It’s that time of year again when internet nail artists the world over have to decide between their spare time/social life/sleep and the 31 Day Challenge. Call me crazy, but this year I have once again opted for the latter! I was unsure for a while about joining the challenge this year but I eventually decided it would be plain weird not to. This will be my 5th consecutive year and it would be a real shame to break that streak so I’m going to try my hardest to stick with it right through to the end.
For the first few days I like to ease myself in with some plain(ish) manis as the prompts don’t call for much else. I took to Periscope on Monday (follow me @thesammersaurus) and asked everyone who was watching to help me choose which of my red polishes to use for Day 1’s ‘Red Nails‘. In the end, we settled on a classic red creme with a few glitter accents.
The Nail Polish
I used 2 coats of Barry M Blood Orange/Red for my base and painted on 2 thin coats of Lynnderella Ruby Red Ruby for the accents.
Here are the cues coming up in the challenge. If you’re only just finding out about this, it’s not too late to join in! Just post when you can and catch up if you have a chance. You can also follow along on the #31DC2015 hashtag pretty much everywhere but most of the action will be on Instagram!
If you fancy scrolling through the archives of my previous challenge efforts, you’ll find them here: 31DC2011 | 31DC2012 | 31DC2013 | 31DC2014
Thanks to Sarah @ Chalkboard Nails
for the beautifully designed graphics again this year!
Today is the start of the #31DC2014 and until just a few hours ago, I was planning to sit this one out as I’ve just started a new job and and struggling to fit in time for blogging every 3 days, let alone every single day! In the early hours of this morning, I started contemplating it and I knew I’d be missing out if I didn’t even try
to complete it again this year. In the end I decided to just dive in and take each day as it comes! If you want, you can catch up with my efforts from the challenge in 2011
This year, I’m not going to commit myself to completing every single day but I’m going to try my damnedest to finish them all anyway! If I do have to sit out a day here or there, it’ll be very hard not to feel guilty about it!
Big thanks to Chalkboard Nails
for basically organising the annual gathering of 31 Day Challengers single-handedly. If you want to find out more about the challenge or even take part yourself, she wrote a great FAQ on her blog
We’re kicking off today with red. I’m going to be taking full advantage of the first 6 days where no nail art is required to ease myself in. It’ll also give me chance to use plenty of my glitter polishes that don’t get enough love. Today I’ve gone with a glittery jelly/topper from Pahlish over a few coats of my boldest red polish.
Pahlish Thunderous Sparks