Sep 29 2014

#31DC2014 Days 19-24

Disclaimer: Some samples. See bottom.

Chalkboard nails #31dc2014 nail art challenge on BeautyJudy

So this is the third batch of #31DC2014 manis I’m sharing, and I have to say, I really loved this week’s worth! I did encounter a couple days where I had to tone it down a bit, but there were a couple manis I loved!

Day 19

day 19

For Day 19, the prompt was “galaxies.” Possibly one of my most favorite manis of the whole challenge so far! This is:

  • Two-coats of Colors by Llarowe (CBL) At Last as a base
  • CBL Dock of the Bay sponged on
  • CBL That Bloo is Mine! sponged on
  • One coat of OPI Muppets World Tour for the stars

The effect is so pretty!

Day 20

day 20

Day 20 – water marble – was the most time consuming days of the challenges to date!

I used:

  • Zoya Spencer two coats for the base
  • Jessica Mad for Madison
  • Jessica Blue Harlem
  • Jessica Soho in Love
  • KBShimmer Shore Thing
  • Zoya Margo
  • Sally Hansen Take the Leap (one layer over the finished mani)

I thought it turned out neat but the photo shows it’s very imperfect!

Day 21

day 21

For the color prompt I choose my favorite – blue!

I saw a tutorial by @sveta_sanders on Instagram, and decided I had to try it! This mani is China Glaze One Track Mind on one half the nail and Alessandro Peppermint Patty on the other half, swirled together with a toothpick.

Day 22

day 22

This day I needed more toned down nails. The prompt was inspired by a song – so I choose “If I Had $1 Million” by the Bare Naked Ladies. Do you know the lyric – “…I’d buy you a green dress…but not a real green dress that’s cruel”? Hehe. I thought this mani was clever and toned down enough for my work event. I used OPI Amazon…Amazeoff, then Milani Cosmetics Lady-Like Sheer on my ring finger with the dollar bill water decal.

Day 23

day 23

Day 23 was inspired by a movie! I wanted to do something with “Anchorman” but I lacked the motivation, and again, I had to keep things slightly toned down. So I went with “Jaws,” since I had opaque, full-nail Cha Cha Covers with the movie design, and used Glisten & Glow You’ve been HAZED! on the other fingers! You’ve Been Hazed! is a beautiful light blue holo!

Day 24

day 24

Finally we’re on Day 24. Inspired by a book. Well, I’m inspired by ALL THE BOOKS because reading is MY FAVORITE. So I used MoYou London Scholar Collection plate 02 with Black Pearl Konad Special Polish, over two coats of Different Dimension Solar Flare. On my pinky, I used two coats of Ciate Beam Me Up Lottie. I loved this mani!

The following batch of manis is going to be tough, I found it difficult to stay on top of the challenge with a busy work schedule and weekend plans. But I’ll do 31 days, I swear!

Do you have a favorite theme from day 19-24?

Disclaimer: I received some of the polishes in this post previously for review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!



  • Melody Robinson Wright

    my fave is the galaxies!

  • Lothwen Akira

    All awesome, but the blue swirly one is particularly excellent <3

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Lothwen!

  • Stephanie Louise Telford

    Love 19 but they’re all beautiful!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Stephanie!

  • Citizens of Beauty

    I love the dollar bill one. So cool!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Kendra!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I love the galaxy nails

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Betzy!

  • Hey, Darling Polish!

    These all look fantastic!! I love your galaxy nails and that JAWS decal!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    These are so pretty!!! The JAWS is really cool!

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL Thanks Brooke!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Love the galaxy nails!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Cindy!!

  • Dani FromPolishwithLove

    Ah, the JAWS nails!!! So much win!!!

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! Thanks Dani!

  • BTBAshley

    Loving the Galaxy Nails and the money mani! So adorable!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Ashley!!!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    These all look fantastic! Love the Galaxy nails

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Lisa!!!

  • kelliegonzo

    Beautiful job Judy! I love the Jaws!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Kellie!!!

  • Nidia Doherty

    These are amazing! I loved the dollar bill decal! lol. How did you do the JAWS nail?

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Nidia!!! As I mentioned above – the Jaws nail is a Cha Cha Cover! They’re full-size water decals for the nail!

  • Sheila Arkee

    Super cute! I am really impressed and love the water marbeling – I am too chicken to try it!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Sheila, I am super critical but it does look ok for a noob’s work!!!

  • Jenny Gilmore

    Great job Judy! My favorites are the galaxy mani and your blue-inspired mani!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Jenny!!!

  • Honeygirlk

    Oh my gosh – I’m in love love love… gorgeous. 19 is my favorite.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Honey!!!

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    Holy heck girl, you do such great work and I can’t believe you did this daily.

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw thanks Kimmi!!! I am a bit shocked I’ve been able to only get behind one day!! It’s almost over!!! two more days!!!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    OMG Judy, where do you get the patience for this daily nail art??? Donate some to me! I like everything you did!!!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Hahahah, I don’t know. All I know is, I’m wearing one solid color the day after this challenge ends, lol! I need a palette cleanser!

  • Katherine

    These are all awesome! I love your galaxy look the most, I can never get enough of galaxy nails!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you! I love the galaxy one too!!!

  • ThatGalJenna

    Holy moly these are so neat! Day 24 is definitely my fave! Beautiful work all across the board!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

  • Laura

    Day 19 os my favorite!

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too!!!

  • Shelby Lou Nails

    You had me at Barenaked Ladies–my favorite band of all time! Even after Steven left…
    I admire you for sticking with the challenge, you’re in the home stretch!

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! YES! I saw them in concert with Alanis Morrisette back in the early 2000s, it was awesome! Lol

      • Shelby Lou Nails

        Oh. My. Gawd. It must have been amazing!

  • Miranda | Slashed Beauty

    I can’t pick my fave!!! Probably Galaxies but I also LOVE water marble effects on the nails!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh man I am in love with my galaxy mani, I’m am not gonna lie lol!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Judy, OMG, those are all incredible! I love the marble mani the most, and I have to give it a try myself but I’m such a klutz

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Allison – it’s only the second time I did it – it took me a while. Definitely would recommend room-temperature water, and patience!!!

  • Phyrra

    wow some amazing designs!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Phyrra!

  • Destany

    Inspired by a Book <3 That one's my favorite! 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      I’m not surprised, I know you’re an avid reader too!! <3

  • The Mercurial Magpie

    All very pretty but I think the galaxy was my favorite!

    • BeautyJudy

      Mine too <3

  • beautybymissl

    I like your galaxies!

    • BeautyJudy


  • erikatheicyone

    Jaws! 😀

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! Dundun…

  • Nicole C. (Doctor Crafty)

    That swirled mani is amazing! I like the galaxy one too – very holo & blingy 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Nicole!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I love them all!! I can’t decide which one I like the most.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Aleya!

  • Anastasia

    I love all of these!! I just came from vacation and have to catch up on this nail challenge, too.

    • BeautyJudy

      Good luck Anastasia, I hope you have fun catching up!

  • Kim Porter

    Love Day 21!! It’s beautiful. Maybe because I like blue.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you – and yes, I’m a blue lover too!

  • Fixin To Faff

    That galaxy mani is SINGING to me! Love love love the non-traditional look, and it comes together so beautifully! As usual the whole week is full of great stuff but that one really stands out for me!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks!!! I love that one too!