Day five of the 31 Day Challenge was one of those "well, it was a good learning experience" days for me. Which isn't to say that I don't like how my nails turned out—because I definitely do!—but next time I try this kind of manicure, there are some things I'll do differently.
My "blue nails" idea was pretty straightforward: start with a sparkly blue base coat (butter LONDON Big Smoke, in this case), do some neat designs with striping tape, and then add a coat of creme blue (OPI I Saw...You Saw...We Saw...Warsaw) to create sparkly lines when the striping tape came off.
Well, that's exactly what I did, and it worked perfectly, but as you can see, I really should have picked two blues that were a little less similar. Photographing the tape designs was basically impossible!
The effect was somewhat less subtle in person, and I did enjoy playing with different tape designs, so overall, I was happy with how this turned out. Definitely going to use more contrasting colors next time, though!