 Day Global Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 – #31DC2017) Day Seven: Black and White Dry Brush Nail Art

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I am now on a dry brush nail art kick after doing it yesterday for the 31 Day Nail Art challenge purple prompt. I still used pure acetone to tweak and clean today’s look but it still looks like a true dry brush.

I know today is supposed to be black and white but I decided to stretch the prompt to monochrome…heh…I love the final result. It looks like it took a lot longer than it did.

Sometimes my mood is just grey. Everything sucks and nothing is going my way. It’s not necessarily depression but a reality check that I had to change my entire life just because of one stupid diagnosis. Do you ever feel like this?

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31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Day Seven: Black and White Monochromatic Dry Brush Nail Art 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (September 2017 - #31DC2017) Day Seven: Black and White Monochromatic Dry Brush Nail Art Base: essie Blanc

Dry-Brush: Pipe Dream Polish Sonic Transducer, Barry M Chai, Sephora by OPI Metro Chic (Dupe: Sally Hansen Commander-in-Chic)

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.