So, the final prompt was "recreate a manicure you love." This is the only prompt of the challenge that I've had planned the whole time. For my manicure, I recreated Mr. Candiipants' koi fish nail design. You can check out a tutorial for this design here.
Seriously, since the moment I first saw these nails I have wanted to recreate them. I was glad to have the chance to work this into the 31DC.
For the base, I used China Glaze For Audrey. The body of the fish was done with OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Black Onyx, and theBalm Orange You Glad You're Not Blue?. The silver bubbles were done with Wet N Wild Silvivor.
The little chubby fishies are just too cute to resist.
Thanks for creating this awesome design, Candice!
Last year's nails for this prompt can be found here. If you'd like to try the challenge yourself, you can find the prompts here.
Check out my 31 Day Challenge 2012 Pinterest board to see all of my challenge manicures together! You can also look at my 2011 31 Day Challenge set on its own Pinterest board, too.