OMD Rather Awesome Challenge: Day 1 Pink- Birthday Cupcake

Hey nail fans!  Today is such a great day!  July 1st is day one of our OMD Nail Art Challenge AND it’s my birthday!!  To commemorate this momentous occasion I’ve got some birthday cupcake nails to share with you!

I started with one of my absolute favorite summer polishes called Ali by Zoya (you can read more about how much I love it here on Trine-Marie’s post).  Then I painted on a cupcake using a bunch of different polishes- I won’t bore you with all the specific nail polish names lol.  However, I will tell you that I dotted the cherry on top with a Sephora by OPI color called And a Cherry on Top.  LOL How cute is that?  I also added some Party of Five glitter topper by Wet n Wild to look like confetti…. and some hand-painted white streamers using OPI Alpine Snow.  I decided against painting candles on top.  I could never fit 36 candles on there.  How did I end up being 36 already?  I feel like I’m 25!  I guess I’m testament to the fact that immaturity keeps you young!  hehe


I hope you like my pinky cupcake nails!  I can’t wait to see what the other Day 1 pink designs look like!  Check them out here….
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Nail Art Challenge Starts now!!!!!!

Our July Nail Art Challenge starts now!  Even though it’s not July 1st in the US, it’s July 1st in some parts of the world… so here’s our kickoff!!  Welcome to what we call The OMD Challenge! Submissions run from July 1st 2013 >> Aug 5th 2013.

If you are ready to start submitting your nail designs for Day 1 (pink) you can access our reference page for the Inlinkz and the Rafflecopter links here: Nail Challenge Reference Page.   You might want to bookmark this page because you’ll be visiting it A LOT in July!

If you need more info on how the challenge works then please visit the full description (and prize info!) here: Description of The OMD Challenge.

Don’t forget our themes for each day…


And here’s what you may win…


Any questions?  Contact me!  If you’re participating and want to add a widget to your blog– I have one on my sidebar (or on the bottom of my web page if you’re on a mobile device)!  Feel free to copy the OMD image and add it to your website.  If your not participating but want to view the nail art designs each day- then come check my blog everyday or visit this page: Nail Challenge Reference Page.  Can’t wait to see all your pretty nails!!

♥ Jacqui

Twinkle, Texture and a Little Tip!

peach_purple_swirl_roseThe title of this post cracks me up! I don’t know… maybe my mind is a tad bit in the gutter. Or maybe it just sounds silly or something. Am I alone here? 😀

So how did I come up with the name twinkle, texture and a little tip?

1- My base coat is called TWINKLE by Pure Ice.  The formula is thick but it’s a stunning coral color with orangey/gold shimmer.  Takes forever to dry, but nothing a little Seche Vite can’t fix.  I love this warm peachy shade…  it feels shimmery, sunny and makes me look tan!  Take a look ↓


2- I grabbed my TEXTURE polish for some quick rose nail art!  I was inspired to try this out after seeing work/play/polish’s awesome Minnie’s Closet mani.  To create this look I applied Milani Texture in Purple Streak over top of my coral base.  I used a detail brush which worked ok, but I had to keep cleaning it with acetone since the textured polish would gunk up quickly.  It came out nice for my first attempt though ↓


3- Here’s A LITTLE TIP: save your soda bottle caps!  They come in handy to mix paint up in… or just to use as a little palette to drop some polish into for your nail art.  Have you ever tried to return bottles in one of those recyclable redemption machines and noticed that they ask you to remove the caps first?  Well now you can make good use of them!


Hope you likey!  Thanks for reading.  And don’t forget- Eeeek and Brijit and I are planning a JULY Nail Art Challenge so get your brushes ready, ladies!!  You don’t have to do every design for every day…  so no stress!  I really hope you join us!  More info to come!

July Nail Art Challenge Announcement!

Attention nail art fans!!!!!!! We’re uber-excited to share this announcement with you! We three (, & have teamed up to host a nail art challenge in July 2013! Be aware – this is not any run-of-the-mill nail art challenge. Oh, no! This challenge is world-wide and we’re offering 4 different prize packs! Pencil this into your calendars ladies- July is the month for 31 days of nail fun! And maybe you’ll win a wicked prize too! Do you like the sounds of these goodies???
  • Orly
  • Barry M
  • Nails Inc
  • indie polish
  • nail wraps
  • glitter
  • glequins
  • cuticle oil
  • flocking powder
  • fimo flowers … and the list goes on!

Oh Mon Dieu! it's the Rather Awesome 31 day Challenge Giveaway !

Stay tuned for more info! We will unveil the full details in the upcoming days. Once you see the prize packs you will be just as excited as we are! Live long and paint on, challengers!