Sunday, September 02, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 2: Orange Nails

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Day 2 of the 31 Day Challenge! The theme today is orange nails and at first I was having some trouble coming up with a design utilizing orange, but then I thought "hey, just do a fruity orange print!". So that's what I did!

Oddly enough, my mani for today is ridiculously similar to my friend Rebecca's red manicure from yesterday! I did this design in advance because I had plans last night and didn't think I would find the time to do my Day 2 design (turns out that I was right so I'm glad I thought ahead!). So I had this done before ever even seeing her Day 1-icure!

So when Rebecca posted her red mani yesterday, I immediately sent her a photo of my orange mani and we were both shocked to see how coincidental it was that our designs were so similar! Great minds think alike, I guess!

Take a look for yourself!

For this design, I started out with a base of Illamasqua Purity, a nice peachy creme colour. Using a large dotting tool and China Glaze Orange You Hot?, I created the oranges and I then outlined them using OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys and a really fine detail brush.

Next, to add a little dimension to the oranges, I added a hint of white to some of the edges. And finally, I added the stems and the details on the bottom of the oranges using China Glaze Street Chic.

As I was doing this mani, I thought it was going to be a complete fail. But it really started to come together as I was finished up and I actually ended up loving it!

So that's two down, only twenty-nine to go! Check back tomorrow for some yellow nails!


  1. they are pretty :)
    i've never tried oranges on my nails

  2. That is just too cute. I love the peach base.

  3. This is so perfect. And I love that base colour!

  4. These are so adorable! I really love how the stems on the oranges almost makes them look like cherries! It gives them a really unique look :)

  5. I Love this!! It's so cute and awesome!


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