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31DC2016 - Day 21 - Inspired By A Colour

Hey everyone!

Today I am starting in to the 'inspired by' portion of the challenge.. and sometimes it makes me nervous.. actually, that isn't true.. just a few coming up in about a week make me nervous. Anyways.

I knew I wanted to use OPI Coca Cola Red.. and I found this "coke float" polish - so I mimicked it.

THIS was my inspiration.


 Mine are a little more intensely red.. and kind of Halloween-y, but I like it!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Coca Cola Red
  • OPI Pirouette My Whistle
  • OPI Germanicure By OPI
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today - see you all tomorrow!
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