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Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #16: Queen
Today’s theme is queen! At first I was going to do something relevant to Queen Frostine from CandyLand, but I scrapped that thought and went with Queen Elizabeth II. I may not live in the UK, but Queen Elizabeth II is adored here in the USA! She’s always dressed to the T, yet her outfits are simple and not “busy”. For some reason I wanted my nails to be purple yet keep it in the “simple” category, so I searched until I found a photo of her in purple/violet. To top it off, I debated between rhinestones and a “jelly sandwich”. Sigh.
*The polish I used has a jelly finish, so for it to be completely opaque would take more than the 3 layers I already have on here. I knew if I did any more layers, it would not be pretty.
And, as always and until further notice, disregard the index nail. It’s still jankity. :(
Click here to check out Kelly’s royal nails!
Colors Used
China Glaze - Creative Fantasy
Dollar Nail Art - Rhinestones 

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #16: Queen

Today’s theme is queen! At first I was going to do something relevant to Queen Frostine from CandyLand, but I scrapped that thought and went with Queen Elizabeth II. I may not live in the UK, but Queen Elizabeth II is adored here in the USA! She’s always dressed to the T, yet her outfits are simple and not “busy”. For some reason I wanted my nails to be purple yet keep it in the “simple” category, so I searched until I found a photo of her in purple/violet. To top it off, I debated between rhinestones and a “jelly sandwich”. Sigh.

*The polish I used has a jelly finish, so for it to be completely opaque would take more than the 3 layers I already have on here. I knew if I did any more layers, it would not be pretty.

And, as always and until further notice, disregard the index nail. It’s still jankity. :(

Click here to check out Kelly’s royal nails!

Colors Used

  • China Glaze - Creative Fantasy
  • Dollar Nail Art - Rhinestones 



Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #14: Abstract Cosmic Waves
Today’s theme is waves! At first, I was going to build on the Ocean Twist nails I did back in 2012. But I knew deep down inside, I didn’t want to take the easy way out. Time to think of something new! So I came up with this abstract design that sort of reminded me of cosmic waves. These are the times when I love neon polishes more than I already do!
Colors Used
Savvy - French Cafe
China Glaze - Purple Panic
China Glaze - Creative Fantasy
Nina Ultra Pro - Solar Flare
Nina Ultra Pro - Orange Flame
Sally Hansen - Flash
Sinful Colors - Glass Pink
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sinful Colors - Black on Black 

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #14: Abstract Cosmic Waves

Today’s theme is waves! At first, I was going to build on the Ocean Twist nails I did back in 2012. But I knew deep down inside, I didn’t want to take the easy way out. Time to think of something new! So I came up with this abstract design that sort of reminded me of cosmic waves. These are the times when I love neon polishes more than I already do!

Colors Used

  • Savvy - French Cafe
  • China Glaze - Purple Panic
  • China Glaze - Creative Fantasy
  • Nina Ultra Pro - Solar Flare
  • Nina Ultra Pro - Orange Flame
  • Sally Hansen - Flash
  • Sinful Colors - Glass Pink
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black 




Daily/Weeky Nail Challenge #12: Dripping in Gold

Today’s challenge is GLITTERY! My all-time favorite nail accessory being put to good use… Someone hold me back.

I was inspired by one of my most-listened-to dubstep remixes, the Adventure Club version of Flight Facilities’ Crave You. Just to be off-topic, I’m not completely into dubstep music, but I’ve been in love with this song since sometime last year. It was part of this playlist that I listen to on 8tracks (click here!).

"I walked into the room dripping in gold…"

Click here to listen to the song on YouTube!

Click here for Kelly’s glitzy manicure!

