31 Day Challenge - Day 3 - Yellow Nails - Emoticons!

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Hello again Polished World!  I hope everyone is doing fantabulous!!  Today I bring you day 3 of the 31 Days of Inspired Nail Art Challenge.  Are you enjoying seeing mine, as well as the other ladies, posts as much as I am?  Day 3's theme is "yellow" which I'm really not too fond of.  I rarely paint my nails a plain base of yellow due to the fact it ALWAYS stains my nails in the end.

I had a bit of trouble coming up with an idea for this day as well.  I went out and purchased a lighter yellow polish (Sinful Colors Unicorn) and was planning on doing some form of a variegated lemon looking nail art.  After coming up with no plausible way of doing so, I began asking everyone else what I should do.  To be honest, at this point I can only remember what one little boy told me, and that was "lions! Lions are yellow!"  While he was right, I feel I couldn't have dedicated enough yellow to the idea to keep it in line with the yellow theme....so instead, I opted for Emoticons!!!!

Here's how they came out.  The first four pictures are of my left hand, then we get to see my right hand which I painted totally different faces on.  Last but not least, thanks to the help of my lovely father, we have the picture of both my hands together!

Colors Used:
  • Base:
    • Julep - Daisy
    • Sinful Colors - Let's Meet
  • Emoticon Faces
    • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
    • Sinful Colors - Sugar Sugar
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Sally Hansen - Blue Me Away
Look at all them cute little faces!!!

To being, I painted on two coats of Julep Daisy.  I received this polish for free from Julep awhile back, and I am happy I didn't pay for it because to me, it is the most awful yellow color ever.  It dries so mustardy on the nail...blech.  To make the color not so awful, I painted on two coats of Sinful Colors Let's Meet.  This brightened up the color and added a nice little shimmer, which made my nails bearable.

With a toothpick, I began drawing all different emoticon faces.  I first Googled Emoticons and copied the little guys that must  be on an iPhone or some form of smart phone.  I still have a basic phone and use the simple :) when I want to show I'm happy.  The thumb on my right hand I copied from a manicure I found which now for the life of me I can't find again....hate when that happens.  To whoever did it, thank you, I love you, it was so cute and my favorite nail.  To get the blushing cheeks on my angry and super happy nails, I sponged on some Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar with a make up sponge.

The little boy who told me to do lions was in love with these nails.  He sat and pointed at each one in pure excitement going "That one's happy...aww look he's angry!"  It was beyond adorable.  I received many compliments too from customers at work.  I'm so blessed to have jobs which allow me to paint my nails this crazy and wear them to work!

So, what do you think?  Something you would attempt??  Any faces I missed??  I know I missed the :P face but for the life of me I could not get the tongue looking right.  Oh well.

As a reminder, this is the challenge!!! Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies posts as well!

See you all on Day 4! <3

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  1. These are adorable! Your little faces are so cute, I especially like your thumbs, heart eyes, and angry red face. Your yellow nails definitely beat mine!

    1. thank you so much! the thumbs were my favorite, especially the lil nerdy guy with the teeth lol

    2. Yeah, I liked him! Don't forget to put in your Inlinkz code for today's post so you show up in our blogs! I emailed all of the corrected code links earlier today. :)

    3. I just opened up that email and was going to edit it now!!!! :)

  2. So cute! Very joe boxer :)

    1. ahhh yes they are! didn't even think of that! thank you!

  3. These are hilarious and adorable!! And I love that that little kid loved the faces and was like identifying them. Haha. Another great mani from Alaina!! :)

  4. I absolutely love it! So cute and fun!

  5. That looks sooo good!
    Awesome challenge by the way! I bet you are enjoying creating so many designs in such a short period. ;)

    I think I'd take your challenge as an inspiration for my nail art blog one week.. or month lol do you mind?

    1. I am! I could not imagine doing this daily though, I think i'd go insane. I love painting my nails, but i'm not that dedicated! hahaha I don't mind at all! go for it! I'm going to tweet you about this too since I just found this comment and I doubt you'll see my response so late! lol


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