Day 22 of OMD Challenge- Panda Bear Nails

The theme of day 22 in the nail art challenge is ANIMALS.  I’ve been wanting to try panda nails for a while- so I tracked down a great blog tutorial to use as a guide: Kung Fu Panda 2 Nail Art by Mini Nail Blog.

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Brown ♥ Orly Coffee Break

Green ♥ Wet n Wild Lickety Split Lime

White Accents ♥ OPI Alpine Snow w/ sephora nail art brush

Black Accents ♥ NYC Black Lace Creme w/ dotting tool and sephora brush

Black Bamboo Stamp ♥ Black Konad Special Polish and Konad M66 Plate

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I’m sure there’s gonna be a ton of other fun designs for ANIMAL day!  Make sure to clicky here to see them all! ↓

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OMD Rather Awesome Challenge: Day 4 Black n White- Dreamcatcher

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I have a quick post today for day 4 of our OMD Challenge….  It’s the Fourth of July in the US and I have plans to continue the celebration with some wine spritzers and cheeseburgers. 😀  I’ll make sure to keep my wits about me though- I still wanna squeeze in time for my next OMD mani later tonite!

The day 4 theme of our challenge is Black & White and I went with a dreamcatcher design.  I love dreamcatchers and I own a zillion of them… but it wasn’t until I saw the Polish Alcoholic’s dreamcatcher tutorial a few weeks ago that I became truly inspired to try it out!  Here’s what I used:

OPI Alpine Snow ♥ as my white base color

NYC Black Lace Creme ♥ with a detail brush for the dreamcatcher design

Zoya Carmen (red) ♥ with a dotting tool to make the ‘beads’

Pure Ice French Kiss (blue) ♥ with a dotting tool to make the ‘beads’

(I had to add a hint of red white n blue for the holiday!)

Hard Candy Black Tie Optional ♥ as a black n white glitter topper for my other nails

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Hope you have a great day and are enjoying some nice weather in your neck of the woods!  See you tomorrow for SKITTLES DAY!

View the other black n white designs here:

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!
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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

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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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