31DC2016 – Delicate Print | Nails

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Oh.Em.Gee.

I started these nails but as I finished them I realized I strongly disliked them. The green barely showed up and the blues didn’t match. It just didn’t look like the product I pictured in my head. I strongly considered scratching the whole project and not posting them to Instagram.

Of course, in the spirit of the 31-Day Challenge, there is no time to re-do looks and I kind of had to deal, so sorry, Instagram…you’re gonna have to deal too.

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Fast forward to now.

This is my 3rd most liked look EVER on my IG! It accumulated over 100 likes! What…just what?! I mean, I am thrilled but I cannot believe that a look I disliked so much got so much love!!

I am honored and humbled that so many people liked this look. I hope you do too!

 

delicateprint_edited-1BaseSerum No. 5 Sleepy Holo

StampingBundle Monster plate BM316, Mundo de Uñas stamping polishes (neon green, neon blue)

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

31DC2016 – Waterfall Stripes | Nails

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stripes1BasePahlish Sunless Sea

WaterfallDeborah LippmanMermaid’s Dream (teal glitter), Zoya Suvi (dark green), SinfulColors Hazed (purple), Rise & Shine (teal)

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

31DC2016 – Polka Dots | Nails

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Asymmetrical dotticures are one of my all time favorite techniques and make an appearance on the blog and Instagram weekly. However, I always lean towards the same color combinations (namely purples and greens). For today’s polka dot prompt I pushed myself to try something new and guess, what?…I love it!

 

polkadotsBaseBarry M Chai

DotsZoya Louise (brown), Pippa (yellow), Barry M Grapefruit (pink), OPI Pros & Bronze (glitter)

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

31DC2016 – Beach Themed Gradient | Nails

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I combined a couple of different prompts and created a twilight beach themed gradient. I generally opt for two color gradients but tried my hand at three. My nails are too short to evenly display all three colors but I think the asymmetry adds to the twilight effect nicely.

 

gradientGradient (from tip to cuticle): China Glaze In the Lime-light, Pop Beauty Pacific Hoot, American Apparel Neon Purple

Details: black acrylic paint

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

31DC2016 – Neon Dry Brush | Nails

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You’ve probably noticed the lack of traditional rainbows on my nails. I have nothing against the original spectrum of colors. I just don’t think true R-O-Y-G-B-I-V go together particularly well.

 

rainbow3So, whenever there are rainbow prompts, I just choose another set of multi-colors. And what do I love more than neon?? Nothing!

I hope you like this super simple nail art look! I certainly do!

 

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rainbow2BaseFormula X Nails White Matter

DetailsChina Glaze UV Meant to Be (yellow), Color Club Wham! Pow! (orange), Warhol (bright pink), American Apparel Neon Purple (purple)

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

Check out the other rainbow looks below!

31DC2016 -Metallic Watermarble | Nails

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Once I get bitten by the watermarble bug I cannot help but do them over and over. For the sake of the 31-Day challenge I will consciously try not to do the same nail technique twice in a row but sometimes I just gotta give!

I cannot decide on this look. The marble came out well but the metallics are so different. The final look is absurd but cohesive.

I hope you like it!

 

metallicBaseChanel Peridot

MarbleColor Club On the Rocks, Wet n Wild Burgundy Frost, Zoya Goldie, Pipe Dream Polish Clearwater

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

Check out the other metallic beauties below!

31DC2016 – Black and White Watermarble | Nails

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I love a strong, simple black and white watermarble! It always looks classic without being overbearing. There is something to be said about these two strong opposite colors working so well together.

 

bwBaseSinfulColors Whiteboard

MarbleWet n Wild Black Creme, Pipe Dream Polish Clearwater

Matte Glitter: Milani Sprinkles (no longer available)

 

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

 

Don’t forget to check out the other B&W manicures below!