Daisy

31DC2014: Day 01 Red Nails

What is 31DC2014 you ask? (My boyfriend asked). It stands for 31 Day Challenge 2014! For 31 days I will be painting my nails daily, each day a new theme or challenge. The theme list is included in the image below. Several nail art & polish bloggers are tackling this challenge during the month of September and I thought it would be fun to try it out. Wish me luck! @_@


31DC2014 31 Day Challenge Petite Peinture Chalkboardnails

Day 1′s prompt is Red. I decided to kick this challenge off with the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton style). I thought she would be perfect for red. After all, she did want her roses painted red. :P

31DC2014 31 Day Challenge Petite Peinture Day 1 Red Queen of Hearts

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Daisy

piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014

Hi guys, I’m participating in the piCture pOlish Blog/InstaFest 2014 this year! There are two parts to this festival and 5 selected participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with the amazing piCture pOlish for a shade in their 2015 blogger’s collection. How neat is that?

piCture pOlish Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

So without further ado, here is Part 1! Part 1 is a swatch of a piCture pOlish nail polish. I was given Frosting to swatch and review. Frosting is a very girly glitter mix of white hearts, purple, magenta, white, and silver mini hex glitters suspended in a murky pale lavendar (almost white) cream. I had no problem getting to full opacity with 3 coats. I smoothed the glitter out with a layer of top coat.

piCture pOlish Frosting Swatch Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

The color is very cute and it reminded me a bit of this lavendar cupcake I really love so I used it as an excuse to get a cupcake. :blush: It’s for the picture!! (I did eat the cupcake too.)

piCture pOlish Frosting Swatch Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

piCture pOlish Frosting Swatch Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

piCture pOlish Frosting Swatch Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

piCture pOlish Frosting Swatch Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

Part 2 is in collaboration with NailVinyls. I was given the colors Honeydew and Peaches ‘n Cream to create a look using these awesome nail vinyls. (Mine were a packet of striped vinyls.) I was very happy with my color combination. Honeydew is bright mint green and Peaches ‘N Cream is a soft coral. The two colors in combination are so beautiful and bright, they pack just the right amount of punch as we close out on summer 2014. (Don’t they remind you of a cute summer cocktail?)

piCture pOlish Honeydew Peaches n Cream Stripes Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

The vinyls are seriously so awesome, I’ve always found striping tape in general kind of flimsy. But these vinyls really take care of the job. They block the paint really well, they mold nicely to my nail shape, they are just sticky enough that they don’t peel off the layer below. I’m a pretty big fan and am looking forward to trying out some of their other products.

Some helpful tips, since we get this question a lot: You do want to leave 15 minutes between your previous layer/base coat and the tape. It also helps to put a layer of fast drying top coat on your previous/base coat to ensure the previous layer doesn’t come off with the tape. Generally you also want to pull the tape off within a few seconds (before the paint dries) of applying to the paint doesn’t dry to the tape and then you pull all of it off. :)

piCture pOlish Honeydew Peaches n Cream Stripes Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

piCture pOlish Honeydew Peaches n Cream Stripes Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

piCture pOlish Honeydew Peaches n Cream Stripes Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

piCture pOlish Honeydew Peaches n Cream Stripes Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

piCture pOlish Honeydew Peaches n Cream Stripes Petite Peinture Blog Insta Fest 2014

piCture pOlish is an Australian brand, but no worries, there are plenty of online e-tailers like Llarowe that ship in the U.S. Here is a list of International sites that stock piCture pOlish.

Additional Links:

piCture pOlish
piCture pOlish Everyday Deal
piCture pOlish on Instagram
piCture pOlish on Facebook

NailVinyls.com
NailVinyls on Instagram
NailVinyls on Facebook

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Daisy

UP

“I have just met you and I loooooveee you”

Today’s nail art features Disney Pixar’s movie UP. I love Dug (the cone of shame dog) and had to include him along with Carl and the iconic house with balloons.
Disney Pixar UP Petite Peinture Nail Art

For the iconic house with balloons in the sky I used these little caviar beads (#456) from Born Pretty Store. Remember, DGG10 gets you 10% off! :)

Disney Pixar UP Petite Peinture Nail Art
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Rathy

Winstonia Nail Wrap Review – Midnight Mystery

We received two different nail wrap designs from Winstonia. One was the Pastel Impressions which has a more detailed review and explanation of the process. So don’t forget to check out that post.

Here I am trying out a design called Midnight Mystery! Which can be purchased here at the Winstonia Store.

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