Tuesday, September 4, 2012

31dc2012 - day 4

Gooooood morning internet! I'm strangely in a good mood today considering I have to go to the DMV to have my drivers license renewed. It's going to take hours! Hopefully I'll get a good photo. Haha!

Day 4 of the 31 day challenge is Green.

I spent a lot of time trying to think of some green nails to do, but nothing was really coming to me. So I started going through a folder on my computer of inspiration images I had saved ages ago, from before I started blogging. I found an old manicure that I used to be obsessed with, so I decided it was time to recreate it!

Tada! Green mis-matched skittles! See the inspiration photo in the background? I took the photo in front of my laptop screen. Heh.

I have no idea where this nail design came from originally but you can see the original photo here.
If you know who this belongs to, please tell me so I can properly credit them!

The green polish in this manicure is China Glaze - Entourage. Entourage is from the Kicks collection, which had some totally awesome shades. However, this one stains like a bish. OMG, I wore it for less than a day and my nails are so yellow. I won't be wearing this on its own again... Bleh!

The gray polish I used is China Glaze - Recycle. I thought this polish was fitting to use because as I was brainstorming green nails, my mom suggested I think of green as environmentally friendly and do recycling nails. Recycling? Nah. Recycle? Yes!

Color Club - Where's The Soiree? and French Tip were my black and white polishes of choice for this manicure.

I think the leopard nails are my fave. (Duh.)

Overnight, I had some serious shrinkage on one of these nails:

Look how bad the Recycle shrank!! I guess I had too many layers on that nail that I didn't let dry enough before adding topcoat. There was 3 layers of green, then white, and then gray on that corner. Whoops.
I hate shrinkage! Good thing it doesn't happen to me too often.

Something else stupid happened while I was wearing my green nails... I broke one. Day 4 of the challenge and I'm down to super shorties. Sigh. Just my luck!
Oh well, I'll rock the nubs. 
And the broken nail was worth it - I am redoing my bedroom! I spent a few hours pulling tiles off my walls...

The checkered tiles were glued on so intensely, it's a miracle I only broke one nail.
I loved my red-and-checkered room but it just got a little old and felt kinda heavy.
I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on my room's progress... I'm sure it will take on some inspiration from nail trends. ;)

I already have my blue nails for tomorrow done, and I am super pumped about them. Be sure to come check them out!


  1. that's so funny.. the other day a friend of mine sent me this picture wanting me to do this manicure for her!

  2. So cute!! Can't wait to see how your room turns out.

  3. The nails look great Rebecca! Very cute and I always love mixed up manis!

  4. WOW ! I'm in love with this manicure. And guess what ? It's better than the original one :)

  5. I love this mani, it's so cute! Can't wait to see what you do with your room!

  6. This looks great, but I'm excited for your room now!

  7. great stuff - green looks good on you x

  8. oooh i am obsessed with these nails!! i love em! good luck re doing you room

  9. I love the way the green grey and black look together! I also really like the mix of animal prints - nicely done!

  10. Cute! That mani might get me in trouble at work, lol! So far I seem to be pretty out there with colors...but not quite "Rebecca out there" ! I do love the color combos

  11. I really like this mani ! The colors combo is simply awesome !

    I wish I could file my nails as good as you ! Any tips ? ;-)