Monday, August 20, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 1 - Red

Hey all! Monday, boo.

Aanyway, today I'm starting the famous 31 Day Challenge! I'm so excited to be joining these awesome ladies, I've always wanted to do this with other people and I know we've got a great group going. Special thanks go to Kimber from Kimber's Lacquer Korner for getting us all together and laying down the law ;).

Now, of course I wanted to start this off with a bang. And of course it didn't go as planned. I'm not a red nail polish fan. I can admire it on other people, but something about the way it goes with my skin tone has never convinced me. Point is, I was completely uninspired and confused when I started this. To add insult to injury, my topcoat bubbled like crazy and dragged the polish around so I had to find some way to fix it. I still kinda sorta maybe like the result a little bit though.

I used 2 coats of Essie Fishnet Stockings, a beautiful deep brick red with a great non-staining formula. Then, when everything went wrong, I layered Essie As Gold as it Gets and stamped with RA-119.






So yeah...I'm gonna go ahead and apologize for this. I really didn't know where I was going with it and it shows. I do have some really cool stuff planned out for other challenge days so it will get more exciting :D.

The good part is there's more manis you can check out! For some better ideas, check the links below:


Have a good day lovelies! 

30 comments:

  1. You definitely can't tell it went wrong :)

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  2. I agree with Sam. It is definitely a fall design :)

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    1. Thank you! It is quite fall, huh? Didn't realize it until now :)

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  3. Yeah I don't see any wrong here, silly! Looks like a pretty cool fall mani to me. I love AGAIG with this red. Gorgeous!

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  4. I loveeeeeeeeeeee the gold flakey over fishnet stockings! Fishnet stockings used to be my goto red when I used to go get my nails done at the nail salon. I haven't used it in years but you made it look so good I might just have to pick up a bottle!

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    1. That's a very high compliment for me, thank you! That's currently my mom's go to pedi color and she even got our neighbor to buy it too. It really must be a great red if I can like it :P.

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  5. I will always love red & gold together, looks so rich!

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  6. LOVE! I haven't posted mine yet and I really hate them, will be redoing tonight before I post!!

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    1. Lol, I so would have done that if I'd had more time. I bet the first one was not bad at all ;)

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  7. Love this! I love how gold and red look with another they compliment each other nicely :)

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  8. I don't see anything wrong with this! It looks great! I love all the additions you made over Fishnet Stockings.

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  9. This is gorgeous!! Love the red and gold combo. So pretty and classic!

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    1. Very true! The only time I want to wear gold jewelry is when I wear red, they just go together.

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  10. I agree with everyone here...you needn't fret because this mani looks fabulous. Love, love, love the combo of fishnet stockings and AGIG. It's a knockout!

    One more thing: GREAT pix! :)

    Lisa

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  11. I really love this! Don't be hard on yourself, I think it turned out great!

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    1. Thank you! I tend to pressure myself for challenges, sometimes it works and sometimes it's disappointing, but you all make me feel a lot better :)

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  12. Had you stamped with gold, it would have been perfect! Still great, just not as fresh as possible. I know what you mean, I have same feelings about red polish.

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    1. That was the original plan but my gold stamping polish was being a pain and drying too fast and the black was just there looking at me :D

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  13. I think it looks great! Your clean up skills around your cuticles are also stellar! I always struggle with that. BTW, I just joined in on the challenge! :)

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    1. Thank you! Trust me, I was doing cleanup for a long while. I also let them 'rest' for a bit, then cleaned up again. Red polish is a bi... to clean!

      I'm so happy you joined! It's definitely gonna be a lot of fun.

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  14. wow, for a polish-gone-wrong this looks FABULOUS!!! I love this combo!!!

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  15. Love it! Even though you think it went wrong it looks just great!

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    1. You're all so nice (and forgiving)! Thank you :D

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