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31DC2019 Day 01: Red – 3D Strawberry Milkshakes

Kicking off the 31 Day Challenge for 2019 with some 3D! Day 1’s Red prompt. For this I chose to do a 3D Strawberry Milkshakes.  [Explore entries on Instagram using the official hashtag #31DC2019 ]

I thought I’d kick off the challenge with a 3D nail, like I did last year, for the fact I can start this beforehand. Though it’s just taken me a while to edit, and I’m now starting late, so didn’t really make any difference. Since things like this can be time consuming, wanted to get one out of the way first!

Buff & Polish - 31DC2019 Red 3D Strawberry Milkshakes

I created a strawberry milkshake using pinks and white fluid up polish from dance legend, my favourite. it looks like a shaken strawberry milkshake freshly whipped up close.

The strawberry on the middle finger is 3D and it’s hard to tell but it stands out from the nail like a round strawberry. I treid to add a little ‘grit’ for texture. This was created with a 3D compound and then top coated it with a no wipe top coat, into which are rubbed a red metallic powder. I’ve tried to capture the metallic look but it’s a bit hard to see.

Buff & Polish - 31DC2019 Red 3D Strawberry Milkshakes

The green leafy stem was done with a Born Pretty gel polish and finished with the wet-look also 3D profile. I’ll have more of this polish in the coming week as I combine the challenge with review items.

I’ll be spending the day catching up on a few things and probably posting the next round a bit later cos I’m bad day behind now. Way to start the challenge I’ll be starting to catch up on more things when everything settles a little. Hopefully around the end of the week!


And that wraps up my 31DC2019 Day 01: Red – 3D Strawberry Milkshakes mani.

Please read my Intro Post to see what goals and aims I have set for nail art in this year’s 31 Day Challenge. And how to join us or post your links so they appear in the group photo grid / link party / “whatever the heck it’s called this year!?” (InLinkz) below the content.

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  • Tone It Up – Ulta3
  • Pale Dahlia – Ulta3
  • Gumball – Ulta3
  • Spot It White – Dance Legend
  • No wipe top coat – Madam Glam
  • The Wizard of Oz (BP-0810) – Born Pretty
    – Item Number: 45159, Number 10


  • Metallic Mirror Powder in Red

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  1. Ananka 3rd September 2019 Reply

    Stunning mani! Is it odd I want to lick my screen 😐

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      Lia - Chief Lacquerhead 5th September 2019 Reply

      Haha! 😂😂 You’re actually not the only one who said that LOL! Thank you so much 💖

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