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I am such a sucker for 31-day challenges. I do not know what it is but I cannot resist them! Debbie from The Crumpet is guiding her Nail Tarts through a beginning of the new year monthly challenge and I definitely wanted to hop in. I cannot make any promises about finishing this one on time but I will certainly try!

Fittingly, on Day One, we must follow a tutorial. I choose to follow the Nailasaurus’ Nimbus technique. I often use this technique as it is very RA-friendly. The technique itself does not require a lot of precision and the final look can be as defined or abstract as I want. The first time I did the nimbus technique I used a different tutorial (I now do not remember which) and since then I have always had trouble with the Q-tips coming apart after every two or three dabs.

After following Sammy’s steps I no longer have this problem. Sammy’s technique works nicely, and I have to say, I really love my design.

I hope you like it too!


Day 1: Follow a Tutorial | The Rite of Aging I started with 2 coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White as my base.

I “nimbus-ed” starting with Julie G Peep Toe PumpsBarry M Gelly GrapefruitMilani Fast Fuchsia, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Petal Pusher.

I sealed the design with Seche Vite top coat.


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.


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