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Monday, 5 January 2015

13 Days of January - Day 2 - Happiness - Coffee

Hi everyone! Today is Day 2 of the 13 Days of January nail art challenge! If you missed Day 1, you can check it out here! 

Today's prompt is Happiness. It took me a little while to figure out what I wanted to do for this theme but I eventually settled on basing my nail art on something which brings me a little bit of happiness every day. Coffee is one of my simple little pleasures and I enjoy at least a café au lait every morning, in a happy travel tumbler or mug. I'm obsessed with collecting Starbucks mugs and they really do make me happy! 

13 Days of January - Day 2 - Happiness - Coffee

I started out with 2 coats of Elevation Polish Cerro Torre 2, a perfect nude-beige creme which always reminds me of milky coffee. If you're a regular reader of the blog you'll know how much I love this polish! I keep saying I need a back up and I really really do! 

I used a sponge to apply a little bit of A-England And the Moonbeams... at the base of my nails to add some sparkle. 

I then used 6 Harts Bad Bad Lulu Brown and a dotting tool to add ovals for the coffee beans with some small dots. I then used a very fine dotting tool and Cerro Torre 2 to add a wavy line along the ovals to turn them into coffee beans and finished everything off with a coat of top coat. 

13 Days of January - Day 2 - Happiness - Coffee

I think this turned out quite cute and I'm really looking forward to seeing the other interpretations for this prompt! 

6 Harts polishes can be purchased from the 6 Harts Etsy store. You can like the 6 Harts Facebook page here.

Elevation polishes can be purchased from the Elevation Polish store and Llarowe and you can like the Elevation Facebook page here.

A-England polishes can be purchased from the A-England website for those of you in the UK and various other retailers (see the complete list here). 



  1. I love these so much! I want little coffee beans on my nails too haha!

    1. Thanks! Please show me if you give them a go! They're really easy! :)

  2. I knew right away those were coffee beans! They look good.

  3. The coffee beans are really cute lol I'm a total coffee nut in the winter time.