Sunday, 1 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 1 - Red Nails

Hello there guys!! This is happening, the 31 day challenge, this is happening because I have poor discernment haha :/ I've done this before in June last year and I would've loved to do it then but I had a lot of exam craziness. So it's happening now, when most people do the challenge. But, I won't be painting everyday cause simply it's crazy and I don't think I'll have enough time. So this'll be a side project that could last for a while. For I'm excited all the prompts as they are always fun (almost always ;)).

Lovely picture from Chalkboard Nails
I guess if you want to see my last 31 Day Challenge, I have my recap post, I'm proud of what I painted last year but I'll definitely be working to get much better as I have been since. I'm already 1 up-ing myself (you'll see how this relates to this post) as my photography and nail care is MUCH better, seriously I'm sorry for my cuticles in the past, they were a mess.
Ok I ramble, for red nails this year I have some Mario Mushrooms (not 1 ups but they're related), the standard ones that make Mario bigger and give you an extra hit. I love Mario games, but I don't think this is new. 

This is a happy vibes manicure, whilst painting I thought it was going to turn out wrong. But hallelujah for that not happening!! Black outlines are everything, I'm an avid supporter.

I paired Berry Ice Cream and Indian Ocean and I can't believe I didn't notice this before but the pink shimmer from Indian Ocean on pale purple is SO GORGEOUS, I'd move my hand around just for that shimmer. In alternate lighting the shimmer looks goldish, I picked Indian Ocean cause as much as I wanted to use glitter I realised that I've paired pale purple with virtually every glitter I own so I should take a break from that haha. I've done a post on the combo before but I didn't take in the awesomeness and my pictures weren't very good.

Red: OPI - Dutch Tulips
White: Lovely Me:Ex - White
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
Peach: w7 - Linen
Purple: Barry M - Berry Ice Cream and Models Own - Indian Ocean

Thank you very much for reading the beginning of this marathon and I hope you have a spectacular day!! :)


  1. This was so AWESOME! :D Thumbs up, gonna check your previous sum up too. I'm thinking of joining too. :)

    1. THANK YOU!! :) yay go ahead, it was fun then too. Yes you should, it's a great way to develop nail art skills, if you can't commit to everyday (like myself) you can of course break it up :)

  2. Hahaha!! Although I haven't played mario games in like forever, I still love them regardless! It will always be my all time favourite! I love the adventure ones as well as Mario Kart! :D Love the mushrooms! I have a weird love for mushrooms in general.. i like my food mushroom-y. I think I over-ate mushrooms once (hahahaha landed in toilet for.. oh you know ;D let's just say business was good that day..) XD

    Okay back on topic, I totally agree too! The combo of Indian Ocean over Berry Ice Cream is beautiful and makes for a techno-ish background for mushrooms! :D Hehe, you're definitely starting the challenge right! ;D I'm so bad at challenges. Only tried it once, and I was traumatized. Really thumbs up to you and the rest for being able to keep up with challenges! d(^.^)b

    1. I feel the same way, I have been craving to play Mario for a while (I was trying to convince my friend but we always got distracted) and I LOVE Mario kart, they are such fantastic games. Haha I understand :P
      I now love that combo, really that pink shimmer... :) Haha thanks, I definitely understand the challenge being traumatising, it really is very demanding, painting everyday, but I am doing this on my own terms :)

  3. Love it! Giving me some serious Mario nostalgia!