Monday, September 10, 2012

31 Inspired Days of Nail Art 2012 - Red Nails

Good evening ladies, if you're a regular reader you may notice that I'm posting rather late than usual! Well, that's because tonight is the first night of my 31 Inspired Days of Nail Art Challenge! For the next three months I'll be posting for this challenge roughly every three days. Are you ready for this!? To be completely honest, I'm not sure if I am! lol From the next post onward, postings will go live at 6:00pm Eastern Time. Tonight it didn't happen that way for me since I tucked into a bottle of wine when I got home. :D Oh, and I had to search out red polishes in order to do tonight's manicure!

As it turns out, you can count the number of true red polishes I own on a single hand. How unfortunate! Most of my "reds" happen to be red-oranges. Oh well, I'm slowly working on adding more for variety but sometimes it feels like there are only so many ways to do red. Tonight's manicure features two of my recent red polish additions, China Glaze Adventure Red-y (seen HERE, HERE, and HERE) and Illamasqua Scarab. I haven't posted swatches of Scarab yet, but they'll come soon!

I stamped using one of my new Lealac stamping plates, LLC-A, and my new jumbo xl stamper. OH MY GOD this new stamper is amazing. First of all the stampy bit is huge and squishy and could cover two nails at once, easily. Second, its so soft you don't have to roll the design on at all. Just squish it down! I don't think I'll ever go back to my old stamper again. No joke.

So there you have it, one challenge day down, 30 more to go! I'm excited to see what I come up with as the months roll on. Since we're doing this over a longer time frame I think my creativity muscle won't wimp out on me as it might have otherwise, if I tried to do this back to back to back. I think that this challenge will have me thinking a lot about the nail art I enjoy, challenge my creativity, take me places I never expected, and finally... I'll finally take a good hard look at my collection of polishes.

And one more thing... why don't I wear more red nails!? What about you guys, do you wear red nails often? If you do, what finish do you prefer?

The other amazing participants in this challenge include Alaina from The Little Canvas, Ave from Polish Pixelle, Cynthia of Of Life and Lacquer, and Nicole from Polish me, Please!

PS. Don't forget to enter my "Back to School" Giveaway for a Zoya NYFW Gloss Trio!
Ending: 9/21/12
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