April 23, 2017

Hello lovelies!
Do you know what today is? Besides being a US holiday aka I don’t have classes and yup….But it marks the start of the 31 Day Challenge! I know this challenge isn’t specific to September but Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails has almost, kind of turned September into the “official” 31DC month so I decided to join in! I wanted to try this challenge last year when I first started blogging but was too intimidated and even though I’ve completed two 31 day challenges this year, I’m still nervous haha. 
But let’s get onto the nails!
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You guys can expect to see a lot of patterns this month (:

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Here’s what I used:

Today’s nails were inspired by this pattern, which I guess is really wrapping paper. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of looking at wrapping paper for nail inspiration…I mean that’s a lot of cool patterns! *insert lightbulb* 😀
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These nails started with two coats of Julep’s Kennedy and a layer of HK Girl. Then using red acrylic paint and my small detail brush, I painted on the leaves and branches. The design was sealed in with another layer of HK Girl.

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I’m really happy with how these nails turned out and that my photos are looking better! This challenge couldn’t have come at a more perfect time…I mean minus the whole school thing but…I’ve got my motivation back to do nail art and am actually ahead on posts now! 
Make sure to check out the hashtag #31DC2014 to see other bloggers’ posts. I also “heard” that another blogger (More Nail Polish) set up inLinkz for the entire month, so check the photos down below too! Thanks for reading guys!
-Marisa! (:


  • Lothwen Akira

    SUPER PRETTY!

  • Brethil Ebontree

    Lovely pattern recreation again hun! I decided to do the other 31DC because I barely made the OMD2 challenge in July *winks*

  • Wrapping papers are a fantastic source of inspiration!!! I love the Fall-ish feeling of this mani, and that Julep is really pretty.

  • Oh man, I'm so ready for Fall haha! You've got this, we'll both rock the socks off of the 31DC! (:

  • Aww there's still time to jump in! And thank you so much, that's so nice of you to say<3

  • 1 – YEAH! We got this! 2 – Thank you! 3 – That's a great idea haha! 😀

  • Thank you so much!

  • Thanks!

  • This is beautiful, really makes me look forward to fall like crazy!!! I'm also glad another blogger is participating in this challenge because I'm nervous about the rest of the month!!

  • I am gutted I didn't know this was challenge coming up sooner! I think your design is definitely one of my favourites for today and is just a lovely mani in general!

  • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

    1 – WOOHOOO 31 Day Challenge, here we come! 2 – This print is so pretty! 3 – I hope you do your triangly blog background for one of the days!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    Great job! I can't wait to see what you do with the rest!

  • I love the color combination!

  • Aww that is so sweet of you! That made my day, thank you! (:

  • Haha you would think by now that I would be! It's all about planning and working ahead which I didn't do this time around, oops….I bet you can do it! 😀

  • Thank you!! The base polish is such an odd color but it worked perfectly here (:

  • Thank you!! Glad to see you back (:

  • Thank you!! I've done 31 day challenges in the past but this one is so hyped up that it makes me nervous haha.

  • Thank you!

  • Haha aww thanks! It just takes practice!

  • Thanks!

  • Haha thanks Lisa!

  • Thank you!! (:

  • So pretty! Your freehand always looks beautiful, I always mistake it for a stamp!

  • Sounds like you're a pro at 31 day challenges! 😉 I'm participating too, I hope I can keep up! I think this is a great design.

  • Great design! I love the contrast between the yellowish neutral and the pop of red 🙂

  • Oh this is really lovely! I like how it isn't too in your face but it's not really neutral either. 🙂

  • Such amazing freehand! I am way too intimidated for the challenge, I always admire the ladies who undertake it though. Good luck!

  • Very pretty

  • These are beautiful! I stuck at free hand. 🙂

  • Lovely this design!

  • Pretty design 🙂