01 May 2013

31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Rainbow nails!

Deborah's manicure - Rainbow dotticure

Hi loves! How are you this Wednesday? Because of yesterday's holiday and the Monday I had a day off, today feels like Monday.. aah, a sweet and short workweek it'll be!

Today we came to the challenge of rainbow nails.. I had seen this design floating around already and immediately knew this would be my rainbow design: a rainbow dotticure!

I started with a base of 2/3 coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff, and let it dry completely. I used a coat of Bondi I'm Vers in between, to give a nice and even canvas to work on. This isn't a quick dry topcoat (or at least it dries quickly, but it doesn't harden completely very fast). Then I used 2 sizes of dotting tools and the following colors for the rainbow dots: China Glaze With Love - OPI A Roll In The Hague - ULTA Cha Cha - China Glaze Holly Day - OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui - OPI Road House Blues - Catrice Plum Play With Me .

It wasn't as much work as I thought it'd be. You just do one color at a time, only thing I had to be a bit careful about was placement, to make sure the 7 rows would fit!

Do you like these colorful dots? What would you have done with the theme rainbow nails?


Loqi's manicure - Rainbow leopard

Hi everyone!

I haven't made a secret of the fact that I am in love with Deborah's free hand leopard print. So, for this challenge I decided to try it for myself. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right? It even looks a bit like Deborah's Queensday manicure, even though I did this a few days ago.

I started out by painting my shorties with my favourite nude: Nerd from H&M. Then I used a dotting tool to make coloured rainbow dots with different crème polishes and used a smaller one to make the black pattern. The pattern in the small picture is from my thumb nail, which is just a dot of every colour.

I actually reaaaaaly love how this turned out! And the leopard print is so easy to do, so thanks Deborah!



Stay tuned for challenge day 10: Gradient nails!

26 comments :

  1. Love both of them!!! Really cute!

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  2. BABE! You are kicking my ASS in the freehand leopard print :D! Very awesome ♥.

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  3. I love rainbows - in any form! I'm sitting here just drooling over the dots mani then I scroll down and see a leopard mani!! WHAT!! Such gorgeousness all in one entry! Be-still my heart!

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  4. Ahhh these are both so pretty! I love rainbows, especially rainbow nails =D If I had to choose one I'd pick the leopard print, because I really love the kinda gradient effect across all the nails, but they're both REALLY awesome =D

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  5. OMG these are AWESOME!!
    Now I need to find myself a good white and nude polish in order to try them out for myself haha!

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  6. Very cute. I haven't tried rainbow dots but i did try a rainbow gradient.

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  7. Wow you guys! I love both of these mani's. I now really want to try those rainbow dots, so cute! And I would love to do leopard print, but am really I can't do free hand anything. Loqi - I love how the rainbow design goes across the fingers! Love, love, both of these!

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  8. Lovely rainbow dotticure - it's so fun!

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  9. :D thanks so much for your sweet words! That leopard mani is AWESOME right?

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  10. I love the "gradient" in the leopard a lot too! Thanks for your sweet words :).

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  11. Thank you so much Tamara! Let us know when you did try one of these designs :) love to see!

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  12. That sounds great too Courtney!

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  13. Thanks so much Angie! But really, freehand leopard isn't that hard! Just try on a piece of paper first if you are unsure, and the "side leopard" is easier if you are worried about spacing and such.

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  14. Thanks Angie!

    As deborah said, it's really easy! Just grab a tool that you are comfortable with (striper, dotting tool, or even a bobby pin or toothpick!) and practise a bit :)

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  15. Thank you very much!

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  16. hmm gradients <3

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  17. Thank you so much!

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  18. *blush* thank you both!

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  19. Hah, no I'm not! Yours are awesome, that's why I copied :D

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  20. I honestly cannot decide which one I like more. Your dots are awesome and Loqi's leopard print are too!
    During my Rainbow Challenge I cheated and created a rhinestone rainbow :D

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  21. Hmm....alrighty, well if you insist :), I think I will try my hand at it!

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  22. Thanks dear! And why is that cheating :D? Rainbow = rainbow right?

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