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!
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!