31 Day Challenge - Day 20 - Delicate Print

11:00:00 AM

Welcome to Day 20, Delicate Print day, and one of the pre-swatched posts from before I gave up on the challenge.  I'm pretty sure that this is my least favorite day of the whole challenge, as well we all could see all of them shortly became.  Why?  Well, because I had no stinking clue what a delicate print was.  Everything that I was finding online was either done by stamps, or used light pastel colors which are more appropriate for spring.  I was dying to have darker colors for this manicure.

After getting dozens of great ideas, I took to Pinterest and started searching.  I found a really pretty navy blue manicure with white outlined hearts.  I decided that was going to be my delicate print, until it quickly turned into a disasticure.  I re-did the one nail and began thinking again.  While searching the blogs, I came across another design by Nicole at Young, Wild, and Polished.  It was the design she used for her blue day during the 31 day challenge: a dark blue mani with pretty dotted flower french tips.  I thought it was pretty delicate, so I decided I was going to practice my dotting skills some more and copy another one of her manicures.

After dotting on one flower though, my mind started working, and I came up with something a little different. Let's take a look-see. Yay for me not flooding my cuticles! haha





Working through trying to take indoor shots since it really hasn't been sunny all the time.  Over the next few weeks I'm probably going to have less photos unless it's sunny out.  Including one in this post to see what you guys think or if you have any tips or pointers about taking inside pics.


Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Precious Metal
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - Bali Mist
Pretty and delicate, right?  After putting on the one flower, realizing it was too big and it would be hard to do others on my lil nubbins, I started painting random designs.  Instead of doing it on all the nails, I french tipped the rest of the nails with a little swirlish henna design.  It kind of came together perfectly.

For the base, I used one of my new favorite polishes, Sinful Colors Precious Metal.  I purchased this polish during the last Walgreens Sinful Colors .99 cent sale.  I really wasn't sure when or if I'd use it, but for .99 cents I couldn't say no and I'm a sucker for blue polishes.  This polish is so pretty, and really one of the reasons I love Sinful Colors.  They're never the same, always unique, and a perfect bargain   This polish is a gorgeous dark blue polish, with numerous glittery flecks to give it a metallic sheen.  With three coats, I had full coverage as it's a tad sheer.  It's just so pretty, and I can't wait to use this polish again throughout the winter.  A total surprise for .99 cents.  Ahhh I can't stop looking at it!!

After looking at Nicole's post again, I think it might be safe to say it's a close dupe of the Maybelline polish she used in her post.  I may have to snag a bottle and do a comparison   It might be difficult for me to do though as everything I do needs to have nail art lol.

In the end, I love how this manicure turned out.  Love the white on the blue, the pink Bali Mist as the center of the flower, and the delicate henna design on the other nails.  What do you think?  Does it pass the delicate print challenge?

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6 comments

  1. Pretty pretty!! Love the flowers you did they're perfect!! :)

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    1. thank you!!! I'm getting better at them, but I don't think I'm going to be as good as Young, Wild, and Polished. Nicole is amazing at dotted flowers! lol

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  2. What do you think is wrong with the indoor shots? They look just as nice as your outside ones! The only thing I would say is the indoor shot in this post, your nails could be more centered in the photo, but that's it! Looks really good! I've been trying to not flood my cuticles as well and you did a great job!!!

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    1. Thank you!! I feel like the indoor shots are too dark...or too blurry? I think I need to just practice more or get a light box. It's hard not to flood the cuticles, so i'm super impressed haha thank you!!!!

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    2. They definitely don't look dark or blurry! And i'm really not just saying that! I know a lot of people use light boxes when they have to take pictures inside. Being a college student myself, I think they would take up too much space in my already small dorm, but you could look into making one?

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    3. yeah, I definitely am looking into it!! I probably could throw it in my closet when not using it. I took some pictures today with the flash on and for my current mani, they came out perfect. SOmetimes the flash destroys it. It's a science figuring out these things! Thank you!

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