Colors Used

  • Sinful Colors’ Black on Black
  • Dollar Nail Art Glitter - Gold
  • Dollar Nail Art Glitter - Mayan Gold
  • China Glaze - Blonde Bombshell


Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #11: Greek!
Today’s challenge has a Greek theme, and I wanted to do something different than the Grecian Dress design that I did a while back. One of my favorite patterns is the Greek fret/key pattern, so I decided to alter it a little bit and use it for this challenge!
Click here to check out Kelly’s Grecian nails!
Colors Used
Savvy - French Cafe
Dollar Nail Art Foil - Gold
Recollections Glitter - Pesto
Sally Hansen - Gilded Lily
Finger Paints - Scenery Greenery

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #11: Greek!

Today’s challenge has a Greek theme, and I wanted to do something different than the Grecian Dress design that I did a while back. One of my favorite patterns is the Greek fret/key pattern, so I decided to alter it a little bit and use it for this challenge!

Click here to check out Kelly’s Grecian nails!

Colors Used

  • Savvy - French Cafe
  • Dollar Nail Art Foil - Gold
  • Recollections Glitter - Pesto
  • Sally Hansen - Gilded Lily
  • Finger Paints - Scenery Greenery



Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #10: Zebra Print
I never thought we’d end up doing a common design! I haven’t done zebra print in a very long time, so it was the perfect opportunity to get some practice in. This was also my first try using The Best Glue Ever with my nail foil! This stuff is AMAZING.
Colors Used
 Finger Paints - Gallery Glam
Dollar Nail Art - Seafoam

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #10: Zebra Print

I never thought we’d end up doing a common design! I haven’t done zebra print in a very long time, so it was the perfect opportunity to get some practice in. This was also my first try using The Best Glue Ever with my nail foil! This stuff is AMAZING.

Colors Used

  •  Finger Paints - Gallery Glam
  • Dollar Nail Art - Seafoam



Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #9: Fashionably Balanced
Today’s theme is tightrope walking! Watching people do this act is really cool. I mean, I did gymnastics among other things, but this takes more balance than I have inside my body. So I decided to paint heels on a high wire.
When I was painting this, it reminded me of an episode of The Office. If you know which one I’m talking about, you’re great.
Click here to take a look at Kelly’s girl on a wire!
Colors Used
China Glaze - Escaping Reality
China Glaze - Glitter All The Way
China Glaze - Desert Sun
Color Club - Glitter Wonderland
Essie - Shine of the Times
Milani - Gems
Spoiled by Wet n Wild - I Only Eat Salads
Wet n Wild - The Gold and the Beautiful
Sinful Colors - Black on Black
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Recollections Hex Glitter - Copper
Recollections Hex Glitter - Glitz

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #9: Fashionably Balanced

Today’s theme is tightrope walking! Watching people do this act is really cool. I mean, I did gymnastics among other things, but this takes more balance than I have inside my body. So I decided to paint heels on a high wire.

When I was painting this, it reminded me of an episode of The Office. If you know which one I’m talking about, you’re great.

Click here to take a look at Kelly’s girl on a wire!

Colors Used

  • China Glaze - Escaping Reality
  • China Glaze - Glitter All The Way
  • China Glaze - Desert Sun
  • Color Club - Glitter Wonderland
  • Essie - Shine of the Times
  • Milani - Gems
  • Spoiled by Wet n Wild - I Only Eat Salads
  • Wet n Wild - The Gold and the Beautiful
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Recollections Hex Glitter - Copper
  • Recollections Hex Glitter - Glitz



Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #8: Television Static
Today’s challenge is television! I found it to be a pretty broad theme and was stuck on what to do. After planning and drawing things for much too long, I changed my mind completely and settled on doing television static, a.k.a. noise, snow, fuzzies, etc. I saw Sarah of Chalkboard nails do something similar (and better) with black and white glitter on alternating backgrounds and thought the idea was cool. Unfortunately, my white glitter is pretty translucent, so when it hits the polish, it practically disappears. I just stuck with black glitter on a white background. And it was the perfect opportunity to use my new matte top coat to make the “noise” look more realistic as opposed to glossy. :)
Click here to check out Kelly’s TV nails at Basecoat-Topcoat!
Colors Used
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Man Glaze - Matte-Astrophe Matte Top Coat
Dollar Nail Art - Ebony
Recollections - Charcoal 

