OH MON DIEU! 2015

Oh Mon Dieu! The OMD challenge is back and it’s time for part 3!

Hello fellow bloggers, readers, family and friends! Now I’m not going to go into my usual excuses post about why I haven’t blogged, instead I’ll give you a few words; A levels, homework, exams, exam stress, post-exam celebration and cramming the start of next year’s work into the end of term. With that off my chest, I shall begin my first post in a very, very long time! How embarrassing…

I am pleased to announce that I am taking part in the Oh Mon Dieu! 3 challenge this July! For my fellow nail blog buddies, you’ll know that this fantastic challenge is held each July by 4 amazing (and brave!) nail bloggers –Craftynail, Eeeek! Nail Polish!, Nail That Accent and Brijits Digits.

I enjoyed this challenge so much last year, I even hovered in the reception of the hotel for free wifi to upload my designs while on a holiday… hehe.

I have some ideas in mind for the challenge and I’m hoping that the daily prompts will provide me with inspiration to complete the majority of the days and keep me blogging! We will find out 🙄

I would recommend the challenge to everybody! Regardless of your experience, give this challenge a go! You can even enter a raffle after each prompt to be in with the chance of winning some dreamy nail polish prizes!

Here are some of my designs from last year!

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Mint

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Coral

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Bright

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Dark

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Ikat

 

Funky French

Funky French

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Glitter Placement

 

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Dotticure

And more importantly, the 31 prompts for this year!

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For more information, please see the OMD reference page here and I look forward to seeing you in the linkup 😉

Make sure you follow my instagram page @ljmoo123 to follow my progress and of course check back here to see my designs and designs by other nailartoholics! Thanks for reading!

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OMD2 July Nail Challenge! Day 9 – Jelly

Hello! As promised, here’s another OMD2 challenge before it closes tomorrow! Make sure you enter those last-minute entries! Yes, I have skipped challenges and jumped from day 28, to day 9 but there we go. Creativity and ideas can’t be forced, they just happen at the most random times. This probably explains why I am so random… 🙄

In my last post, after going slightly off topic and talking about my holiday, I said that I had bought some new nail polish! I’m planning on posting an overview of my purchases tomorrow but I decided to feature two of the polishes today in the OMD2 jelly challenge!

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FLORMAR! I love love love this brand! unfortunately though, there are no Flormar stores in the UK 😦 Why!? Although, there is a store in Tenerife which is the perfect excuse for me to buy half of the store when I visit and stock up on these polishes 🙂 check out the Flormar website to see if there’s a store near you!

I personally thought that the Icy Top polish by Flormar looked like jelly with sprinkles inside! How amazing is this polish! This is why I decided to use it in today’s post. I started by applying a base coat, base colour (also by Flormar in the shade 450, more on that tomorrow) and I then added random blobs of the Icy Top, jelly looking polish! This design is so simple, I don’t think I should even call it a design. I didn’t even use a dotting tool! I still really like these nails though. They also remind me of water drops and I just love the texture! I’m easily pleased sometimes, as you can tell.

jelly dotsThis Icy Top polish is very similar to the OPI sheer tints except it contains little white strands and white dots. Another reason why I love it. I probably wouldn’t wear the polish on its own but it looks really good on top of the 450 colour.

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The best part is, this polish is available in a variety of colours! This is the shade IT01 (If you like rants about polishes without names, tomorrow’s post is for you… 😈 ) I can’t find them on the English Flormar website to check but, I believe you can purchase this polish in green, red and a clear version available.

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I applied a top coat after completing this mani to ensure that it lasts a little while longer! That’s all for this post! Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the other designs in this category!

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