Thursday, January 31, 2013

Before & After: Dream if you dare


Today is the last day of the 31 Day Challenge! Woo-hoo, I made it to the end!!! YeeeeeeHaaaawwwww!!! I am so proud of myself, but I have to admit I'm happy to be getting back to my regular blogging after this last post.

The final prompt is to recreate a mani that another participant made at some point in the challenge. Early in the challenge I fell in love with this beauty by My Nail Journey, and knew I wanted to recreate it.

Of course, I wanted to make it a little bit different, so I decided to change it a bit and go with orange. I started with China Glaze Bare If You Dare, a soft, feminine, peachy orange:

China Glaze Bare If You Dare

Then I taped off the tips, and added some China Glaze Dreamsicle, a fun orange glitter: 

Knock Knock. Who's there?

Orange. Orange who?

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

I like this except for one thing. I seem to be a bit tape-challenged. For whatever reason whenever I do tape manicures, I can never, ever, ever get clean straight lines. If anyone has any advice on how to not get leakage, please please please let me know. :)

Thanks for looking!!! And please check out the manis listed below, as we end this challenge with a bang! :)

Big hugs,


  1. looks great!!!! That combo of polishes is lovely :)
    With tape manis I find it really important to push down along the edge a lot so that no leakage happens. It takes practice but what you have done looks brilliant :)

    1. Thank you so much! Okay, that makes sense. Next time I'll make double-triple-quadruple sure that the edge is down thoroughly. :)

    2. You can also do coat of clear polish first after you press that sems to help

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    1. I love peaches and oranges...I'm not sure why I don't end up posting them more, lol!

  3. This looks awesome, love the colours you've used. However I don't have any tips to prevent leakage, I'm Always struggling with that part too.x

    1. Thank you! I'll check out the awesome suggestions I'm getting and report back. :)

  4. I've found it's best to paint from the tape down. As in, put your brush on the tape first and then paint towards the area you want the polish on. Then take the tape off immediately by pulling it back on itself. I'm sure you know all this, but I'll be happy if I helped at all. (^_^)

    1. Now that you mention it I don't think I paid much attention to which way I was painting, so I'll definitely try that...So no I didn't know and yes you did help!! Thank you. :)


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