Friday, August 31, 2012

The 31 Day Challenge 2012

Dearest readers,

You may recall that a year ago, I participated in and successfully completed the 31 Day Challenge. I started it very shortly after I began doing nail art, and it really helped me develop my skills and push myself. Back then, I started it on September 1st, 2011. Now, to celebrate the one year anniversary of the last time I did it... I'm gonna do it again! Starting tomorrow, September 1st, 2012.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the 31 Day Challenge, it is a grueling fun challenge where you do nail art based on different themes for 31 days. Some people choose to spread it out over a longer period of time, but I like to try to do it consecutively.

Yes, posting nail art daily for 31 days is challenging, and it will be made even harder by the fact that I will be attempting to do it while still keeping up with my other blog commitments! Hope you're ready for some double posting! But this is something that I feel strongly about doing, and I'm excited. :)

If anyone would like to join in, there are a lot of us participating this time around. (Rachel from Polished Criminails has even organized Inlinkz collections for each day, for anyone interested.) Day 01, red nails, will be posted tomorrow. At the end of this post are some images with the challenge prompts. Feel free to grab and use one if you'd like! I've also included the original 31DC image for anyone interested in that. The only difference between the two versions is day 31.

Get ready for more Chalkboard Nails than you've ever seen before!

Love,
Sarah






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  1. Seems like tons of us are going for the challenge - I've seen just about every version possible of it on blogs from across the world.

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  2. seems like I'll have to give it a whirl :)

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  3. Looking forward to it! I'm currently doing it with a bunch of other bloggers but we're posting every 3 days. With schoolwork and everything there is absolutely no way in the world I could post every day :P

    Good luck! I'm sure we won't mind some double posting but don't burn yourself out either.

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  4. Yay! I love the new 31-day challenge images. My sister and I have been talking about doing this for a while now, I want to do it soon! I'd love to do it with you guys but I just don't know if I can keep up with it every single day... when I do it it will probably be spread out over a couple months :)

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  5. Thank you for posting this! I've been thinking of doing one of these challenges but lack the foresight to come up with daily stuff on my own LOL :D

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    1. Ditto! October is my plan this time around as well (seeing as I just finished the last one this spring. ;) )

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  7. I've been so bad about posting this year, maybe I'll do the challenge. There are a few things I wouldn't normally do. Red nails, animal prints... :-D

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  8. I think I might try this! A couple of these will be big challenges for me (water marbling, animal print, stripes....). But I'll try!

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  9. I'd love to try this but i dont think i'd be able to do it everyday x

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  10. I cannot wait to see what you come up with this time around! I keep debating doing the challenge again, but my bf would loose it if I spent even more time with the blog than I already do. I might spread it out again :D

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  11. Yes, I think I'm going to have to try this. I've seen the 31 day challenge posted on others blogs and I can't wait to see what you create. It's going to be awesome especially when you get to the patterns!

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  12. Want to participade.....but I don't have à blog :-(

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    1. Joyce, you can still add your photos to the Inlinkz that others will be doing! All you need is a free photo host like Flickr or Picasa or Photobucket. Click on the "Inlinkz collections" link in the post for more info.

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  13. Ahhh I was contemplating doing this challenge soon, but September is such a busy month for me, I'd never be able to post every day ! Maybe November, after I'm settled at uni ! FIngers crossed !

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  14. Yay, good luck to you and everyone else joining in! I'd love to do it but agree that it sounds like a lot of hard work. Can't wait to see what you all come up with though :)

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  15. I REALLY REALLY want to do this, but the more I think about it the more reason I come up with not to. I just finished a pretty big challenge this month by making a video every single day and plus my blog isn't a nail blog so I'm not sure it would be appropriate. D:

    However the more I tell myself it's a horrible idea, the more I want to do it. So I guess it's decided. I'm doing this. :)

    Great job on the images btw.

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  16. I started this one! Been on 'day 1: red' for a week now... Good thing I don't blog, lol!

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    1. I wish I had time for this!! It's an all or nothing commitment for participation right? I could probably get 3 a week.

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    2. You can participate however you want! :)

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  18. wooo good luck! cant wait to see all 31 manicures! you should post a photo of your original look from the challenge last year east day too to compare from a year ago til now :)

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  19. oi Sarah!
    as vezes eu tenho vontade de fazer esse desafio, mas como você mesma disse, no meio ele se torna cansativo :/
    quem sabe um dia eu dou uma chance pra ele :D
    saiba que estarei entrando no blog pra acompanhar seu desafio!
    Beijos ♥

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  20. I'll also starting to 31 Day Challenge tomorrow. Thanks for awesome images:)

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  21. I can't wait to see what you'll come up with!! I had created a blog but didn't really do anything with it.. Maybe this'll be an extremely challenging but awesome way to start :) (sucks i got burnt right above my little canvases just recently though :/) Good luck! ♥

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  22. Since my Blog ist only a couple of weeks old, this will be my first Challenge! I'm super excited about it and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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  23. Ack! LOL I've been doing this exact challenge and I'm up to day 18... can I still join in and add my earlier manis to the list, until you all catch up to me (I'm only doing one every three days-ish)?

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    1. Kat, I'm sure that would be fine! I will not be doing the Inlinkz collections myself but you could try asking on the FB post about the collections (the "organized Inlinkz collections" link in the post)

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  24. You can count on me to be and avid 31 day challenge observer. Yay me!. Can't wait to see what u come up with!

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  25. This sounds like fun! I need something like this to get me blogging more on a regular basis. Don't think I can do it every day, maybe every other day.. or 2.. Look forward to seeing your manis!!

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  26. i'm totally doing this one :) woop whoop phophelias nail addictions

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  27. I just started my Nail Blog yesterday, so this challenge is the PERFECT way to get into blogging AND learning new techniques!
    http://princessaprillovespolish.blogspot.com

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  28. I went crazy on instagram looking for when you posted this! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I'm finally going to attempt this challenge. I used one the challenge pictures from your post and I linked your blog because I wasn't sure who owned it and I didn't want that nail police called on me..hehehe
    -Megan

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  29. I want to do this! but it wont be until october! haven't done my nails in months eek!

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  30. might do it again when i have more time!

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  31. Just looked through what you've done so far, SO amazing. I really think it's the best set of "challenege" manis I have seen yet and I wish I could be half as talented, 90% os patient!
    The glitter armor is a must do for me now, though. I am not good with legit nail art but if I have a spare 5 hours I could probably do that and watch Supernatural re-runs :) gorgeous!

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  32. I just started my page, Phun Nail Art, and I think taking the challenge would be the perfect way to start out. I just want to say thank you in advance for being such an insperation to me.

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