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #8: Television Static

Today’s challenge is television! I found it to be a pretty broad theme and was stuck on what to do. After planning and drawing things for much too long, I changed my mind completely and settled on doing television static, a.k.a. noise, snow, fuzzies, etc. I saw Sarah of Chalkboard nails do something similar (and better) with black and white glitter on alternating backgrounds and thought the idea was cool. Unfortunately, my white glitter is pretty translucent, so when it hits the polish, it practically disappears. I just stuck with black glitter on a white background. And it was the perfect opportunity to use my new matte top coat to make the “noise” look more realistic as opposed to glossy. :)

Click here to check out Kelly’s TV nails at Basecoat-Topcoat!

Colors Used

  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Man Glaze - Matte-Astrophe Matte Top Coat
  • Dollar Nail Art - Ebony
  • Recollections - Charcoal 



Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #7: John A. Roebling Bridge
Today’s challenge is a bridge theme. I decided to do the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge that spans the Ohio river and connects Convington, Kentucky to my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The bridge has a lot of history behind it (one fact is it was pretty much the “test-bridge”/gineau pig of what is now the Brooklyn Bridge) . It’s also very beautiful in person!
(Wikipedia)
This was probably one of my more frustrating nail designs (if you couldn’t tell). I’m bummed that I couldn’t get a good picture, but I guess this will suffice. :)
Click here to see Kelly’s Golden Gate bridge!
Colors Used
Orly - Shockwave
Sally Hansen - Gilded Lily
Sally Hansen - Golden-I
Wet n Wild Craze -  The Gold and the Beautiful
Spoiled by Wet n Wild - Designated Driver
Jesse’s Girl - Riff-Raff
Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
Sinful Colors - This is It

Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #7: John A. Roebling Bridge

Today’s challenge is a bridge theme. I decided to do the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge that spans the Ohio river and connects Convington, Kentucky to my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bridge has a lot of history behind it (one fact is it was pretty much the “test-bridge”/gineau pig of what is now the Brooklyn Bridge) . It’s also very beautiful in person!


(Wikipedia)

This was probably one of my more frustrating nail designs (if you couldn’t tell). I’m bummed that I couldn’t get a good picture, but I guess this will suffice. :)

Click here to see Kelly’s Golden Gate bridge!

Colors Used

  • Orly - Shockwave
  • Sally Hansen - Gilded Lily
  • Sally Hansen - Golden-I
  • Wet n Wild Craze -  The Gold and the Beautiful
  • Spoiled by Wet n Wild - Designated Driver
  • Jesse’s Girl - Riff-Raff
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - This is It




Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #6: Zimmerman’s Poison Frog

In my opinion, poison dart frogs are the coolest amphibians around. Why? Because they have the most beautiful warning colors! I, previously, have done a design based off of the Blue Poison Dart Frog (click here to see!). Aside from that one, the Zimmerman’s Poison (Dart) Frog is my other favorite, so I had to use it as inspiration! They’re truly beautiful creatures :)

Click here to see Kelly’s deadly darts!

Colors Used

  • Spoiled by Wet n Wild - I Only Eat Salads
  • Finger Paints - Guggen I’m Lime
  • Finger Paints - Art Dealer Teal-er
  • Sally Hansen - Blue Me Away!
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White



Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #5: Caribbean Sunset

Today’s theme is sunset, so I wanted to do more of a cool-toned image. I love seeing pictures of Caribbean sunsets and I haven’t done anything with birds or glitter gradients in a long time!

I also needed an excuse to use some of my new glitter :)

Click here to see Kelly’s sun set in the west!

Colors Used

  • Revlon - Waterfall
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Recollections - Ocean
  • Recollections - Waterfall
  • Dollar Nail Art - Mayan Gold
  • Dollat Nail Art - Gold