Category Archives: ABC Nail Challenge 2014

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: Z is for Zoya Gradient

Hey everyone! I hope your week has been good so far! It’s almost Friday! My week has been pretty good, nothing too exciting happened. This semester is almost winding down – I have two big papers and two tests left (as well as normal homework) and then I’m done with my undergraduate degree. I’m excited and scared at the same time haha. I’m excited because I’ll be done with school and scared because I’ll have to find a job and decide where I’m going to be living (which depends on where I get a job). I’m sure most people graduating probably feel the same way, so at least I’m not alone.

Today’s nails mark the end of the ABC Nail Challenge 2014, with Z is for Zoya Gradient. For these nails I started with a coat of Zoya – Anchor base coat. I then applied two coats of Zoya – Arizona as my base color. For my gradient I used Zoya – Arizona and Zoya – Reagan and a make-up sponge. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. My gradients still need some work haha. Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Z is for Zoya Gradient (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: Y is for Yellow

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good; on Friday I went to the humane society and walked dogs (and broke a nail in the process, so I have short nails now haha), on Saturday I made and delivered Easter baskets to nursing homes with my internship, and on Sunday I went to my grandparent’s house for dinner. I don’t have anything super exciting going on this week (that I know of at least). I’m almost done with my ABC Nail Challenge (after today I only have Z left!), and I already have another challenge in mind (that will take a while to complete and I’ll probably be doing other designs mixed in).

Today’s nails are Y is for Yellow. I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense for my base coat. I then applied three coats of Julep – Lilou (it probably would have been fine with two coats, but I applied mine sloppily so I needed three). I then applied a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading, have a great day! 🙂

Y is for Yellow (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: X is for X Nails

Hey everyone! I hope your week is going well so far, it’s almost the weekend! I’ve finished my classes for the week, now I just have online homework due by Sunday and two papers that I have to work on (and, of course, they’re both due on the same day). Oh well, at least the semester is almost over! And then graduation! Oh man, it’s getting real.

Today’s nails are X is for X nails (I know, I’m super creative haha). I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense for my base coat. I then applied three coats of Julep – Courteney. I allowed that to dry and then applied striping tape in an “X” shape, applied a generous coat of Julep – Payton, and then removed the striping tape (unfortunately, when I pulled off some of the striping tape some of my base color came off with it – that’s why there are some parts that look a little off). I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading! X is for X Nails (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: W is for Wet n Wild Water Marble

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good, I decorated my cap for graduation (I’ll post pictures when it gets closer to graduation, I’m not sure if I’m completely done yet haha), went to a volunteer appreciation event on Sunday, did laundry, and did homework (I know, I know, I live such an exciting life haha). I have my internship today and then a class in the evening.

Today’s nails are W is for Wet n Wild Water Marble. I don’t really like how these turned out, but I didn’t/don’t feel like re-doing them, so here they are haha. I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense as my base coat. I then applied two coats of China Glaze – White on White. The colors I used for the water marble were Wet n Wild – Candy-licious, Wet n Wild – Lavender Crème, and Wet n Wild – Fergalicious (all repeated twice). I then applied a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

W is for Wet n Wild Water Marble (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: V is for Vines

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week! I didn’t end up going to the animal shelter on Wednesday (I couldn’t wake up early haha), but I’m planning on going tomorrow. I had my internship yesterday and today I’m going to lunch and grocery shopping with my grandma. Then for the rest of the day and weekend I’ll be doing homework and relaxing.

Today’s nails are V is for Vines (the plant kind, not the app). I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense as my base coat. I then applied two coats of Julep – Misti as my base color. Once that had dried, I used Shany Cosmetics Stamping Plate SH21 and Wet n Wild – Black Crème to stamp the vine image. I then applied a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend! 🙂

V is for Vines (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: U is for Untried (Julep – Mariska)

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: U is for Untried (Julep – Mariska)

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and start of your week! My weekend was pretty good. On Saturday I wanted to go to the animal shelter, but I didn’t want to be tired for the picnic/baseball game I was going to with my internship, so I ended up going to the shelter on Sunday instead. After all the dogs had been out at least once, I sat with four eight week old chihuahua puppies (they were sooo tiny!), if I had my own place and could have a dog (and money and time for a dog haha), I totally would have adopted one haha. Monday and yesterday I went to my internship and then I went to my classes. If I can wake up in the morning, I’ll be going to to the shelter and walking dogs today.

Today’s letter is U is for Untried. I had a hard time figuring out something I could actually do with/to my nails and I figured untried was a good idea (and a good way to get another swatch on my Polish Stash page). I got Julep – Mariska on Monday, so that’s the color I went with. I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense Strengthening Protein Treatment as a base coat. I then applied two coats of Julep – Mariska (there is still some slight Visible Nail Line, but I think with three coats there would be none). Julep describes Mariska as a “juicy tangerine shimmer.” For my top coat I used one coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat. The first picture is taken how I normally take my pictures and the second picture is taken with flash (for color accuracy). Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

U is for Untried (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

U is for Untried (ABC Nail Challenge 2014) [with flash]

ABC Nail Challenge 2014: T is for Turquoise Stone Nails

Hey everyone! Happy Friday, I hope you had a great week! This is the first week in a while that I’ve actually posted three times haha. My week went pretty good, I’m still trying to get used to school again after spring break, but I’m working on it. I still have some online homework to do, but I have until Sunday at midnight to get it all done. I’m going to a UA baseball game and picnic tomorrow afternoon for my internship, and in the morning I’m hoping to go to the animal shelter to walk dogs, but it depends on how much sleep I get (I don’t want to be tired when walking dogs or at the picnic/baseball game haha). If I don’t go tomorrow, I’ll go on Sunday. Then for the rest of the weekend I’ll be doing homework and researching jobs – super fun haha.

Today’s nails are T is for Turquoise Stone nails. I’ve done turquoise stone nails before, but I like today’s nails better. I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense Strengthening Protein Treatment for my base coat. I then applied two coats of Zoya – Wednesday for my base color. I then applied a coat of Sephora by OPI – It’s Real 18K Gold Top Coat. I used Wet n Wild – Black Crème and hairspray to create the black veins. I then applied a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat. (I’m not sure who came up with the original nail design, but this is the tutorial I followed). Thanks for reading! Have a great day and weekend! 🙂 T is for Turquoise Stone Nails (ABC Nail Challenge 2014)

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