Monday, 1 October 2012

31DC - Day 31 - Recreate Someone Else's Mani

Hi Goddesses

And now .....
the end is here,
And so we paint
our final maaaaani.
And it....
has to be done,
based on one
that's been done already.
And so ...
I picked Jin Jit,
who went and did
this stunning pattern.
But wow,
it was a bitch,
when I did iiiiiiiiiiiiit
myyyyyyyyyy waaaaaaaaaaaay

Thank you, thank you, curtsies, thank you :)  Lol.  I know most of you don't know me for real, but I spend most of the day doing this - making up stupid words to well known songs. Beth has MANY bedtime songs based on Top 40 hits!!

So, from Week 1 I knew what today would be, but typically didn't manage to get it done until this weekend.  Rachel also did it here, and you can see Jin Jit's version here.

This is a Harlequin tape mani, sooooo stunning but boy so time consuming.  I've become quite adept at tape manis, but it took me by surprise how much more effort this one took.

To be fair, it probably wouldn't have taken a normal person so long, but I am very VERY clumsy, and my biggest fear was getting a nail perfect and then smudging it when I did the next one, so I top coated and waited til one nail was bone dry before moving on to the next.

For my base I used GOSH Holographic Hero, a birthday pressie from Kerrie.  I did 2 coats and then Poshe and waited a half hour or so before applying tape.  As I said above, I did one nail at a time.

For my brights, I used all OPI - Kiss Me On The Tulips, Don't Talk Bach To Me,  Roll In The Hague, and Fly, and I think the combination worked perfectly.

You'll notice this mani is far from perfect.   Some of the Hero lines could do with being re-emphasised, but I'm full of cold and sneezing and coughing, and I really thought that was a recipe for more disaster rather than improvement!   Also, the index nail is a bit "thick" - this is because I added new polish to the polish I used for the thumb.  Don't Do This!   It doesn't lead to success!

I hope you've enjoyed these 31 Days, I know I have.  I'm tempted to do a round-up post, but they take a long time, so it might not happen, but as always with these challenges, I really do feel it's pushed me and stretched me, and made me all the better for it.  I've also discovered at least a dozen great new blogs in the process, so make sure you click on the thumbnails, as there really are some blogs out there to treasure.

Enjoy xx :)

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