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33DC Day 30: the same pattern, different colours

I had a lovely manicure planned for Day 30 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. It would have used seventeen different polishes! But, I hadn’t had time to make a start on it until today, so I decided that, on top of all the work I have to do today, my complicated manicure was just too much to take on. So it’s been shelved; hopefully to be resurrected another time.

In its place, I have done a simple half moon manicure using different coloured polishes and matching studs.

I started with a base colour of NYC Pinstripe White. It’s a lovely creamy colour, that I forgot I owned. The formula was quite thin, so I needed three coats, and it also tended to pool into the cuticles, but it’s a great colour for nail art so I’ll forgive it its issues and will remember to use it more often.

Then I used hole reinforcers to mark off the half moon shapes and painted on the different colours:

  • Blue: Collection 2000 BMX Bandit
  • Orange: Barry M Mango
  • Purple: Rimmel Oh Boy You’re So Fine
  • Green: Essie Navigate Her

The studs are gold ones that I bought from She Sells Seashells, which I’ve just painted using the same polishes.

Multi-coloured half moon studs nails
Day 30: same pattern, different colours. Multi-coloured half moon and studs nails using NYC Pinstripe White, Collection 2000 BMX Bandit, Barry M Mango, Rimmel Oh Boy You’re So Fine and Essie Navigate Her

Wow! Only a week to go now. Just three more manicures until the challenge is over.

Crumpet's Nail Tarts 33DC


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of NYC Pinstripe White
  • Index finger: Collection 2000 BMX Bandit
  • Middle finger: Barry M Mango
  • Ring finger: Rimmel Oh Boy You’re So Fine
  • Little finger: Essie Navigate Her
  • Studs: studs painted in the same polishes as above
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:

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Brethil Ebontree

I love the simplicity of this, and great idea to paint studs with polishes to match!


I love this! The colours look great, and the studs work really well with the half moons! This is such a great idea! 🙂

Claire Kerr

Thanks – it’s not my original idea though – I’m sure I’ve seen lots of similar things around, ever since the coloured neon studs first came out a little while ago.


At first I thought “Wow, she really matched the nail polish colors perfectly to the studs” and then I saw that you painted them. What a great idea! I honestly never thought of it 🙂

Claire Kerr

There are so many options if you paint the studs 🙂