11 September 2014

31 Day Nail Art Challenge 2.0, Day 4: Primary or Secondary

Hey guys, it's Day 4 of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge 2.0, and whew! Today's nail art prompt was "primary or secondary" color scheme, which was NOT easy to come up with! But, I am pleased with what I came up with, and I'm happy to say I'm not burnt out just yet (although I have a feeling that these challenges are just going to get harder and harder, haha.) Anyway, I decided to stick with a primary color scheme, which consists of red, yellow and blue. And what better manicure to do than one inspired by a childhood classic?!

That's right, I decided to do nail art inspired by the children's book, Mouse Paint! For those of you who didn't read it, this educational book is the story of three white mice who find three jars of paint (red, yellow, and blue) and learn to mix different colors with them. What a cute story, right? Here is the cover, for reference:


I'm actually pretty pleased with how these turned out, and I'm glad that they somewhat resemble the cover of the book, haha!

Anyway, to achieve this look, I started with a base of OPI Put A Coat On, which is a white base for neon nail polishes. (But it's a perfect creamy white for nail art too!) I painted the mice and their scribbles with acrylic paint, and topped everything off with matte top coat.

To create thin and (somewhat) precise lines, I used my new nail art brush set that I got for review from Bundle Monster. The set comes with 20 pieces in total - 15 brushes, and five assorted dotting tools. I used a few of the thin nail art brushes, as well as a dotting tool, for the manicure above.

Here are just a few of the brushes that come in the set. There's even two fan brushes! You can use these for glitter nails, flocking powder, or just creating an interesting grungy manicure. There are also stripers, flat brushes, and small detail brushes.

And here are the dotting tools, which have these cute wooden handles. All the dotting tools are double sided, so it's like getting ten dotting tools! (Note: my brown cardboard light box made the reflection of these tools look rusty, but I assure you, they are totally silver and brand new!)

This 20 piece nail art set is available at Bundle Monster's online shop for $13.50 USD and comes with its own little pouch for storage. Be sure to check out their social media links (below the challenge linkup) to follow them for news and promotions.

What do you think of my Mouse Paint nail art? Do you remember this book?

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Some products were provided for my honest review.


  1. These are super cute! ♥

  2. Love this! I saw it on nailpolis.com and loved it right when I saw it :) <3

  3. amazing nail art - wow!

  4. Super cute Kelli!

  5. Those mice are unbelievably adorable.

  6. So cute. I never read the book but wow! Those look exactly like the cover. Great job and very creative!


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