06 March 2013

31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Blue Nails!

Deborah's manicure - A blue gradient

Hi loves! Woah, day 5 for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge already, we are doing great don't you think :)?

Today I got a manicure that I slightly copied from Marta from Chit Chat Nails. She once did a gorgeous blue gradient that also contained glitter and a gold flake topcoat. When I was wrecking my brain yesterday for inspiration (I wanted to prepare last Sunday but totally forgot when doing all those Catrice swatches) I remembered this gorgeous manicure she did, and decided to recreate!

I didn't have the polishes she used though so, I picked the following: Catrice Denim Moore for the light base (yeah... totally got 3 more Catrice polishes...), Essence Deep Blue Sea for the tips, Essence Blue Addicted for the glitter on the tips and my own homemade 24k gold topcoat!

I really liked the endresult and though it isn't exactly the same as Marta's manicure, I do like the outcome of my little "copy" adventure!

Loqi's manicure -Blue Camouflage

Hi everybody!

A very long while ago I did this camo manicure. It was a theme manicure going with an outfit, but I really loved the look of it. So I have decided to recreate it, not with green but with blue.

To create this manicure I put 3 blue polishes on a piece of paper and using a dotting tool, made small irregular shapes on the nail. (You could paint your nails one of the blues as a base first and then put the 2 others over it, but this was much faster). The polishes I used were: Kiko 339 (lightest blue) A-england Galahad (medium blue) and Herome Frankfurt (dark blue). When that was done I put a nice coat of topcoat over it to smooth it out, and done! Fashion camo!

Stay tuned for challenge day 6: violet!


  1. Wow, how did you manage to make your own gold topcoat?

  2. LOOOVE both manicures! I have to try such a blue gradient, it's beautiful!

  3. Oh Wow! Both manis are gorgeous!!!

  4. There is a post about it here: http://www.lovevarnish.com/2012/12/how-to-make-your-own-24k-gold-topcoat.html :).

  5. Thanks Karine! I was quite pleased with my own, but Loqi's is so awesome too! The patience she has to do a complete manicure freehand ♥.

  6. Blue party <3 I'm completely in love with both of yous manis....

    Blue...gradient...camouflage...<3 awesomeness!!!!

  7. Yes this must be your favorite day in the challenge :D! Blue everywhere!

    Thanks babe ♥.

  8. I love your nails so much! The design is soo amazing! <3 Perfect nails! And the second one are also very nice and looks so effective! I'd love to try it with some other colours^^

  9. Thank you Niky! You are making me blush!


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