31DC2013 Day 31: Honor Nails You Love (Nailside's Abstract 80s)
It's the final day of the challenge and the prompt is "honor nails you love." This is a way of paying it forward to the nail art community and giving props to someone's awesome creativity! I chose to do a manicure inspired by Nailside's Abstract 80s design.
Nailside is the queen of tape manicures, and I hope I did her work justice with this! There are two taped elements here: the right angles in the pink pieces and the blue triangle over the top.
The lighter pinky purple shade is Misa Ripe Raspberry. I applied two coats and let it dry completely before taping off right angles with stationary tape. I then applied one coat of Misa Lovely Lychee.
After letting THAT part dry, I taped off triangles and painted one thin coat of Color Club Chelsea Girl. This bright blue shade has a kind of jellylike consistency which is important in this look! You need it to be that way so that it looks different when it is layered over the each of the two different base colors.
I do miss Nailside's posts, she has been on hiatus since April! She is so precise and her work is always so on point.
Can you believe that the 31 Day Challenge is already over? It seemed to go so fast this year! Of course, it was as stressful as always, but I'm so proud of the work I was able to do.
I'm also so proud of those of you that participated this year! It's never easy to complete the challenge and you all owe yourselves a cupcake. Or two. Or ten. OR THIRTY ONE!
Look out for my roundup post tomorrow where you can sound off on your favorite looks!