Day 1 of the N31DC-Black and White

Here we go! 31 days of creatively gruelling nail painting coming right up! For the first day of the challenge I chose to do a “straw manicure” which is something I have been dying to try as it’s fast, easy and looks really artsy on the nail. As you may have guessed, this manicure involves dipping the end of a straw into polish and stamping your nail with it.

For my base colour, I used two coats of Essence-Black is Back and once that dried a little bit, I took my straw dipped in Venique-Wingtip White and Barielle-U-Concrete-Me and stamped the partial circles onto my nail. I then topped everything off with OTD Top Coat. I just love the effect! I think I even have a dress that looks like this which I just might try to dig up for work tomorrow.

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We also have another lady joining us so please check out Masha @ Lost in Lacquer!

And of course be sure to check out my two other partners in crime who have done this challenge with me before!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

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  1. This is so neat! I've heard of people using straws for splatter, but not stamping! Very cool idea. :)

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    1. I tried splatter first and I couldn't get it to work!

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  2. These look cool! I like the colour combination!

    Kimberley x

    Http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  3. I really like how this turned out! :)) Well done hun!

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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  4. I really like these. Will definitely have to try some nail art soon!

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    1. Thank you and yes you should! It's loads of fun!

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  5. When I saw the thumbnail for this post, it just jumped out at me. I love this design! Good luck with the challenge! :D

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    1. Thanks Teresa!! This time around the challenge seems more scary! Maybe because we know it's going to be tough at times, but worth it in the end.

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  6. Wow, awesome nails! Now I want to try this technique! :)

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    1. It's so easy to do and the effect looks so cool in person! I'd love to see it if you try Denysia!

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  7. This is so awesome, Jayne! I would love to be wearing this mani right now lol. This reminds me of the band Coheed and Cambria's Keywork symbol. Google it :P

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    1. LOL, I Googled it and I totally agree! Very abstract. We should switch manis for a day ;-)

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  8. Ooh I remember thinking I wanted to try this straw stamping thing but I completely forgot about it until now, this looks so good!

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    1. Thank you Julie! It gives a neat effect in so little time!

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