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For someone who loves neons, colors and brights it is a surprise I have so much trouble with rainbow prompts. As you know, I am not a fan of the traditional rainbow scheme but it is the only inspiration that comes to mind. Many people did lovely sugar-spins and gradients and everything else I could think of so I was at a loss. Of course, it isn’t a problem to do the same thing as other people and it is bound to happen during a daily challenge but who wants to look at the same thing multiple times?

I was literally sitting on the floor at 8pm staring at my nail polishes and other art tools and my brain shut off. I had no idea what to do. I turned around and put away my new shoelaces which had just come in from Converse when it hit me. Inspiration from my shoelaces (You’ll see what I mean below!) Not exactly “rainbow” but it will do for being totally stuck on a prompt for two days!

I hope you like it! Apologies on the sub-par photograph. I could not get my camera to focus on both the shoelace and nails, I tried to choose one that sort of showed both. In retrospect, I should have chosen the nails over the laces. Oh well, lessons for next time!


DSCF0848_fotor-001I used 2 coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme.

I dotted with Color Club Poptastic, Wham! Pow!Almost Famous, Pop Beauty Pacific Hoot and Revlon Gel Envy High Stakes. I was thrilled to find I had the exact nail polish matches for each color on the laces. The teal photographed bright on the laces but please take my word for it, they are matches!


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.


Check out the other rainbow manicures below!