Day 18 of OMD Challenge- Scalloped Lace

Day 18 of the nail art challenge is centered around DELICATE designs.  I’ve never tried a lace pattern before.. so I decided on some hand painted scalloped lace over a pretty coral.  Here’s what I’m wearing:

  • Color Club Coral Cascade– 2 coats as a base color
  • Color Club Lava Lamp– sponged onto the tips
  • NYC French White Tip– lace accents
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Perky Pink– 1 coat (it’s a pink holographic glitter)
  • Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat


I think it’s looks way better in real life.  The white looks crisper and the Lava Lamp tips look so bright in comparison to the soft coral base.  I guess my camera couldn’t handle that lava lamp!

DELICATE can be interpreted in so many different ways so I’m excited to see the other designs for today!  Here’s the linky dink-

18. Delicate :

OMD Rather Awesome Challenge: Day 3 Purple- Gradient

Welcome to day 3 of the July OMD nail challenge! Today is dedicated to purple- and who doesn’t love purple? When I was a little girl I adored purple- if you asked me what my favorite colors were I’d say PINK PURPLE AND BLUE! So I usually think of purple as being a cute girly color. Buttttt, purple also has an edgy, dark side… and that’s the look I’m going for today!

I started with two easy coats of Color Club Disco Dress.  This purple is so hottt … I just love it!  Then I paired it with a sponged black gradient and some light purple rhinestones… et voila!  I am really enjoying wearing this edgy purple design!  I like how the black tips make the royal purple color pop.  It reminds me of something that Elvira Mistress of the Dark would wear !


You can still join our challenge if you haven’t already!  It’s not too late!

View the other purple designs here:

3. Purple :


OMD Rather Awesome Challenge: Day 2 Blue- Dotted Blue Frenchie

Welcome to day 2 of the Oh Mon Dieu! It’s the Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway!!  The theme of day 2 is BLUE. 😀


First off I’d like to sincerely thank everyone for all the birthday wishes yesterday!  I had such a great day and all your warm comments really helped make the day feel special for me.  So thank you!  Nail bloggers are some of the sweetest and most encouraging people I’ve ever met!  You all are great… thank you for being a part of my life!

 Now that all the mushiness is out of the way 😀 let’s get to my blue design!  I started with one thick coat of a baby blue cream called Take Me To Your Chateau by Color Club.  When that was dry I taped off my tips using painters tape and I applied some dark blue using AVON Forget-Me-Not Blue.  I slowly removed the tape and was pretty impressed with my light and dark blue french mani!  But why stop there?  I then embellished the design with a dotting tool to create more interest.  I really like the monochromatic effect of the two blues in this frenchie- it’s pretty simple but also fun and retro.  I hope you like it. 😀


 I’m geared up to see the other blue manis now!  I really get a kick out of checking the inlinkz for updates!  You can view them here:

 2. Blue :

snakeskin magnet swap-out

This is a follow-up to my snakeskin post from a few days ago! That green Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin mani came out great! I really love the magnet that came with it. Ever since then I’ve had the urge to test out that snakeskin magnet on other polishes from my stash! Here are the two I chose….

Orly Magnetic FX Paint On Electron

Orly Magnetic FX Paint On Electron: This silver/grey polish was a little meh for me since the snakeskin design came out very subtle.  If you want to see more pics of this polish here’s a nice post by thePolishAholic.

Color Club Magnetic Force Hipnotic

Magnetic Force by Color Club Hipnotic: This magenta polish never disappoints.  I like the bright pink undertones that pop up when the magnet hits this polish!  Just a side note- this color is a dupe of Finger Paints Hipnotic.  Somehow I ended up with both bottles and they are identical!

That was a fun test- those polishes only needed one coat and also dried super quick.  Now I feel like mis-matching my magnets and trying them with all my different polishes!