March Nailart Challenge-day 31-Drip Nails

drips coffin nails

For the last day of this months challenge the theme was drips so I did some pastel and glittery drips.

I used OPI ‘I Theodora You’ as my base, Vinylux ‘Cake Pop’, ‘Azure Wish’, ‘Mint Convertible’ and ‘Sun Bleached’ for the drips and China Glaze ‘Fairy Dust’ ontop.


March Nailart Challenge-day 25-Match Outfit Of The Day

match ootd paws

So for the 25th March the challenge was to do some nails to match your outfit of the day, as during this day I wore an outfit I’d worn previously for another Match OOTD a couple of months ago I waited till the evening and decided to do some nails to match my pyjamas.

So I used OPI ‘Alpine Snow’ as a base and Essie ‘Lapis Of Luxury’ for the paws, which I created using a double ended dotting tool.

Then I topped my nails with Seche Vite.

March Nailart Challenge-day 22-Spring Nails


For this days nail art challenge I decided to recreate a mani I did almost a year ago that was inspired by @kaitlinferland.

So for this mani I used Essie’s ‘Borrowed & Blue’ as my base, then OPI ‘Sparrow Me The Drama’, ‘I Theodora You’ and ‘Strawberry Margarita’ for the roses, and OPI ‘Green-wich Village’ and China Glaze ‘Grass Is Lime Greener’ for the stems and leaves.

I then topped them with Seche Vite.

Although these look rather different from my first mani last year inspired by Kaitlin, I kind of feel like they became my own, what do you think?

March Nailart Challenge-day 20-Daisy Nails

mint daisies

So as you may know daisy nail art is one of my favourite looks to create, along with leopard print, as they are so easy and quick and can have so many different colour ways.

So for the start of spring I wanted to use some lovely pastel colours.

I used China Glaze ‘At Vase Value’ as my base, then OPI ‘Alpine Snow’ and ‘Sparrow Me The Drama’ for the daisies and dots.

I used a rather large dotting tool as well for these nails to cover a large area, the smaller your nails the smaller your dotting tool should be.

I then topped them all with Seche Vite.

March Nailart Challenge-Day 14-Flake Nails


For day 14 of this months nail art challenge the theme was flakes which is a it of a strange theme if you ask me, but it’s something different from what @californails usually does.

So in the picture above I did something simple and something I’ve done before but I loved the combo so wanted to d it again.

I used Butter London ‘Disco Biscuit’ which was my first Butter London and I do like it but it is so jelly like I have to do about 4-5 coats of it but it’s so pretty who cares?!

I then topped them with OPI ‘Pure’ 18k white gold and silver flake topcoat from the Mariah Carey Holiday collection which I just love, perhaps even more than ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’.

Then I added Seche Vite on top for quick drying and shine.

March Nailart Challenge-day 11- Neon Nails


For this day’s challenge I also mixed it with some Bestie Twin Nails I did with my friend @lexi_lacquer on instagram, where the theme was neon so we decided to do some leopard print nails.

I used Polish Me To Go’s glow in the dark neon polishes ‘Strawberry Dreams’ and ‘Kiwi Squeeze’ and OPI ‘Lady In Black’.

I thought these looked fantastic and actually kept them on for a few days as I loved the colour combo, and after using some Lauren’s Way fake tan thought the neon looked great on me!

I then topped them all with Seche Vite fast drying topcoat, which also smoothed over the glow in the dark polishes which I find to be quite chalky.

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March Nailart Challenge-Day 4-Ombre


For yesterday’s challenge the theme was ombre, now I know some people do what I call a gradient as ombre, and its really up to you what you want to call them but to me a gradient is where you use two or three colours on the same nail creating a graduation of colour, where as an ombre is where you have one colour in a variety of shades on different nails.

So I chose pink as my colour and used China Glaze ‘Spring In My Step’ on my pinkie and for the barbie logo, OPI ‘Got A Date To Knight’ on my ring finger, ‘Sparrow Me The Drama’ on my middle finger, ‘Shorts Story’ on my index and ‘Strawberry Margarita’ on my thumb nail and for the Barbie lettering.

For the accent nails for the Barbie logos I used a Fine detailing paintbrush by Citadel, available in the UK from Gamesworshop.

I then finished them all off with Seche Vite.