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It started! The annual 31-day challenge! This was my first ever challenge and I completed it within a month of starting the blog. It holds a special place in my heart and I will participate as long as it continues. It definitely difficult to do nail art every day but it challenges me to work harder (and sometimes try new techniques; half moons, I’m looking at you!) and maintain a consistent (albeit, tight) schedule.

Sometimes, nail artists choose a theme to stick to the entire month. I don’t have that  kind of motivation so I do what I want, whenever I want. I stick to RA-friendly techniques since they are generally easy and quick!

The beginning of the challenge focuses more on basic colors than interpretations. I have not decided if this makes it easier or harder because often times, it is kind of nice to have some structure! On the other hand, I get creative license to do anything! Either way, I ease my way into the month with simple nail art. Otherwise I feel like I have to stick to flashy, over the top looks and I don’t have the patience to do those for thirty one days straight (who does, right??)!


red2.jpgFor today’s red I went with a basic fan brush gradient. It went on surprisingly quickly and evenly so I felt confident adding some stamping. I hope you like it! I think it is a great start to the month!


redGradientSephora by OPI Mr. Right Now (dark red and my all time favorite red of all time. When Sephora discontinued this brand I bought two back-ups!), Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

StampingKonad Special Polish White, Born Pretty Store plate BP 43


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.

Don’t forget to check out the other fabulous red looks at the Inlinkz below!