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PPSA Nail Challenge – Unicorn

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Hi everyone! It’s time for the next prompt in the #PPSAnailchallenge 🙂 This entire month all my nail posts will be for the Polished Pretties South Africa Nail Challenge. Polished Pretties South Africa is a Facebook group started by the Nail Anarchy ladies and we decided to do a month long challenge and open it up to everyone. You don’t have to be a member of the group to participate, but if you have a love for polish, why not join our group anyway? The challenge is also not compulsory for group members. It’s all just for fun 🙂 Here are all the prompts and the dates:#PPSAnailchallengeOf course I have already done the red prompt, so it was time for Unicorn. I was SO nervous about this one. How on earth was I going to do UNICORN nails? I hit Pinterest and found a YouTube tutorial with a freehanded unicorn and it was so pretty I decided to give it a go. This is the result:PPSAnailchallenge Unicorn

PPSAnailchallenge Unicorn

PPSAnailchallenge UnicornI started off with an L.A. Girl base coat to protect my nails. I painted 2 coats of China Glaze It’s a Trap-eze on all of my nails except my ring nail. It’s a Trap-eze was as elusive to me as unicorns are for almost 2 years. I was so very happy when I finally got my polished paws on it and was really glad for the opportunity to pull it out again! What a gorgeous polish it is! On my ring nail I painted 2 coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Once it was dry I used a striping brush and acrylic paint to freehand the unicorn, following the tutorial. I included orange, pink and green in the mane to compliment the glitter in It’s a Trap-eze. I couldn’t leave out purple, so that’s in there too. I filled in the Unicorn horn with Tip Top Armour Plate and covered the entire nail in China Glaze Fairy Dust. Everything is sealed in with 2 coats of Seche Vite just to smooth things out.

Unicorns are supposed to be magical creatures and apparently rainbows and unicorns go together like glitter and crellies, so I drew ispiration from that when choosing the polish I would wear on the rest of my nails. I was over the moon with how these turned out! I love love loved it! Everyone that saw them loved them too! My grandmother doesn’t usually pay much attention to my nails, even if I show her. I showed her these and she looked at it and said “Wow that is pretty, is it a sticker?” I told her it wasn’t and that I had painted the unicorn myself and she said “Wow! That’s art!”. LOL. I’ve been trying to explain to her I do nail art for like 2 years. I think she gets it now 😉

I’d love to hear your opinions on this mani in the comments below 🙂 Are you taking part in the challenge?

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