12 June 2013

31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Striped Nails!

Deborah's manicure - Ay ay, sailor!

Hi loves! Can you believe I already prepped this manicure not last Sunday, but the Sunday before? I had this idea pop up in my head and knew I wouldn't have much time after that day to make this work, so I just jumped on it. Glad to finally be able to show you!

I started with a base of 2/3 coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff. Seriously, if you don't have this shade yet.. GET IT! It is amazing, a soft base for all kids of nail art and not boring to look at when you want to wear something classy but pure.

After it dried, I used some regular scotch tape to tape off sections on my thumb and middle finger, and a combination of scotch tape and striping tape was used for my ring finger. I used OPI I Saw.. You Saw.. We Saw.. Warsaw for the blue and Essence Fame Fatal for the red, and China Glaze 2030 for the gold stripes. I also used that gold polish to freehand some anchors (they don't look too bad, do they?) and after it settled for a while, I topcoated everything. Voilà, nautical nails all done!

What kind of nail art would you do for this challenge? Tell us in the comments!

Loqi's manicure - Holograpic stripes 

Hi everybody! We've finally had some very nice and sunny days here in The Netherlands. And for me that means one specific thing: holographic polishes! So for today's challenge I thought I would do holo stripes. 

I started off with a base of Color Club AngelKkiss, a blue toned green holo, and let that dry. Then I put a gazillion pieces of striping tape on all of my nails (yes, I did both hands!) and put 2 quick coats of Color  Club Cloud Nine, a pinkish purple holo, over it and pulled the tape off. I chose the Color Club polishes because they can be topcoated without losing the holo effect, and tape-manicures get some texture to them witch I wanted to minimize.

I am very pleased with how this turned out! This is what it looks like inside:

But this is what you really wanted to see right? Holobomb whooooo!

Stay tuned for challenge day 13: Animal Print nails!


  1. GORGEOUS!!!!! That took alot of time and patience :) well done!!

  2. Your second manicure is amazing! You really need patience to do such a great manicure!

  3. I love, love, LOVE both of these but I think that first one sways it for me, it looks incredible. That dang OPI polish is haunting me, every time I forget about how much I want it, I see it again! x

  4. Polish Alcoholic13 June, 2013 12:45

    Love these! Awesome job!

  5. The one Loqi did must have taken LOTS of time indeed! Thanks for your compliment!

  6. Aww thank you ♥♥♥. And YES you want it! You want it immediately.

  7. You know we are 2 different people right ;)?

  8. Thank you!
    Deborah did do a great job didn't she? I love it too!

  9. Thank you! haha, it did take a long time

  10. Thanks! It did take a long time!

  11. You don't have to :D! Thanks dear ♥.


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