31 Day Challenge - Day 7 - Rainbow Nails - Converse Nail Art!

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Day 7 of the 31 Inspired Days of Nail Art  Challenge...and that means, it's rainbow day!!!!  I am almost 100% positive that I am the only one who did not do the typical rainbow manicure for this challenge day.  Reason being, rainbow manicures are a pain in the booty.  I did one rainbow manicure back for St. Patrick's Day and it took way too long and I vowed to never free hand a rainbow again.

I was going to do a rainbow gradient, but my nails weren't long enough to fit a whole rainbow onto a sponge then onto the nail.  Then, I was going to rainbow skittles, but I figured that would be boring.  This was the manicure where I really wish I owned a stamper set because rainbow skittles + stamps = awesomeness.

So free hand nail art it was.  The two ideas I decided upon were stained glass or Converse sneakers.  When I took to Twitter, of course I had a tie, which resulted in me just closing my eyes and picking a manicure.  The winner, skittle converse!  Not your typical rainbow, but hey, it's full of color, so why not!?  I'd like to thank the amazing Ryan from Naild in the South for helping me pick out my colors and selecting what finger to put what color on.

Let's take a look at my not-so-typical rainbow manicure!







Colors Used:

  • China Glaze - I'm With the Lifeguard
  • China Glaze - Hang Ten Toes
  • China Glaze - Splish, Splash
  • China Glaze - Sun Kissed
  • Funky Fingers - Riot!
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
I attempted these nails last year before I was a blogger.  The only picture I have to show of them is going to be posted below this, and I was very hesitant in doing so.  I photographed them with my crudtastic webcam and posted them to Facebook for all my friends to see.  Of course, they were a hit despite how awful they were.  Looking back on them now, I can't believe I posted them, but it's really amazing to see how far I have come!  These original ones were done all with tooth picks.  As you can see I also wasn't one to clean my edges either. 


Ahhhh look at my nubs!!! Such small nails I had, but I was able to fit on the lil sneakers!  Remembering that night and painting my current ones on was seriously night and day.  Oh, how I love my new nail art brushes!  Seriously, the nails were SOOOO much easier to do with the paint brushes instead of using tooth picks.

To begin, I painted on my base colors.  From there, with one of my paint brushes, I painted on the white toes of the Converse.  Then, with my dotting tool, I added 6 dots to represent the lace holes with Snow Me White.  When that was dried, with my smallest paint brush, I added the laces.  Finally, with Black on Black, I painted on the black lines on the toes, and then with my only tooth pick of the night, added black dots to the lace holes.

Seriously, if you want to do nail art and are accustomed to using tooth picks like I was, you need to run out to the store now and purchase some paint brushes.  I just went to Michaels and grabbed some that reminded me of stripers.  They have made my life SO much easier!

Have you ever done Converse nails?  If so, I must see!!!!!  Do you like my take on the rainbow day?  Do you think I should have stuck to your typical rainbow manicure?

As a reminder, here is the 31 Day Challenge...do not forget to check out the other lovely ladies participating!!!!


See you all on Day 8! <3


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19 comments

  1. You definately improved by tenfolds. These are very beautiful with crisp lines. I did converse nail art for my cousin and I told myself next time I do them again, I would spice it up with some patterns!

    Samantha
    Nail Art Couture
    I do a lot of fashion inspired nail art, I would love if you drop by :D

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    1. Thank you so much!!!! I like the idea of spicing it up with patterns! I may have to try that next!!! And totally am following your blog now!!! love how you get your inspiration from clothing!!!!

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  2. Yay, these are too cute!! I love the colors!!

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  3. These are adorable! And I love my chucks so props to you for pulling them off on your nails. <3 and OMG how brave were you posting to facebook! lol I remember posting my nails to my private fb before I started my blog too. Oh, memories. :)

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    1. I own so many Chucks and i loveee them. I look back at my old album on facebook and just shake my head sometimes and wonder why i thought to post some of the things! hahah

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  4. Ugh Ugh UGH these are so freakin cute!!!! I want to eat them. No... wear them. No, eat.

    I love how crisp you were able to get the lines - I need to get me some brushes!

    "I vowed to never free hand a rainbow again." LOL

    Also, out of curiosity.... what exactly goes into deciding what color for which finger?

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    1. You want to eat sneakers...are you a goat?? hehe jk! Yes you do have to get brushes! I love mine so much!!! and yes never again with the rainbows!

      It takes awhile for me to figure out what nail should get what color. If i dont like how they are lined up on my hand then my whole manicure is crud in my eyes...so I have to like the layout lol

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    2. How dare you ask Ave if she's a goat?!? Jk. That was just too funny. I had to say something.

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  5. I love that you posted your "before" photos! That is still better than I could hope to do anything free handed! I love your version of the rainbow!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I vote you try them, they really are not that difficult at all!!!

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  6. Oh my god how stinkin cute are these!!

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  7. These are so cute!! No wonder they're so hot on Beautylish! I love them and how "you" are these?! It's awesome. I love how you showed your original attempt from back in the day. I should do this with my very first post of nails. Gosh they were a mess!

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    1. I still get notifications daily in my email from comments being left on it on Beautylish. I think it's up to 300 likes! hahaha You should do that with your original manicure!!!! Come on, i was brave enough to do it, you should be too!!!

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  8. Absolutely adore these, have wanted to try them for a while. Love love love!

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    1. Try them!!!!!!! and let me see them when you do!!!! <3

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  9. These are amazing! I am going to have to show my best friend, she loves converse! You did such an amazing job! I just love the colors you used! The challenge is really looking awesome so far!

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!! And thank you!!! It's nice being paced out every three days, less stress and it's allowing me to be more creative!!!!

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