(2016) The 31 Day Nail Art Challenge, Day 1: Red Nails

Good evening, guys! Hurray! Today is our very first day of the 31 Day Challenge! If you’d like to learn more about it, click on this link to Chalkboard Nails’ post about it:

The 31 Day Nail Art Challenge

Here’s the Challenge Schedule I used:

I had so much fun with this challenge last November, and since I shared it on my old not-live blog :), I wanted to share it with all of you, too! As you can see, Day 1 is Red Nails. So, while these nails may be a little “out of season” (LOL), I decided to go with what first came to mind… 

… Sweet & Abstract Strawberry Nails! I was going to do Minnie Mouse nails, but I’d seen another contestant try that another year, so I wanted to try something else, plus this was a little easier. Maybe I’ll do an ode to Minnie next year! Here’s a fun tutorial video and a polishes/tools list with links to all of the polishes and nail art tools I used! Enjoy!

  Polishes/Tools used in this design:

OPI Polish: Basecoat

wet n wild wildshine Polish : Red Red ( bright red)

Revlon Polish: Posh (dark-ish green)

Pure ICE: Showstopper (bright yellow)

Sally Hansen Polish: Big Kwik Dry Topcoat

Essence Duo Stylist (dotting tool) *Or toothpick

This design is really fun and is very striking and playful. It’s also great for beginners! Plus, strawberries are just yummy. And here’s a tip that comes from experience: Make sure you clean up staining around your nails after you’re finished with your mani if you got a little messy with the red polish. I don’t remember why, but for whatever reason, I didn’t clean mine up very well. My remover was probably stained. Oh, well. Let’s get creative! It’s… berry juice! 🙂 LOL What’s your favorite fruit?

Have a great day, all! If you have any nail design suggestions for after the challenge, please comment! Additionally, during these 31 Day Challenge posts, I will be posting some cute designs on Instagram, so be sure to follow threesixtynails over there so you don’t miss it!  Oh! And the Nail Shop is now open! (On top, it says “new products added twice a week”, but since there will be 31 posts in a row -you guessed it- THERE WILL BE EVEN MORE AWESOME NEW PRODUCTS EVERY DAY!!!) This is so exciting!! 🙂 See you tomorrow! ♥
Cali, host of threesixtynails

Cali G.

I'm a nail artist, positivity/wellness enthusiast, and perpetual creative. I've been sharing nails and good vibes here in my corner of the Internet since 2017. Follow me @threesixtynails on social and check the Contact page if you want to get in touch. Have a polished rest of your day! ✨


  1. Beautiful colors! Nice job.

    1. threesixtynailshost

      Thank you, Joe! 🙂

  2. I love them! They are very cheerful!

    1. threesixtynailshost

      Thank you, Lynne! I like them, too! And yes, very cheery! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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