January 2, 2014

Introducing The Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge with an Impressionist Floral Freehand Mani!

For the past two Januarys Kirsten of Geeky Owl and I have done the 31 Day Challenge (you know the one). But I'm simply not disciplined or ruthless enough to do high quality nail art literally every day (and erase each one in the process). SO this year Kirsten and I decided to be 'lazy bloggers'! We both picked 6 of our favorite themes from the 31 different themes and are spreading them out on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Today is 'inspired by a pattern' and I chose an abstract, almost impressionist floral pattern. Check 'em!

Manicurity | Introducing The Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge with an Impressionist Floral Freehand Mani!

Manicurity | Introducing The Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge with an Impressionist Floral Freehand Mani!
(sadly this baller pattern doesn't seem to be available at Urban Outfitters anymore *sadface*)
*heavy sigh* THIS to me is basically perfect nail art because it's so easy and FUN to do because it's abstracted. A little of this, a little of that here and there and ta-dah! So splotchy and dotty you can do it on both hands equally well :) I used dotting tools to do messy blobs, an orange stick to 'draw' shapes with the pointy end, and the brushes from the polish bottles to do the larger splotches. For the thin black details I used a cut-down brush and black acrylic paint - but it looked equally as nice without the black accents (maybe even better).


Manicurity | Introducing The Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge with an Impressionist Floral Freehand Mani!

Manicurity | Introducing The Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge with an Impressionist Floral Freehand Mani!

I used all Cult Nails polishes for this design! Tempest is hands-down my favorite white polish to use for nail art because it's so opaque and easy to work with. Then I used a mini-rainbow of other Cult shades to do the floral patterns. From left -> right: Morning Glory, Be Loco, You're My Dandy Lion, Riot, Party Time, and Wack Slacks

Manicurity | Introducing The Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge with an Impressionist Floral Freehand Mani!

Manicurity | Introducing The Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge with an Impressionist Floral Freehand Mani!

YAY! I love these! So happy to be starting 2014 with these nails :D Now check out Kirsten's super cool nails for today over at Geeky Owl (click here!!) and please join in with our lil mini challenge if you feel up to it (sooo taxing what with the break in the middle and the only being three times a week thing *ha*)

Manicurity | Introducing The Lazy Blogger's 31 Day Challenge with an Impressionist Floral Freehand Mani!


8 comments:

  1. Haha, loving the *heavy sigh*. I love nail art like this too, it's just so pretty and you pretty much can't go wrong :)

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  2. Cool manicure- I love your ring :)

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  3. I love how fun and colorful this is!

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  4. Oh my goodness! These are amazing! Love!

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  6. Ooh, loving these! I'm a sucker for abstract stuff like this.

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  7. oh i do love this!! and that duvet !! xx

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