Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31DC2013 Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial

The penultimate day of the Challenge! Woot!

This mani was inspired by a tutorial, made by the very talented Rosie from Little Nails. Please go check it out because it is so good! It will give you a better idea of what I was aiming for here. Also, then I won't have to explain how I did this!

In the tutorial it's suggested to use a disposable paint palette, but I don't own any and forgot to buy it. I thought regular wax paper would work, but the polish never dried, even left over night. So I used a plastic ziplock bag and I got the polish off okay, but I struggled cutting it (the plastic). My scissors are a little dull and I just couldn't get straight lines.
You'll also notice a lot of bubbles. I think that was a result of not having the pieces completely flush on the nail before the top coat? Then the top coat kind of ate away at some of the pieces as I applied it.
This was quite the adventure! I have 100 times more respect for the work and skill that when into her tutorial!

What I used:
Sephora by OPI Pale is the New Tan
Finger Paints A Grape Catch
Finger Paints Sage It Ain't So

What do you think? Was it worth all that work? It was for me because it was a huge learning experience. There are so many different technique I'd never tried going on here. And I love that this is a look that couldn't be achieved by just painting it straight on the nail.

Last day of the challenge tomorrow!!


  1. Wow! This looks fantastic!!!! Yes, it's definitely not a quick manicure! I wonder why the polish didn't dry on wax paper? I know most people seem to use ziplock bags but I'm pretty sure I've heard of people using wax paper for decals also. I've only ever used the paint palettes. The very first tutorial I read on how to make these kind of decals suggested using it so I bought one and now I've got a whole stack of the stuff.

    1. Thank you! They don't quite measure up to yours, maybe I'll do better next time. :) I really appreciate your tutorial! I will have to stock up on that paper for sure.

  2. I LOVE the index finger! I want that on all of my nails!

  3. Stunning - love the combo of green/purple foils on this shade base!

  4. I thought it looked complicated and then I read how you did it and realized it was way more complicated than I thought! I'm impressed!

  5. your middle finger is my favourite. However, I love it al, its so detailled!



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