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Day 31 Honour nails you love…

Look at that, I made it! No one is more surprised than me that I actually managed to do this challenge, I hope that everyone has kept up as well. Today’s nails are inspired by these from Eeeek! Nail polish! I love these nails, they are so cute! Gemma and I both used OPI “My Boyfriend Scales Walls” and stamping plate BM-13. I used Revlon Red as I don’t have the same bright Essie red that she used.

ladybird eek nailpolish

I’m glad I did this challenge, it has taught me many things. Not to fluff around so much with nail art…just do it! That it doesn’t have to take hours and like anything the more you do it, the quicker,better and more efficient you get. I’ve learnt how to use my camera better, to set the white balance and get a feel for what some of the settings do. I also learnt how to use gimp better and about gel polish. So I would recommend this challenge to anyone wanting to become better at nail art and to do it at the pace its set, or at least as quick as you can. Even better if before it starts you can have a few days manis up your sleeve!

An InLinkz Link-up

 

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Chrome Binary…

I have a new love….OPI “Push and Shove”! It’s just amazing, all the swatches you’ve seen, they don’t lie! It’s is the most chromeyest (yes that’s a word!) polish ever!!!! Kathy from More Nail Polish has done a very thorough review, in which she compares it to Layla chrome, top coats it and stamps with it. So please check out her swatches. I have used it today to recreate a look I was never happy with….my technology post.

Chrome Binary 2

I have stamped over the top with BM-415 creating exactly the look which I had in mind. I have always wanted nails that looked like they had been chrome plated, so you can see my excitement at this polish. I agree with Kathy it is hard to apply or so you think, but once it is dry (which is very quickly) it all levels out to the most beautiful shine. When I was experimenting, I did apply top coat to some of the nails later and I could see no noticeable difference to the finish.

Chrome Binary

I also learnt about stamping…..I’ve been doing it wrong! I usually just press lightly down on the image, but with this stamp the middle was not picking up properly. I tried for hours and then I remember seeing a tutorial where the stamper is rolled across the plate. It took me awhile to get the hang off, but when I did, each time the binary code was picked up perfectly! Also check out Copycat Claws post, where she uses “Push and Shove” to create a broken mirror effect….. amazing! I think this polish should be named “Rise and Shine” though.

 

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