Saturday, September 1, 2012

31dc2012 - day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the 31 Day Challenge 2012!
I'm happy to see that a ton of people have started this challenge already today and I look forward to seeing all the amazing manis throughout the month.

Day 1's theme is Red.

When I think of red nails, what first comes to mind is Christmas-themed manicures. It's a little early for Christmas...
So I kept thinking about red things, and here's what I came up with!


Apples!

I'm certainly not the first person to do apple nails, but I think they're pretty darn cute!


I love the mini-print. Polka-apples, if you will!


I recently made my blog a little wider to accommodate the x-large photo option. Do you guys like seeing the bigger photos? Or are they too big? I'm undecided!


I wanted to take a picture of these nails with an apple... But we had no apples. I settled for a box of apple juice! Hahaha!


I used my new favorite nude polish as the base color for this manicure: Orly - Decades of Dysfunction.
The red is OPI - Comet Loves Cupid, my favorite red creme.
Finger Paints - Sketchy Character is the brown - finally a time has come for me to use this polish that I have been keeping around "in case I ever need brown."
For the green I used a stamping polish, Nail Art Diva - Wreath Green, just because I didn't have the right shade of green otherwise.


These nails may look difficult but when you break it down, they are very simple!
My friend Jini from MakeUpMom123 asked if I could do a tutorial so I've done quick step-by-step photo montages of both types of apple designs!



I hope you guys like the tutorials! I think they're pretty cute.

One last photo:


This picture is totally over-exposed and weird but for some reason, I like it!

What's the verdict on these apple nails? I think they are cute as hell!

And in case you wanna see what's coming up this month, here's the challenge photo again! Thanks to Sarah at Chalkboard Nails for making this pretty image. See you tomorrow with orange nails!

40 comments:

  1. This is awesome! So adorable! A lot more creative than mine haha :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMG THIS IS AMAZING ! That diddly apple polka print is so cute ! And yes, I love the large photos ! I wish I could have joined in on this challenge for the month of September, but I'm so busy I'm going to have to wait until November I think ! :( Sad times, but this manicure cheers me up !

    ReplyDelete
  3. Adorable! My favorite "red" so far :) Hopefully I'll be posting my red later today :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. Awww! I so love the nail design! Cute <3
    And the big pictures doesnt bother. In fact, it's nicer than small pictures so we can see better. =)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awwwww, they are soooooo cute!!!! love this alot. You are so creative :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. OMG...love this mani (but you already knew that!). Thank you so much for the step-by-step instructions...I am so going to try this today. I have the Orly base color and the brown stem color...the other 2 colors I will have to wing from my stash.

    Thank you so much for the honorable mention! I feel like royalty!! LOL.

    You rock, Rebecca!! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Aw so cute!!! Love the "polka dot" apples :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is sooo adorable and totally gets me excited about fall!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Omg I love them. They are sooo cute. <3

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are so adorable :) And the tutorials are great!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love this! Super Adorable! :)
    The extra large pictures look awesome too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. fabulous post!! great mani, great tutorial and it looks amazing on you ! xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. love this rebecca! cherries would have been cute too.

    ReplyDelete
  14. So cute! I really love this mani and when you break it down step-by-step, it seems like something even I can do =)

    ReplyDelete
  15. So adorable! Decades of Dysfunction has become a suprise favorite of mine, as well! I usually don't like pink at all, but something about DoD is very compelling!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love this!!! :D The big apple is my favourite.. and so back-to-school themed!

    ReplyDelete
  17. this is so cute! great tutorial, i'll have to try it :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. These are really cute! So glad to see you participating, I can't wait to see what you come up with :)
    And I like the bigger images, they make it a lot easier to see all the details!

    ReplyDelete
  19. So cute! And I like the larger pics.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy to see one of my favorite bloggers doing this challenge. These are super cute, I love these. I think the tutorial is really great.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yes they are super cute! I'm happy you're taking this challenge again, I'll live it through you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. cuteeeeee! I loveee this! I much prefer tomatoes so I might just change it when I do this mani hehe!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Decades of Dysfunction is my favorite new nude as well- this is adorable! Totally gonna copy this- it's just too cute not to!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm on my phone and I can finally comment... :) so I had to come post some love to your blog. I love the apple nails so super cute!

    ReplyDelete
  25. These are awesome! My mom loves apples, so I think I'm going to have to do these in honor of her upcoming birthday! Also, I like having the bigger pictures to look at. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Way cute! Great tutorial. Like that you did not do the over a cream white base. Love the larger pix size.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh my effing god these are so adorable. Also I will always vote for larger pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  28. love the tutorial pic!! the big apple is so cute

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love these!!! I really need a nice red to do this :) and yes the X-large pictures are fantastic. thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love this one, I'll try it soon

    Greetings from France

    ReplyDelete
  31. That's so cool! Do you have to use some kind of special tool to make those small marks, or is it all just with the brush?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i use a small nail art brush or paint brush, but you could also use a toothpick to help with small designs if you don't have a small brush! :)

      Delete