Because today is the last day for a lot of you, I thought I would reflect on this month-long challenge today, since I’ll probably be too exhausted tomorrow! I am really glad I decided to participate. I did a challenge for every day, although on some days I was too embarrassed to submit it to the group link. When I look at the early challenges versus now, it’s amazing how far I’ve come with my creativity and technical skills. I’m really proud of how far I’ve come but I’d like to keep growing!
The problem I’m having now is, I don’t know quite what to do with myself without someone telling me what to do! I started this blog at the beginning of the challenge, so I’ve never really been on my own, so to speak. What sort of “feel” do I want to have? Do I want to swatch lots of colors and comment on the formula, pigmentation, etc., or do I want to focus more on nail art? I think that, even as I type this, I know that the answer is “do whatever makes you happy.” There is always someone out there that is going to be smarter, better, more creative than you. I know that I’m not going to add anything mind blowing, but I’ll have fun, and if no one ever visits this corner of the internet, at least I will know that I had a good time and I preserved the art for a time.
That’s the lovely thing about nail art, it is fleeting. You will have to remove it at some point and start afresh.
Anyway, inspired by a tutorial day 31 was created using this video. I laid down a base of OPI Step Right UP. Then, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Green With Envy, Ulta Cream of the Crop, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Grey Area (for the stem). These were so cute and fun, and really quite easy.
For Day 31, to create a manicure that I love (with a link), I chose a fishtail manicure that I saw here that included a tutorial. Never done these, and I love them! I used Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac, Violet Voltage, and Posh Plum with Essie Penny Talk.
I had a great time, made some new friends, and learned a lot! I hope I can find another awesome group challenge to get into soon!