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Friday, September 21, 2012

31DC2012: Day 21, Inspired by a Color

Inspired by a color is kind of a tricky prompt. Like, cmon, what does that even really mean? Last year I took it to mean "be inspired by the name of a polish color" and I stuck with that same interpretation this year.

I was inspired by the color Kalahari Kiss by China Glaze.

Does this design look familiar to you guys? If you've been following me for a while, it might remind you of my Valentine's Day kiss print manicure. I just changed the colors up a bit to make them more seasonally appropriate. I also used a nail art brush this time instead of a dotting tool, which was infinitely easier and allowed me to make the kisses smaller. I'm not sure why I didn't just use a brush last time...

The base here is obviously China Glaze Kalahari Kiss. The kisses were freehanded on using OPI Schnapps Out of It, Zoya Cola, theBalm Orange You Glad You're Not Blue, China Glaze Desert Sun, and Sally Hansen Insta Dri Rapid Red.

I think these colors look so Thanksgiving-y together. Like fall leaves instead of kisses. :)

I've said it before and I'll probably say it a million times more -- I love full nail patterns. I think they just look so graphic and beautiful!

You can see last year's inspired by a color manicure here, and check out the challenge prompts here.


  1. Kalahari Kiss is one of my current faves- I have a slight obsession with lip and kiss prints so this is awesome!

  2. I am so in love with this design, especially with the "fall" colors! I might have to try this! :)

  3. Whoa, this is totally awesome. I love it! It's super cute.

  4. OMG! Freehanded? You have amazing patience I must say

  5. This is SO CUTE. I'm dying to get my hands on Kalahari Kiss. I have such a love affair with full nail patterns too! I don't do them often but every time I do I wonder why I don't do them more.

  6. So gorgeous! I love full nail patterns too, but they always seem to go wrong with a stamping kit, so maybe a nail brush is the way forward for me! x

  7. Love this! Wish I had the patience/skill for it:-)

  8. omg omg omg i love this! it is AMAZING! it is so adorable and i absolutely LOVE the fall colors!

  9. Wow, that must have taken forever, but it was definitely worth it. It looks great!

  10. Aaaaah this is fab! I've been wanting to try out a kiss/lip print for ages, they look so cute :D

    Aysh xox

  11. Awesome color and pattern as always, perfection!

  12. You are SO amazingly talented!! What an awesome mani :) *LOVE*!!!


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