Wednesday, November 23, 2011

31 Day Nail Polish Challenge: Day 14, Take Two

Finally, I'm back to feeling (somewhat) normal again, so today, I bring you flowers!

And, I even managed to get a decent daylight picture for the first time in almost a week. I know, I'm awesome. For this one, I wanted to revisit a mani that I used to do all the time when I was at school - our Secondary (High) school was strict on jewellery and piercings, but surprisingly lax on nail polish. The little flower mani was my favourite one to do, and I hadn't done it in years. For this, I picked three polishes: A base coat of Sally Hanson Complete Manicure in 'Midnight in NY', Essence 'Shiny Godness' and L.A. Colors 'Electrified' (which has fast become my favourite pink since receiving it in a swap with the lovely Esther last week, thank you!). For dotting, I couldn't find my dotting tool so I used an ordinary hair pin, just stretch it out.  Here's a bottle pic:

I used two coats of the Sally Hansen, waited patiently for it to dry (read: ran around the kitchen flapping my hands because I couldn't find my Insta-Dri, sang along to the radio, joined in with some enthusiastic Adele-esque hand movements, ruined three fingers, restarted, and then sat like a bold child and watched some of an America's Next Top Model repeat until they were dry). When they were finally dry, I used my home-made dotter to dot on 3 drops of pink onto each nail, and then 5 drops of gold. Here's the finished look:

And a closer look:

And finally, the inside/outside comparison:

You can really see the sparkle in the Sally Hansen polish in the outside shot - I love it, and their brushes are FANTASTIC. I wish every polish had brushes like Sally - the world would be a better place, I tells ya. This combo reminded me of that oriental phase that everyone seemed to go through in the late 90s/early 2000s - it reminds me of a kimono nightgown that my sister used to have.

Like it? Hate it? I haven't a clue what I'm going to do for the 'delicate' challenge tomorrow, but I'll come up with something.

Thanks for reading, and if you haven't entered my O.P.I GIVEAWAY, then what are you waiting for? Everyone who enters is in with up to three chances to win a full-sized bottle of Rainbow Connection from the recent Muppets collection. I know, I'm too good to ye.

S xxx

P.S: Thanks a million for all your good wishes, much appreciated xxx


  1. this is lovely!!! Well done for sticking with this challenge Hun! you are offering up some inspiring looks!

  2. I love this, I just wish I had the coordination to master anything other than painting my nails. Although my stupid shaky hands mean that even that looks a mess most of the time.

    I love the Sally Hansen Complete Manicure polishes too, the brush is amazeballs.

  3. @GWTSE - Thank you! I'm determined to finish it, if it takes me until next year I'll get to the end!!
    @Cornflake - I don't have a steady hand at all, I always need books of various sizes stacked around both hands when I'm painting my nails! I'm in love with the Sally brushes, I wish every other brand would follow suit!

    S xx

  4. Those flowers are deadly! I love the colour combination:) x


Talk at me!