Wednesday, 9 November 2011

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!

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26 comments:

  1. Well done for finishing the challenge, it's been awesome to watch! I love both your choices, and think that hey turned out awesome!

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  2. Sammy, This is beautiful. I have throughly enjoyed all of your 31-day challenges!! Brilliant job!

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  3. Totally thought of Rocky Horror when I read the post title!
    Love your manis, you are incredibly talented! X

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  4. Sam you did my McQueen nails some serious justice today, the mani looks fab!

    And I love your take on Cris' flower mani. I'll take every last bit of summer that I can get. ^_^ ♥

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  5. This fashion mani is my favorite of the challenge, it is so beautiful and delicate.

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  6. I saw Chris' flower mani and thought it was wonderful. Your one is equally amazing :) Love Rie's McQueen mani too :)

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  7. congrats =) i enjoyed these 31 days very much! =)

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  8. Both of these are incredible. You really are talented!

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  9. Both are so great!!
    I love them!

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  10. They both turned out soo beautiful!! I really love the ones based on Rie's! They really look like the shoes! I'm going to miss doing these challenges with you guys so much!

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  11. Loved watching this challenge, there have been some awesome manicures!

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  12. Congratulations on completing this challenge! It has been a lot of fun checking these blogs to see all of the beautiful creations!

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  13. Hats off to you Lovely Ladies for finishing the challenge and inspiring bloggers like me for 31 days straight!!!!

    I really enjoyed seeing the recreated looks on your nails... your nails always add a level of fun to the manicure and that is why I enjoy your posts so immensely.

    Love your take on Rie's fashion inspired manicure!

    I'll be back for sure to see what you post on now that you are "without a list" ;)

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  14. what stamping did you use for the gold one? i am obsessed.

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  15. btw... michael kors totally featured nailasaurus <3

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  16. Congrats on finishing the challenge! Both of these manicures are so pretty :)

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  17. The blue colorful nails stunning. great!

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  18. Congrats on finishing the challenge! It was something I looked forward to each day! Hope to see another challenge in the near future! & Awesome job recreating those mani's! :)

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  19. this was a lot of fun to watch you guys do this challenge. :) I loved them all. :)

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  20. So well done! It's been so lovely seeing your beautiful creations! Very inspiring!!

    I'm sad it's over, but I really have enjoyed reading about all 3 manis!!

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  21. I LOVE both of them! The first one is super pretty and delicate. You have made me wanna find my E.L.F innocence polish and make use of it :) xo

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  22. You guys did great. I really love your choices here. They are equally gorgeous. :-)

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