Hellooooo! I am so hyped up for day number one of the 31 Day Challenge 2014! The prompt is 01 Red Nails. For a long time, I did not like wearing or working with red polish...it just wasn't my shade. Lately, thanks in part to shiny, sexy red gel polishes (but mostly because of Amy Poehler, her amazing-ness, and awesome red manicures!), I have changed my mind about the color and love wearing it! I thought about doing a crazy red mani today to officially declare my love to red nail polish, but instead I settled on this super simple cardinal in a tree mani instead. Cardinals have been special to me for a long time - red was my dad's favorite color and my family and I have always felt like cardinals reminded us of him since he passed away.
I wanted this to have an abstract-ish look, as if you were viewing it from far away. I think pulled that off :) I started with a base of Milani Color Statement Mint Crush. I did the tree branches in Zoya Louise, the cardinal in Milani Color Statement Red Label, and the small dots in Milani Color Statement Spotlight White. I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl. This is a bit winter-y but I still love it!
It is so exciting to be taking on The Challenge again :) Check out #31DC2014 on social media (and I'll be using #thelacquerologist31DC2014 on my own manicures too!) to see tons of great "red" manicures today! See you back here tomorrow for 02 Orange Nails!
Milani and Zoya polishes used in this post were provided for previous review.