If you don't know about the challenge, it is a 31 day nail art challenge with a different prompt for each day. You can see them below:
Today's prompt for the challenge is Red. I promised myself I would only post 1-2 photos of each manicure for this so I wouldn't have to edit tons of photos in addition to doing nail art every day, but of course this is just too pretty to only show a couple photos, that would just be silly, so you get 6 (haha)!
Loooooook at that red! *drools* That is, none other than Colors by Llarowe, The Mighty Red Baron, my all time favorite red polish. I need to pick up a backup bottle... or maybe two.
So, I started this nail art with a base of Illyrian Polish Sinister Haze, a beautiful putty grey holo with tons of red shimmer.
I used my Uber Chic Beauty Plate 1-02 to stamp the rose image on my thumb and Plate 1-03 to stamp the filigree pattern on all my other nails. Now, I know what you're going to say... Lex, you didn't stamp on all four nails... Oh, but I did. And it was a big fat fail.
Mighty Red Baron was not cooperating with something and the stamping came out light and unfinished. So... being dedicated to the idea of this manicure, I first painted over my ring and pinkie with a coat of Mighty Red Baron and then I took a tiny detail brush to the other three nails and I hand painted the entire design over the horrible unfinished stamp. Tada!!
I added topcoat to finish off all my nails and then one crystal each to my ring and pinkie. I am so in love with this and I'm so glad that I screwed up my original mani so that I could do this much better one. :)
So what do you think? Are we off to a good start for Day 1 of the challenge? I think so.
Make sure you check in on #31dc2015 on social media (especially Instagram I believe) to see all the other participants manicures!!
I'll see you all again tomorrow.