01 January 2013

31 Day Challenge, Part 2!: Day 1, Red Nails

So I must be all sorts of crazy, but when two awesome ladies at Polish-aholics Anonymous were looking for people to join them in the Relaxed 31 Day Challenge, I decided to do it! Despite having a newborn (he'll be two months old in just a few days), despite having done this already in August.
But here's my reasoning: I love to challenge myself. Since I'm a SAHM mom now, my days revolve around nursing and diaper changes. While I love my little guy, I've been neglecting my creative side. This should get that motor running!
I also feel like I didn't do the best I could during the challenge in August. Granted, I'm waaay busier now, but I really want to try harder and challenge myself.
Plus this challenge is relaxed (no weekends!) so it should give me some extra time to get the manis done. *crosses fingers*

Enough jabbering! Onto today's mani: red. Last time I did a simple red polish with glitter as accents. This time I decided to rock a super girly look (the french mani) but make it sort of rock star-ish.  I started with a base of Zoya Loretta as a sheer pink base to smooth out my nails and hide any yellowing.

For my red tips, I used Savvy Ruby Pumps and just freehanded them with the polish brush. The black was doing with Wet N Wild Black Creme and a nail art brush.  I wish I could have done a neater job on the black, but the little man was pretty crabby while I trying to do this mani :/
Overall, I do really love this. I kept staring at my nails today, lol!

Check out other red manis.


  1. Love this, the imperfections in the black look really cool actually. So I think he did you a favor by not letting you fix them :)

  2. What a fun twist on a french tip! I love pairing red and black :D

    1. Thanks! I really need to play with french tips more. So easy but so many possibilities!