31 Day Challenge - Day 6 - Violet Nails - Grape Nail Art

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Well hello there!  Today is Day 6 of the 31 Inspired Days of Nail Art Challenge.  Day 6's theme is centered around the color "violet" which for me was great since purple is by far my favorite color.  You wouldn't know this by looking at my polish stash since purple seems to be heavily lacking.  How many lavenders and dark purples could someone really own though?  Wait, what am I saying...you can own millions. lol

My stash isn't horrible though, I do have about 7 purple polishes.  I was debating on using all of them and doing some form of gradient or tape manicure, but I was bored by the idea.  I wanted nail art...something fancy, something hardcore, which I haven't really sat down and done in a while.  So I got to thinking...what is purple?  Answer....GRAPES!

I knew immediately what I wanted to do.  I quickly Googled the world "Grape Vines," found a picture for inspiration, and got to work.  Here's the finished product....

Colors Used:
  • Base
    • Revlon - Charming
  • Grapes
    • Sinful Colors - Fig
    • Sinful Colors - Amethyst 
  • Vines
    • Revlon - Sassy
    • Sinful Colors - HD Nails
    • Sinful Colors - Nirvana
The image that I found on Google was (which had no author and was a dead website when I clicked to source it)

I liked how this picture showed the vines and how it truly "wraps" around the main branch of the plant.  When I started painting, I outlined with my brush the brown branch.  This extended on all the nails in a curvy way since this, and other pictures of grapes I found were not perfectly straight.  From there, with my thinnest paint brush and Revlon Sassy, I painted on the vine circling the branch with a few leaves off of each one.  I then painted some lil curly vines or random lines to fill in the blank spaces.  With the same brush, I added some detail with HD Nails.

For the grapes, I attempted to do my marbling dotting technique.  This is where you drip more than one color onto a paper plate, then with the dotting tool you dab it into both polishes.  The colors stick to the tool and make a marble effect on the nail.  I did this with Amethyst and Fig in attempt to get that uneven grape color.  Didn't work out exactly how I wanted it, but they came out pretty dang cool looking regardless.

What do you think?  Have you done grape nail art before?

Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies in the challenge!

  • Nicole from Polish Me, Please!
  • Ave from Polish Pixelle,
  • Jessica from Once Upon a Polish
  • Cynthia from Of Life and Lacquer

  • See you all on Day 7 - RAINBOW DAY! <3

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    1. This is so cute, you did a fabulous job!!

    2. Awesome! I'm glad you're having a good time with your brushes. I always need a picture for inspiration too and I was thinking to myself "but I want to see her inspiration pic!" then you posted it :P.

      1. I had to post the inspiration pic!!!! And I'm loving the brushes! thank you so so much for the suggestion!

    3. These just make me wanna chug a bottle of wine! Or maybe that's just cuz I have a paper to write and I haven't started and it's after 12:30. Could be it. Anyway- these look great! Love em!


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