Hard to believe – it’s October 1 and we have made it to the end of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge for the fifth time here on my little corner of the internet! This year, more than years in the past, the Challenge felt very personal for me. It was something I was doing for me – not to gain followers or get likes. Now that Casual Contrast isn’t just a nail art blog (RIP lacquerologist.com!), nail art has reverted back to an art form for me – something I do for my enjoyment. Something that is a part of my life that I just happen to share here on my blog. I love that some of the pressure has been removed and it feels super enjoyable again. Let’s take a look at my final manicures for the 31 Day Challenge!
Created in collaboration with Finns Fickle Goods
We’ve lived in our house for three years, and I still feel like I’ve really dropped the ball when it comes to decorating. I don’t like to decorate really – I rather create spaces that feel a certain way. That inspire me as I live my life in the air between the walls. The one place that I have really poured a lot of energy into is my studio room. Again, it’s not really decorated, but it is filled with things that make me feel the way I want to feel while I’m in that space. Creative. Peaceful. Connected. This is the philosophy I want to bring to the rest of my house – chose how I want to feel in that space and then fill it with things that make me feel that way.
Here we are – at the end of another month! That means it’s time for Paint All The Nails, and this month, we are taking on the prompt watercolor! I entered into this prompt timidly, only using the watercolor technique on one nail, but I ended up loving it! Seriously, this is one of my favorite manicures I’ve done in a long time – let’s take a look (and be sure to check out the manicures done by the other Paint All The Nails ladies in the InLinkz at the end of this post)!
Provided for review
Did you know that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month?! You know this is a cause dear to my heart, so I’m excited to share with you that each year, ALIQUID Lacquer creates a limited edition polish and donates a portion of her proceeds to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). For 2016, ALIQUID has teamed up with TwinkledT to present a polish + decal set. Each set is $13 – $6 of which will be donated to the ASPCA! Let’s help them reach their $500 donation goal!