31DC2013 – Day 5 Blue Nails

We are already at day 5 and the theme for today is Blue Nails. Being in the mood for fall but still looking a little bit back at summer I reached for two of my favorite blue colors right now, the beautiful dark blue from China Glaze (Queen B) and the summery medium colored blue from Nfu Oh, MOR 08. I painted the two outer nails with Queen B and the two inner nails with the light blue and started to sponge on some dark blue on the outer sides of the middle nails. I wanted to do the sponged part a little rough creating a grunge look  so I didn’t smooth the sponged part of the gradient. I wanted to try a new technique for the swirls so I used a very small dotting tool as suggested by A Lacquered Affair that used a toothpick for doing these swirls. For the swirls I used China Glaze – Strike up a Cosmo.

31DC2013 - Day 5 Blue Nails

31DC2013 - Day 5 Blue Nails



  1. beachgal
    September 5, 2013 / 7:18 pm


  2. September 5, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    This is soooo amazing Ina! You’re doing great in this Challenge, I love all the looks you’ve done so far, but this one is specially lovely!

  3. September 5, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    amazing design <3

  4. September 5, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    oh dear, first the dragonfly, and now this awesome sign! I just _love_ your designs! :D

  5. September 6, 2013 / 6:04 am

    Väldigt vackert.

  6. Christine
    September 6, 2013 / 6:48 am

    Oh my, every day I think oh now this mani will be my favorite – and you bring forward stunner after stunner!!! I am smitten and incapable of any further meaningful comment – LOL <3

  7. September 6, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Ahh this is so gorgeous!!

  8. September 7, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    This is such a beautiful and romantic design! I absolutely love it!

  9. September 8, 2013 / 1:47 am

    This is really beautiful!! I wish I had such creativity. :-)

  10. September 8, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    LOVE this – who knew you were so good at nail art?!

    • September 9, 2013 / 4:18 am

      Aw, thank you so much Crumpet! It means a lot coming from you!!

  11. September 9, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    These are terrific! I think I have a copper polish close to that, so I’m going to try these out soon!