Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Green Envy

Hiya!!  Today is Day 4 of the 31 Day Challenge - green!!  Green is so NOT my favorite color, so this one was a little hard for me.  The three greens I used in this mani are basically the only ones I've got in my stash (with the exception of my neon green).

I ended up really liking this until I chipped the corner off my pointer finger rolling up my car window - I know, who has manual windows anymore???  Miss old school  over here!  I'm super bummed I chipped my nail, they were so pretty!!  I've had to round them and I'm not sure it suits me - keep a look out for the dreaded rounded nails in the next couple of days - ugh!!  And the worst part of this whole situation is that I didn't have the chance to get a good natural light photo before it chipped!!  I was so worried about it all day too - all I can do is laugh, if I didn't, you would find me curled in a ball under the table!!

Green Gradient Polka Dots on Black

Green Gradient Polka Dots on Black
Look at the strategic nail placement hiding the chipped corner!!

Here's the first idea I had for green day, but I hated it so much, off it went and back to the trusty polka dots!!

Base Coat:  Orly Bonder
Main Color:  Essie Licorice
Polka Dots:  Sally Hansen - Emerald City, China Glaze - Four Leaf Clover, Essence - Lime Up
Top Coat:  Seche Vite

Don't forget to check out the other beauties participating in the 31 Day Challenge by clicking the links below!!  Also, don't forget to check back Saturday for BLUE!!!


-Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nail Narcotics
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Mixed Mama
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Patty Greenberg
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa 
-Mari at Nailista
-Greta at How Was Your Day?
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
-Gini at Sassy Paints 
-Chameleon Stampede 
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish 

Holla, N

18 comments:

  1. I dig both of these, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dots! I am a huge fan of dots - I'd wear them all the time if I could get away with it! I love the color combo and pattern. Very awesome! I would be very sad if I chipped that mani! I have manual windows too, and they love to try and destroy my nails. I've been keeping them shorter lately since I got tired of breaking them, but I'm going to start letting them grow back to their former glory now. Watch, I'll break one today now.

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    1. Thank you so much, I really love the dots too! Fingers crossed that you don't break a nail!!!

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    1. Liar!! Kidding :) Thank you!! I think the first look I tried would work better with better colors.....I always have a hard time trying to pick coordinating colors, especially for gradients and water marbeling (that I've only tried once with no success!).

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  3. Wow I absolutely love both of them! I'm especially in love with the green that you used in the last picture, what kind of polish is it? I want to buy it and cuddle with it lol. x Lariesa

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    1. Thanks Lariesa!! The green was China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, I quite like it too, hence it being the only I have that I like :)

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  4. They both look good girl! I do like the polka dots better though. And you're not the only one with manual windows, I have em too...that automatic stuff is extra! LOL

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  5. Man you have shitty luck with that car. Do you at least have insurance now???
    I love the polka dots of course but I'm really liking the other one too

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    1. Bahahahaha!! So funny, it's totally the bad luck car actually, I'm just bad lucky!! I have insurance now, I've learned the very expensive lesson!! The second one? Really? Not a fan.....

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  6. I think both ideas are great))
    On a side note - I have tagged you for the Liebster Blog award (you don't have to do it if you don't want to though)) Details are on my page. Cheers ))

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    1. Thank you and thank you for the nomination!! Check out my Blogs and Such post and add your blog link to my Keep on Bloggin page - love fellow newbs!!

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    1. Awww, thanks!! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :)

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