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31DC2018 Day 05: Blue – Bikinis & Beach Breaks, Jelly Nails

Back with the 31 Day Challenge for 2018. We’ve hit Day 05’s Blue prompt. For this I chose to do Blue – Bikinis & Beach Breaks Jelly Nails. [Explore entries on Instagram #31DC2018 ]

 Buff & Polish - 31DC2018 Day 05 Blue - Bikinis & Beach Breaks Jelly Nails


Of course I had to fit the Jelly Nail trend into this challenge somewhere and somehow! Today was the perfect prompt for it and after having grown up and lived on the coast, I have an affinity with water. So you get blue jelly nails!

I modelled this mani off the clear waters of tropical locations, sunsets that go into the water and palms that provide shade during the day whilst you are waiting for garçon to bring you another  fruity cocktail. Speaking of which…”Waiter…?…” Oh wait, sorry, got lost in a daydream for a minute.


Buff & Polish - 31DC2018 Day 05 Blue - Bikinis & Beach Breaks Jelly Nails

I hand-painted the palm trees (rather badly in my rush) and stamped the graduated lines, both in white. I considered doing a subtle pond mani but liked it as is. Anyhow, better post, and stop rambling so much in these daily posts!


And that wraps up my 31DC2018 Day 05: Blue – Bikinis & Beach Breaks Jelly Nails mani.

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  1. Cindi 6th September 2018 Reply

    This is pretty. It says summer. I’m not really ready for summer to come to an end.

    • Author
      Lia Lacquerista 6th September 2018 Reply

      Thank you Cindi 😎 Definitely the vibe I was going for.

      Summer is always over so quickly, seems like time flies when it comes round. Then you have to wait so long for it to return 😢

  2. Tracy 6th September 2018 Reply

    These are absolute perfection!! <3


    • Author
      Lia Lacquerista 7th September 2018 Reply

      Why thank you for the kind words 😊💓 So glad you think so. They were fun to wear.

      That’s another the problem with a mani a day – it kinda sucks to have to take off the ones we like so soon 😢

  3. Zara TracesOfPolish 8th September 2018 Reply

    <3. These are so pretty!

    • Author
      Lia Lacquerista 14th September 2018 Reply

      Thanks lovely. I didn’t want to have to take them off so soon, was enjoying the tropical feels 😎

  4. Lewis Johnson 30th March 2019 Reply

    I’m obsessed these are so cute.

    • Author
      Lia Lacquerista 16th April 2019 Reply

      I like the jelly nail trend, reminds me of Summer 😉 Thank you!

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