Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Taking a break...

Hi everyone. 
As you may have noticed I stopped posting, and I've been trying to find a way to write this post. If you follow my page on Facebook then you already know... I will be taking a break from blogging. 
Nail polish used to be a way for me to express myself, and it was a hobby I loved, now it feels more like a chore. I need to take some time for myself, I don't know when or if I will be back. I'm sorry. 
Thank you to all of my loyal followers, I appreciate all the love you've given me these past few years. 


Thursday, 12 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 12 - Stripes

As you can see we've reached Day 12 of the 31 Day Challenge, and that means stripes!
I'm not a huge fan of stripe nails so I went simple with my design, I just wasn't very inspired. Of course I added a nice glitter base to make it look a little fancier haha.

These nails aren't my favorite, but they will do. I'm really proud of myself for posting everyday, and doing this challenge. It's been tough (especially when you work) but it's been totally worth it so far.

I know I've lost quite a few followers since I started this, and less people comment.. but the people that truly appreciate my blog, and care have stuck around. Thank you!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 11 - Polka Dot Nails

Hey lovelies!
I was totally ready to post my nails this morning, but I hated them and realized I couldn't handle posting them and re-did them. I'm insanely happy with my re-do nails!

I don't even know why I went with this circle polka dot thing, but I love the way it turned out. Definitely better than the fail nails I had originally planned to post.

I'm over 1/3 of the way done the challenge now, lets hope I can finish it!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 10 - Gradient Nails

I'm usually a person who schedules my posts ahead of time, but of course I went to bed early last night because I had to be up early for work and I didn't even realize I forgot to schedule a post lol.
I'm such a huge fan of Gradients so I was so excited for this day. I usually do bold gradients, and I use multiple colors, so this time I decided to stick with one color, pink, and do an all pink gradient using 2 shades.

I had to add black and white glitter to my mani of course, it just didn`t seem complete without it. I'm really loving this though.. it's so different for me, especially since I don't like pinks, but I think it looks great.

My mani for tomorrow is a bit of a fail, so be prepared for that haha.


Monday, 9 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 9 - Rainbow Nails

Hey everyone!
I was really hoping I could find time to re-do these nails, but I didn't.. so instead I sadly have to post them. I had such high expectations for the rainbow look, yet these were a total fail for me.

Atleast they have a somewhat "rainbow" look to them, they will have to do. I really loved the way they looked while I was painting them, but in photos they looked so blah.

Don't you hate when that happens?


Sunday, 8 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 8 - Metallic Nails

Today is Day 8 of the 31 Day Challenge, which means Metallic Nails. I'm not going to lie, I had a really hard time with this one. I'm honestly not a huge fan of metallic polishes, and I didn't own a lot of them.
So I opted out of nail art today and just went for something simple.

I was going to leave the glitter out, but I decided it was a little too boring without it.
Don't worry, I will try harder next time haha.


Saturday, 7 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 7 - B&W Nails

I thought today was going to be a hard day, but the second I knew it was B&W nails day an idea popped right into my head so I went with it.

I loved the simplicity of this design, and it's something I haven't tried before. Sadly my top coat messed up my pinkie nail, I guess that will teach me to wait longer for my polish to dry lol.


Friday, 6 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 6 - Violet Nails

I've been so excited for today, Violet nails! I'm obsessed with purples, I had way too many polishes to choose from for this one so I decided to incorporate a few that I loved.

I love this design! I followed a tutorial by Chalkboard Nails to get this look, and I couldn't believe how simple it was to do.

I'm really proud of myself so far. I know I'm only 6 days into this challenge, but I was so uninspired before, and was hesitant on trying new designs and this has really helped me.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 5 - Blue Nails

It's now Day 4 of the 31 Day Challenge, and that means blue nails. I actually own a TON of blue polishes, so it was very hard to choose what to use for today. I decided to do 2 of my favorite blues, as well as my favorite nail art design.

I love doing leopard print nails, and I love it even more with these stunning blue polishes.
I can't believe I've made it to Day 5 already, I'm starting to get a little tired and I'm running out of ideas but I'm loving the challenge so far.
Lets hope I can make it till the end!


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 4 - Green Nails

I can't believe that it's already Day 4, wooo! That means it's time for some Green Nails!
I honestly wasn't feeling very inspired by this color, so I just went for something simple again.
Surpsingly enough I had quite a few green polishes to choose from, I ended up using Gosh - Miss Minty for the base and then Color Club - Abyss down the middle. (Also used Sephora X - Chaotic and a silver striper)

I like the simplicity of this, but I hate that the silver photographs so weird. It looked like a perfect line in person and in photo's it looks like flecks of glitter. Oh well, I'm still satisfied.

I can't believe tomorrow is Day 5 already! Come back tomorrow and see my Blue Nails, they will feature a typical nail art design that I have done A LOT.


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 3 - Yellow Nails

Hey lovelies!
It's officially Day 3 of the 31 Day Challenge, which means Yellow nails! I knew immediately what I wanted to do for this one, it was a no brainer.
Anyone that follows me on Instagram knows that my username is lindsaylemon, lemon is a nickname from my initials which are LEM, so of course yellow means lemons to me!

These are not the best nails I've done, the lines aren't even and they are a bit messy, but I still love them because they are lemons lol.

Thanks for reading, and don't forget to check tomorrow for Day 4, Green Nails!

Monday, 2 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 2, Orange Nails

It's now Day 2 in the 31 Day Challenge, and that means orange nails! This is another color I don't use very often, but I decided to do something out of my element today.
I was looking for some inspiration so I decided to go through a few of my favorite blogs and look at some tutorials when I came across an Ikat tutorial by Kayla Shevonne. I knew immediately that I had to give this a try, and orange would work beautifully with this design.

I had a bit of difficulty with this one but it was worth it in the end, I am so in love with the way they turned out.

That's 2 days down now, stay tuned tomorrow for some yellow nails!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 1, Red Nails!

Hey lovelies!
I'm so excited, it's Day 1 of the 31 Day Challenge and today's theme is Red Nails. I'm actually not a huge fan of red polish, I only had a few to choose from so I decided to just go with something really simple.
I decided to go with a Fishtail Mani design, I've only attempted to do this once and it went horribly wrong lol.

My camera really didn't like red, I tried a few other designs with red polishes and it kept making them appear pink. Thankfully I had this beauty and it photographed a bit better.

Stay tuned for tomorrows orange nails, I'm really excited about them!

Thanks for reading! xox