Thursday, September 15, 2011

31 Day Challenge: Day 15

Hi guys! Before I start my nails post for today I'm going to talk a little about my Hello Kitty cake that I showed you yesterday:

I got a bunch of emails and comments regarding how I did this cake.
It is so much more simple than you think - Wilton makes a Hello Kitty Cake Pan.
You bake the cake, and you frost it following instructions that come with the pan.
You can buy the pan here on amazon for less than $14 or you can buy it in craft stores or baking specialty stores.
I got mine in Canada at a Bulk Barn for $16.

It is really easy to do but does take patience. Good luck to those of you who try it!

Now, nails!
First of all - I apologize for the state of my cuticles in these photos. I did these nails very quickly this morning before leaving for university and I clearly did not take the time to make sure I removed all traces of yesterday's neon fuchsia!
Just pretend you can't see it :)

Today's theme is Delicate Print which is a bit of a strange description, I guess it could be all sorts of things but I decided to go with a lacey print from a Konad plate.

I started with 2 coats of Zoya - Caitlin which is a beautiful dusty gray with blue-purple tones. Sometimes it looks purpley, sometimes it looks bluey. I don't know what to really call it!
(I forgot to take a picture of this before I stamped my left hand so you get an awkward right hand photo!)

Bam! Delicate print. Pretty lacey image from Konad m71, stamped using a Nail Art Diva stamping polish called Ice Blue.

As you can see, depending on the angle, the stamping is either very subtle or very bright and shimmery.
I love this sort of stamping combo.

I really like this image, and I want to use it again when this challenge is over so I can wear it for more than one day! Haha.

I hope I can complete the challenge - my schoolwork this semester seems to be more intense than ever, so I'm really hoping to be able to keep up with doing my nails/posting every day, but I apologize in advance if I end up having to slow down my posting routine.


  1. I love the design! Its sooo subtle! Happy Late Birthday! I love your Hello Kitty cake! Im so crazy over Hello Kitty. I just got Hello Kitty Stickers in the mail today!

  2. So cute, it would look good matte too maybe! I love Caitlin, I need it asap! Looks great on you!

  3. I think I actually dribbled over the cake! Your nails look lovely, love the print :) x

  4. It looks super pretty!
    And I'm in love with your HK cake!

  5. I NEED that cake pan!! I also really like your metallic stamping~

  6. It is still very pretty!

  7. Such a cute color..and even cuter stamp!!

  8. It's such a pretty color and I love it with the stamping.

  9. your HK cake looks like a plush toy! So awesome!