Monday 2 January 2012

52 Week Challenge - Week 1

Hello everyone :)
Whilst browsing around the PAA facebook I found out about the 52 week challenge from a post by Liz Marie Rodriguez over at thought it would be interesting to take part in, so here's the list for you to look at..
1. Jan. 1st - "Make it Sparkle" Mani
2. Jan. 8th - French Tip Mani
3. Jan. 15th - Color Block Mani
4. Jan. 22nd - Plaid Mani
5. Jan. 29th - Newspaper Mani
6. Feb. 5th - Half Moon Mani
7. Feb. 12th - Valentines Day Mani
8. Feb. 19th - Corest Mani
9. Feb. 26th - "Vintage" Mani
10. Mar. 4th - Polka Dot Mani
11. Mar. 11th - "St. Patricks Day" Mani
12. Mar. 18th - Skittle Mani
13. Mar. 25th - Ruffian mani
14. Apr. 1st - Striped Mani
15. Apr. 8th - "Easter Day" mani
16. Apr. 15th - Dotticure Mani
17. Apr. 22nd - "Earth Appreciation" Mani
18. Apr. 29th - Cartoon Mani
19. May 6th - Floral Mani
20. May 13th - Bows Mani
21. May 20th - Fruit Mani
22. May 27th - Splatter Mani
23. Jun 3rd - Ombre Mani
24. Jun 10th - Flag Mani
25. Jun 17th - Pride/Rainbow Mani
26. Jun 24th - Neon Mani
27. July 1st - "4th of July" Mani
28. July 8th - Gradient Mani
29. July 15th - "Rockstar" Mani
30. July 22nd - Water Marble Mani
31. July 29th - Crackle Mani
32. Aug. 5th - Needle Marble Mani
33. Aug. 12th - Galaxy Mani
34. Aug. 19th - "Bling" Mani
35. Aug. 26th - Cupcake Mani
36. Sept. 2nd - Tape Mani
37. Sept. 9th - "We Remember 9/11" Mani
38. Sept. 16th - Metallic/Magnetic Mani
39. Sept. 23rd - Dry Marble Mani
40. Sept. 30th - Animal Print Mani
41. Oct. 7th - Patchwork Mani
42. Oct. 14th - "Pink 4 Breast Cancer Awareness" Mani
43. Oct. 21st - Spider Web Mani
44. Oct. 28th - Halloween Mani
45. Nov. 4th - Tribal Mani
46. Nov. 11th - "Mustache 4 Movember: Prostate Cancer Awareness" Mani
47. Nov. 18th - Thanksgiving Day Mani
48. Nov. 25th - Feather Mani
49. Dec 2nd - Glitter Sandwich Mani
50. Dec. 9th - Snowflake Mani
51. Dec. 16th - Red Mani
52. Dec. 23rd - Christmas Mani
53. Dec. 30/31 - You've learned enough, go all out and show 2013 what it's all about!!

Other bloggers taking part in the challenge:

This challenge will let me try all different sorts or nail art and techniques and will also give me something to post about every week. I will also continue to do post any other mani's I do between the ones listed above. I'm really looking forward to doing this as there's several things in the challenge which I haven't yet tried.  

Anyway onto the first mani of thew challenge.. Make It Sparkle !

So for this first mani I thought lots of gitter and maybe a firework type of look, here's what I came up with....
Overall I like how this turned out although it doesn't look like fireworks like I had hoped :P

I used two coats of Revlon Lunar as a base for the black nails and two coats of OPI Alpine Snow for the white accent nail. I layered one thick layer of OPI I Lily Love You over the black nails which really bought out all the flakies and glitter and I love all the different colours you can see in the light. I layered one coat of Milani Gems over the accent nail and topped it off with a matte top coat to give the nails different finishes.

A lot of people said they liked the simple colours used in this mani but the glitter and flakies really jazzed it up and make it sparkle. I really enjoyed this mani just because of all the different colours going on :P

I hope you enjoyed this mani and I look forward to continuing with this challenge :)

Charlotte-Louise. xxxx


  1. I'm taking part too...this should be fun!

  2. I'm joining in on this challenge! Looks to be fun. Love your nails. Can't wait to see more.

  3. Love e glitter :) I'm in the challenge too!



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