Saturday, September 01, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 1: Red Nails

Hey guys!

Today marks the inaugural post of the 31 Day Challenge! If you missed yesterday's introduction post, check it out here to see a full lineup of all the manicures you'll be seeing over the next 31 days.

The theme for Day 1 is red nails, so I came up with this sexy fishnet ruffian design.


To create this look, I started out by laying down one coat of China Glaze Stone Cold - a suede finish grey with silver glitter. Then I used my favourite red at the moment, OPI Danke-Shiny Red, to create the ruffian.

I was actually considering stopping there because I liked how these two colours looked together, but I decided to take it one step further and add the fishnet design from BM-209 over just the red section.


I really like contrasting finishes in ruffian manicures, so I wanted to keep the suede finish of China Glaze Stone Cold. To do that, I skipped that section when adding my top coat and only top coated the red section.


I'm making it a goal of mine to include several stamping designs in my manicure lineup for this challenge so that I can practice my stamping skills. I think this is a good start!

So that's one down and only thirty more to go! Stay tuned for some orange nail art tomorrow!

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! So classy and a perfect way to introduce fall to your blog ;)

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  2. Sexy fishnet Ruffian??? WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE???!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!

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  3. I absolutely love this mani of yours. I think it's your best ♥

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  4. Ohh, that looks really sexy, grr! ;D

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  5. I LOVE this mani! I don't usually leave comments (I do read every post, though =]), but this is just too cute to not comment on. I've never seen nails quite like this, so good job. :)

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  6. This is so HAWT! And now I have this urge to add CG Stone Cold to my collection! Love love love it!

    <3 Shannon

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  7. Gorgeous manicure. I love the fishnet effect! :-)

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  8. This does look awesome and kind of seductive!!

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  9. I LOVE this. I love the fishnet.

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  10. Very sexy! This is so awesome. :)

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  11. Gorgeous! Looks great with the ruffian :)

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  12. I am so in love with Danky that I could never have a stamping over it yet...I want to see it's sexy shine. I am a major red fan. Ya would think I have 'em all through 30+ yrs of collection that is with me now...but Danky is deeper, dusty yet glowing at the same time and nothing I have is a total match to it.

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  13. Absolutely love this! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  14. OMG, this is gorgeous!! I know that's been said a million times already but I love it!

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