Wednesday, 11 December 2013

33 Day Challenge: Freestyle

This post has been sitting in Blogger waiting to be written up for a few days but I wasn't that keen on the manicure. I wanted to do something amazing for the last day of the 33 Day Challenge so I brought out the foils and tried to create a skittle. Tried, the final result was very underwhelming even from far away. I present to you  a foiled, studded tape mani. Woot!

I started one coat of Ulta3's Black Satin, let it dry then applied one thin coat of nail foil glue on my ring and taped-up middle fingers. I let that dry and did applied a rainbow foil at random to give it a slight grungy look. I topped this two fingers off with one coat of Picture Polish Revolution and finally applied the studs with a drop of top coat. I topped all my fingers off with one coat of Seche Vite. 

The studs moved around when I was applying the last coat of Seche Vite so I had push them back into position with the brush and they ended up a little crooked. :( I'm not gonna go into too much detailed about the taped middle finger but let's say it took me three attempts to have a passable design. 

As underwhelming as this design was, I am super happy to have participated in this challenge. I have seen some amazing nails art, discovered some new blogs and met some lovely people that are encouraging and just absolutely great. I have also managed to push myself through (most of) a challenge and created designs I wouldn't have otherwise. There's also my new found love for nail art, which I want to be the focus of this blog from now on. 

Anyway, check out the other participants' last mani for the challenge. 

It was a pleasure lacquering with you all!

Till next time, 



  1. I'm not sure why you are underwhelmed....I like the design...a lot. I think it looks super cool. I like things that aren't the normal every day copy of a copy of a copy...know what I mean? I haven't seen this look before and that in and of itself is a major win. I would love to wear this look. I may try it but then I would be copying your look LOL. =)

    1. Thank you, you have very kind words! Link me if you recreate it, I would love to see it!

  2. I like this mani, it looks really cool. Sometimes if my tape mani goes a little messy inside the lines, I just grab my striper brush and go over it. By the time you've top coated you'd never know ; ) xx

    1. Thanks! I'll have to keep that in my mind and keep practicing with the striper...

  3. This is gorgeous, the colours remind me of Easter egg wrappers.


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