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    31DC2015 Day 16: Geometric – Call Me Angle of The Morning

    Another day, another punny title. Yawn!  Today is one of my favourites: Geometric! Yay! I love the shapes and angles they create. Hardly biased. Nope, not at all as a design nerd. Who likes sleek lines. Or architecture. Or interiors. And for the record, I loved triangles long before Hipsters stole them 😉 Anyhoo, today’s title is inspired in part by

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    31DC2015 Day 15: Delicate Print – Matte About You

    Day 15 of the 31 Days in this 31 Day Challenge. I’m calling it halfway. Delicate Print was the prompt. I call this one Matte About You. I have printed a delicate pattern over 3 fingers and used mattified caviar beads for the feature nails. I considered doing some fine lines painting, but am posting and was completing this really late.

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    31DC2015 Day 14: Flowers – Settle Petal

    Hey, hey! Day 14’s 31 Day Challenge prompt is Flowers. I decided to do abstract flowers. So here is my effort for Flowers – Settle Petal. I had always planned to go a little abstract, but it turned out I had to be more than anticipated due to circumstance. So I’m not sure I’m completely sold. It was going so well.

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    31DC2015 Day 13: Animal Print – Zebra’s X-ing

    This Animal Print prompt for 31 Day Challenge Day 13 was inspired by Zebras. I’ve already done a recent black & white based mani, so this one had to be coloured and metallic. It’s a little bit more meh than I was hoping for. I did a ‘watercolour’ polish base over Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Then layered some silver

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    31DC2015 Day 12: Stripes – You’re Naughty-cal

    Hello Day 12. Say an even bigger hello to Stripes. Prompt for today. I was feeling naughty and went a little navy and nautical. So I’ve named this one ‘You’re Naughty-cal’… It’s not too complex in terms of how stripey one can go with the striped theme, but neither did I want it that way. I paired it over a

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    31DC2015 Day 11: Polka Dots – Feeling Dotty?

    As we hit the end of Section 1, we begin my favourite section Styles. Beginning this second chapter is the Polka Dot prompt. Are you Feeling Dotty? I certainly was after placing all these glitter dots as equally spaced apart as I could in dim light with a pencil, some tape and a paperclip. I tell you, I have always been

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    31DC2015 Day 10: Gradient – Hey, (H)Ombre!

    I love a good gradient and today was one I was looking forward to. (Watermarbling probably less so, but I’m sure I’m not alone haha. I do like it, however a cold room does not exactly help). Anyway back to Day 10: Gradient. Or keeping up with the terrible 31 Day Challenge puns – Hey, (H)Ombre! I know, terrible. Stop throwing your tomatoes

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    31DC2015 Day 09: Rainbow – ColourFull

    With Rainbow as the prompt for today, I thought it would be high time to do something fun as well as colourful. Full of colour with a bit of Sparkle. Thus this Mani Moniker: ColourFull. So I’ll post first and answer questions later. We’ve almost hit the end of the first leg of the challenge Colours, before we move into the second

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    31DC2015 Day 08: Metallic – Foiled My Plans

    31 Day Challenge is powering ahead and we have hit Day 8. The theme is Metallic. Or again, to keep up with my naming theme – Day 08: Metallic – Foiled My Plans. I’m kinda happy with how it turned out in terms of interpreting the brief and level of shininess. I wanted to do more, but decided to leave it. I

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    31DC2015 Day 07: B&W – No Shades of Grey

    Wow already a week down and now that the weekend is over and I am a day closer to “slightly less hectic” as opposed to “hectic hectic” with juggling appointments and whatnot, maybe I’ll get a moment to scratch my head. In the meantime we are hitting Day 7 of the 31 Day Challenge 2015 (aka as #31DC2015 for you

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    31DC2015 Day 06: Violet – Collide-oscopes

    Already hitting Day 06 of the 31 Day Challenge. The colour is vivacious Violet – so I did some purple layering. All forms of purple and violet in a mashup that incorporates kaleidoscopic shapes – therefore why I like to call this one Collide-oscopes. I know right? I should’ve worked full time in branding. If you haven’t yet noticed, I

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    31DC2015 Day 05: Blue – Sea What I Did There?

    Day 5 already of the 31 Day Challenge (aka #31DC2015 if you’re playing along on Insta or Twitter). We’re about half way through the colour section of the challenge. For those of you participating, how are you all going? Hanging in there still given it is the weekend? Today’s prompt is Blue. A lovely colour indeed IMHO, so this one was enjoyable.

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