Day 31: Recreate Your Favourite Challenge (Double Feature)

Today, the 31 Day Challenge comes to an end for Me, Rie and Cris. There’s been some ups and downs but I’ve loved the whole experience. It will be nice to go back to posting whatever I want when I want but I’m slightly afraid that I’ve forgotten how to create manicures without a list to follow!
Cris, Rie and I were discussing what ‘Recreate Your Favourite Challenge’ actually means and in the end we just decided to recreate our favourite challenge from each others’ previous 30 days.
It’s a long post so you can see more after the jump…

From Rie’s challenge, I wanted to recreate her ‘Inspired by Fashion’ nails. She was inspired by some incredible Alexander McQueen shoes. To see and Rie’s mani and the shoes that inspired it, click here.
I love Rie’s mani because it translate the shoe perfectly on to her nails. The finished look is so simple and elegant which is everything I look for in a manicure.
I used E.L.F Innocence as a base and I don’t have the same Konad plate she used so I went for a design from one of my fauxnad plates which I stamped with Barry M Grey first, then Barry M Silver Foil. I sponged on a little silver glitter and added a top coat of NYC, et voila!

From Cris, I decided on her Flower nails from Day 14. She used a combination of stamping, freehand and dotting to create a beautiful vibrant manicure. Click here to see her mani.
I love Cris’s flower mani because every time I look at it I can’t help but feel a little warmer inside. It gives me a much needed reminder of summer now that the winter is kicking in. 
I used A-England Galahad as a base and Wet n Wild white for stamping with BM12. For the detail on the flowers, I used Collection 2000 Spangles and Rimmel Funky Diva. The Rhinestones are from Viva La Nails, and of course I used NYC Top Coat to finish it all off.

Don’t forget to head over to Cristina and Rie‘s blogs to see four more manicures today! I really cannot wait to see them!