Day 15 of the 30 Day Challenge: Floral Print

I only took a couple pics of this one on my phone and it was after I'd been wearing it a day or two so I apologize for the less than awesome photography this time around. This one was really simple. I think this print is really bohemian-ish. My hippie hubby loved this one. Hehe.

Base: I can't remember. One of my thousands of nudes.
Design: m64 stamped with Revlon TopSpeed "Espresso"

Day 14 of the 30 Day Mani Challenge: Animal Print

Okay, since I really don't like animal prints on anything other than animals and I don't like to wear bright colors, I decided to use all my brightest nail polishes and stamp all of the animal print patterns at once. Why not, right?

I actually really liked the final result. It took me FOREVER and it was tedious but when I was finished I was rather surprised on how much I actually liked it. I even wore it for a few days (most of my manicures are lucky to make it a full 36 hours before I get the itch to do the next one).

 Left Hand, Indoors w/flash
 Right hand, Indoors w/flash

Outdoors just before sunset, no flash
To Get This Look: I've numbered each nail on the above photo so I can list the base polish, polish I used to stamp with, and image plate (in that order) for each nail.
  1. SH Insta-Dri "Lightening" (base), Wet N Wild "Black Creme" (stamp), m61 (image plate)
  2. SH Insta-Dri "Lickety-Split Lime", Revlon TopSpeed "Grape", m78
  3. Maybelline ExpressFinish "Go Go Grape", Revlon TopSpeed "Electric", BM221
  4. Wet N Wild "Sunny Side Up", SH Insta-Dri "Brisk Blue", BM211
  5. Maybelline ExpressFinish "Timely Turquoise", Konad Light Pink Special Polish, BM223
  6. SH XpressFinish "Twisted Pink", Wet N Wild "Black Creme",  SH25
  7. Sidenote: I decided that animal footprints technically fall under the "animal print" category heh heh. Maybelline ExpressFinish "Go Go Green", Revlon TopSpeed "Espresso", SH08
  8. Sinful "Pull Over", SH Insta-Dru "Rapid Red", m78
  9. SH XtremeWear "Blue Me Away", SH Insta-Dri "Whirlwind White", BM211
  10. SH XtremeWear "Caribbean Coral", Revlon TopSpeed "Electric", BM223

There ya go. Lot's of time for something I thought I'd hate but ended up liking. I hope the other challenge I'm dreading turns out so good (I'm scared of water-marbling...).

Day 13 of the 30 Day Mani Challenge: Stripes

For the Stripes challenge (challenge details here), I first did [attempted] some freehand crazy color stuff that turned out to clash so bad, it seriously hurt to look at my nails so I decided to go with simple stamped B&W stripes, a mani I've been wanting to try anyway.

 Indoors w/flash
Outdoors in the shade

Base: Sinful "basecoat" (1 coat), Sinful "Snow Me White" (2 coats), SV Fast Dry Top Coat* (1 coat)
Design: Shany plate SH23 stamped with Wet N Wild "Black Creme" and topped off with 2 coats of SV

Simple yet effective. :p

*From here on, my future entries will refer to Seche Vite's Fast Dry Top Coat simply as "SV" since I use SV ALOT and I'm a lazy typer.