#OMD3nails! Day 25 – Weather

Hello! Today I will be showing you my design for weather in the #OMD3nails challenge!

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Living in the UK, we don’t have the best weather. It’s a case of rain most of the time and on rare, rare occasions, we have a little bit of sun. But even then the bright light and heat is a shock to the sun itself, hence the sunglasses on the sun in my mani 😉

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I created the sun accent nail by starting with a pastel yellow base and adding a tiny amount of orange polish around the edges of the nail. I then used a black striper to create the mouth, along with two rectangles which I filled in and some small lines to create the sunglasses.

On my other nails, I decided to go for rain. I didn’t want the design to be too miserable weather looking so I used a pastel blue base coat (No7 Duck Egg Blue) as the sky. To create a raindrop texture, I simply placed spots of top coat onto the base. I was quite generous with the amount because I wanted it to bubble.

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I didn’t add a final layer of topcoat the the raindrop incase I flattened the design.

I love the texture, although they flattened slightly, they still look very bubbly and fun. They remind me of bubble wrap and who can resist bubble wrap?

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That’s all for today’s post! Be sure to check out the remaining prompts and the other nails in the linkup!

Thanks for reading.

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#OMD3nails! Day 24 – Flames

Hello! Today I will be showing you my post for day 24 – flames. Now this ideas is very different and slightly out of my comfort zone but I like pushing boundaries with this challenge.

I created a dramatic accent nail for this design using a false nail which is very impractical and I took it off after photographing the design because I couldn’t even type with it on and almost poked my eye out 😀

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I painted all of my nails black using Orly’s Liquid Vinyl polish and added a goal stud to the bottom of each nail. Basic, but I didn’t want to detract attention from the ‘wild nail’. I was slightly inspired by the Hunger Games series, in particularly Catching fire, for this design and wanted to stick with that colour scheme.

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To create the accent nail, I cut a white false nail into a flame shape at an angle. I filed the edges to make it a bit less sharp but it was still lethal! I applied the false nail onto my nail using sticker tabs which I much prefer to glue because they don’t destroy your nails but still provide a strong base. You may notice that I’ve used my right hand for photographs this time – this is because I accidentally snapped the nail which I’m using as the accent 😦 It was a sad moment… but at least I used it to my advantage and it saved me from filing down another nail.

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To create the flame effect, I used a neon yellow, orange and red polish to create a no-water marble nail. I added all of the polish onto the nail and used a toothpick to swirl the colour around and make it look fiery!

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I topped everything with a coat of Seche Vite for an extra shine and chip protection although I pulled that pointy nail off straight away to avoid injury!

Let me know what you think of this design. It’s a bit different and no good for everyday wear although it would be cool for a party and I think it would match a Hunger Games theme. Katniss Everdeen or Effie Trinket would rock this design. I’m getting carried away. But you get my idea.

Thank you for reading! New post really soon!

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