Recreation: December 2014

In December 2014, I did nail art related to christmas, but I also did some not related to anything. As it turns out, I am pretty pleased with the christmas themed ones; you can see them here. However, this gradient mani turned out nicely, but I remember where I was going with it, and that’s not where I ended. You can kinda see where the striping tape left indentations, but I ended up doing the gradient over top of it after I’d removed the striping tape because it’d riped some of the polish off.

December 2014


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I had some troubles with the striping tape ripping up the polish underneath – I gotta have more patience and let the polish dry more before putting on the tape.. In this case it didn’t matter too much since my naked nail color is so similar to the light pink. I’m not sure that I’m more satisfied with the recreation than the original, though..

Polishes used:

  • Essie – Muchi, Muchi
  • Essie – A Cut Above
  • Sally Hansen – Good To Grape

Recreation: november 2014

In november 2014, the 31 day nail polish challenge 2014 took up most of my nail art-time. For day 12 I attempted a manicure with stripes, but since I didn’t have any striping tape at that time, I had to free-hand the stripes, which made the whole thing a little messy. It’s always bothered me, because I really like the idea and the color combination. That makes this manicure a perfect contender for my recreation-series! Continue reading

Recreation: october 2014

Since my blog has celebrated its first birthday, I thought it could be super fun to go back and choose a nail design I did in a particular month last year and recreate it to honor it and see how much better I’ve gotten since. There are many of my first design that had very much potential, but my talent at the time often didn’t live up to what I had in mind.

My blog turned 1 year in late september, but I didn’t get around to the nail art until october, so october 2014 is the first month with nail designs to recreate.
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