Friday, September 14, 2012

31dc2012 - day 14

Hey guys!
Good news, my electricity came back yesterday evening! It was the key to having a happy birthday! You know, that and all the lovely comments from my amazing followers. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! I had a great day!

Alas my birthday is over and it is back to the other 364 days of the year that aren't quite as fun.

To make this day-after-birthday cheerful, I have a happy manicure!
Today's theme for the 31 Day Challenge is Floral.

I had a really hard time trying to decide what sort of floral manicure to do, and eventually I settled on this cute watercolor-esque floral print!
It may look familiar to you, if you are a Toms fan like me!

I wish I had the shoes to pose with! Haha. But I have 4 other pairs of Toms so I don't need these ones, despite how pretty they are.
I sell Toms at the store I work in - being around them all day makes me want EVERY pair.

To create this look, I sort of did the acetone watercolor technique. (Check out my tutorial if you haven't seen it yet!)
Instead of making random blobs, I turned them into flowers!
I love the blendy, watery look.

A lot of polishes went into this look, and I'll just list them all here:
Color Club - White Tip (white base)
China Glaze - Ride The Waves (blue)
China Glaze - Rich and Famous (pink)
China Glaze - Spontaneous (purple)
Essie - Turquoise and Caicos (green)
OPI - Paint My Moji-Toes Red (coral)
OPI - Comet Loves Cupid (red)
Color Club - Almost Famous (yellow)

I think I really was able to capture the beauty of the pattern! I'm also pretty sad that I'll only be wearing this manicure for one day...

What do you guys think? Do you love this as much as I do?
Yay for floral and yay for Toms!


  1. I love this! You've captured the shoe's print perfectly. I have yet to try the acetone watercolor technique. I may have to try it out this weekend.

  2. So pretty! I love the TOMS inspiration (best shoes ever!) and the pretty watercolor look. YAY for getting electricity back! :)

  3. I tried to do this same exact (technique and everything) but with different colors for this day's challenge but omg... it looked like poo. Luckily I did something else that I was really happy with haha I redeemed myself. I love TOMS too! I need those shoes now, thanks for that :P

  4. This looks amazing ! Funnily enough, ivehad this exact pair of shoes n my "to do" folder on my computer, but itink I'll go ahead and scratch that idea ofte list now you've done such an amazing job at it !

  5. Love this! The colours are so bright and happy! So beautiful :D

  6. Woohoo for electricity! Very happy to hear that it is back on. The colors you used for your mani today are just beautiful and I love the way you get your inspiration. I'll be anxiously waiting to see what the next challenge brings. :0) Have a wonderful night.

  7. So happy you have electricity back! Love the mani you NEED the shoes now to match :)

  8. This is really cool! I love manis that use some sort of fashion for their inspiration! And Happy Birthday :)

  9. I really enjoyed this post, I am a big fan of watercolor nails. You did a great job picking the colors.


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