Wednesday, September 5, 2012

31 Day Polish Challenge Day 21: Inspired By a Color

So to make up for my lack of completing a water marble for day 20, I decided to give you 3 purple manis to celebrate this day (and since purple is my absolute favorite color, it wasn't too hard.)

First up I decided to do some nail art with one of my new stripers. I think purple and gold were made for each other, so that is what I did for this mani. I used Finger Paints Plum Startled as the base and a gold Stripe Rite striper for the accents. These pictures don't show how gorgeous and glowy Plum Startled is, but it is a winner. I recommend picking it up from Sally's before the fall displays are cleaned out.

Up next I did some layering with a fabulous new glitter I got from Darling Diva Polish called Carrie. It reminds me of a glitter version of OPI I Lily Love You with added blue shimmer. I have swatched it over red, pink, purple, and dark blue so far and it looks amazing over all of them. I highly recommend it because it is gorgeous and versatile. 

This is 2 coats of Carrie over OPI Funky Dunkey (my favorite purple creme)

And last but not least, I decided to do some subtle stamping over one of my other favorite purple cremes, OPI Planks a Lot. I used a-England Princess Tears to stamp and I was very pleased with the results.

I used the flower design on the right of the Bundle Monster 204 plate (from the second Bundle Monster set).

So I hope you enjoyed the many sides of purple in this post. I am always happy to devote any post to purple, so this was an easy one! Thanks for looking!


  1. All pretty but the first mani with Plum Startled is stunning, just stunning!

  2. I love them all, but the one with Carrie is my favorite <3
    You're kicking this challenge's butt :D

    1. Thank you! I feel like I have let it drag out so long because I was busy, but I am determined to finish it.

  3. I adore that free hand nail art with FP Plum Startled, friggin' fabulous!