Tuesday, 1 May 2012

31 Days of Nail Art - Day 1: Red Nails

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to May!
This month I'll be doing the 31 days of nail art challenge with three other lovely ladies!
Kelsie @ Kelsie's Nail Files, Steph @ A Little Polish + Erin @ Beauty Bumbles

I'm really excited to be doing this and to keep up, I've tried to do as many of these as possible ahead of time.  It's going to be a fun month and I've done some things I'm thrilled to finally be getting to show you.

Starting with today's...

DAY 1: RED nails



While I was brainstorming for red nails.  I kept getting that song by Nena, 99 Red Balloons stuck in my head.  Finally I googled 99 Red Balloons under images and this came up.


I found it on tumblr here.  Unfortunately, when I try to click through to who he reblogged it from, it says URL no longer exists.

Anyway, I though it was a great shot and knew I wanted to try to recreate it.  I started with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue.


Then I sponged on some China Glaze - Kinetic Candy and China Glaze - White on White.



And then I added lots of little red 'balloons' with China Glaze - Salsa, Velvet Bow, Hey Sailor + Wicked Style.


 
What do you think?  I really liked this one!

Please check out what the other ladies have done.  We'll be posting simultaneously throughout the month.  Then, come back here tomorrow at the same Bat-time, same Bat-channel for Orange Nails!
Other participants:

Last Chance: From the minute this post goes live, there will be only 9 hours left to enter my giveaway!! 



23 comments:

  1. What a great take on red!! I really like it, and the balloons looks as if they're made of glittery polish.

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    1. Thank you! Not red perhaps in the strictest sense but I'm a rule breaker. LOL. All the balloons are polish but I'm pretty sure I used all creams.

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  2. Fun interpretation of the theme!

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  3. 99 red balloons is an awesome song, and I'm not going to lie it is one of the first things that comes to my mind when I think of red... This is a fabulous manicure, so creative with day 1.. way to start with a bang! :D

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    1. I've pretty much decided that when my brain seems stuck on an idea like this, just go ahead and do it!
      Thanks Kelsie! I'm just responding here and then I get to go see what you guys did!

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  4. if this is your first challenge you are off to an amazing start, can't wait to see the rest!!

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    1. It'll be my second challenge but thank you very much! I've been having lots of fun doing them so I'll be exited to show them all this month.

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  5. oooo i thought to myself, this looks like balloons in the sky...:) and it is! such a cute idea!

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  6. What a fun idea! You're so creative ;)

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    1. Thank you! I'm thrilled you like it!

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  7. Love, love, love this.

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  8. This mani looks like art I'd hang on my wall. Great work! I just started following you and just joined in on the challenge. I linked you on my post.

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    1. Thank you!
      I'll make sure tomorrow's post is updated. =)

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  9. Wow your nails look so cute, I love your concept! 99 red balloons so creative, and I love that blue! I actually went looking for it, and couldn't find it. :( Good luck on your nail art challenge~!! :D Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  11. Thank you so much!! =)
    I'll have a peek around here to see if I can find that blue. It's one of my faves too!

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  12. I'm absolutely in love with this. It's almost freeing, like I'm floating in they sky with the balloons!

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  13. AAAH this is so amazing! That picture is gorgeous and your nails perfectly represent it! So pretty!

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