Nailart | #31DC2015 Day 5, Blue

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  Hey guys! Today I combined the #threadlychallenge prompt this week of “plaid” with todays color prompt of the 31 days of color being hosted by Chalkboard Nails, blue! I was inspired by this photo from shutterstock.com:

Stock image from shutterstock.com
Stock image from shutterstock.com

To begin I started with my favorite basecoat, the Nail Growth Stimulator from Qtica! I always, always use this basecoat, even when swatching! It dries incredibly fast and I haven’t had a break since I began using it.

Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator Basecoat
Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator Basecoat

Next I laid down a white base using 2 coats of Purity from Zoya.

2 coats of Zoya Purity
2 coats of Zoya Purity

Next I used Ultra Violet from the Bleached Neons collection by Maybelline Color Show and added a few drops directly on to my Uber Mat by Uber Chic. This mat is like the best thing ever!! Here is a test I did for the design using the mat, the best part is the polish peeled right up after testing! No more wasting tons of swatch sticks or paper for me!

Test on Uber Mat
Test on Uber Mat

I then took a fan brush and loaded a portion in the middle with the purple polish and then lightly dragged the brush down my nail first vertically and then horizontally.

Ultra Violet on Purity
Ultra Violet on Purity

Between colors I cleaned my fan brush off using 100% acetone and my super cute cut glass dappen dish (that’s actually for acrylic powder, but whatever lol!) from bornprettystore.com.

Dappen dish from bornprettystore.com, the perfect size for my fan brush!
Dappen dish from bornprettystore.com, the perfect size for my fan brush!

The next color I loaded was Naomi from Virtuous Polish! I only loaded 2 spikes with polish this time and dragged it both horizontally and vertically again!

Naomi added to the plaid
Naomi added to the plaid

I cleaned my brush off in my dappen dish once more and then loaded only one spike with Temperance from Virtuous Polish. To get a more defined line I turned my brush to the side and reloaded with polish as was needed.

Temperance added to the plaid and topped with Flash Dry
Temperance added to the plaid and topped with Flash Dry

I topped everything with an easy coat of Flash Dry from Bohemian Polish (this topcoat was sent to me for review.) It did a great job at not smearing my lines and added a gorgeous level shine! But then of course I *had* to matte them out just to see what it looked like lol! Here are the finished results:

Finished mani with Flash Dry topcoat
Finished mani with Flash Dry topcoat
Finished mani with Flash Dry topcoat
Finished mani with Flash Dry topcoat
Finished mani with Flash Dry topcoat
Finished mani with matte topcoat
Finished mani with matte topcoat
Finished mani with matte topcoat
Finished matte macro
Finished matte macro

So thats it for today, thanks so much for reading along and stay tuned for day 6 tomorrow!

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