Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I really was going to take part, but I just absolutely love my current mani, and there is another NP fan at work who hasn't yet seen it, so I am going to keep it on so I can show her!
Oh, you are wondering what it is?
Sure, glad to share!
This is a base color of Gelish Mini Up To The Blue (see, I WAS planning on doing the TPC!) stamped with Color Club Harp On It, using the four Fireworks images from Vivid Lacquer's latest release of plates, VL015. I love it! Imagine, this picture was taken at night with room lighting and the flash from my camera. I had to turn off my full spectrum light because it was too much for the camera to handle!
Anni's plates are always grand!
Maybe I will take part, just a little behind. Depends upon if I can give this up!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Pippa has been somewhat neglected this challenge. Probably because the other two are just so gorgeous, and yellow is hard to whip into shape. So I decided to try the reciprocal gradient again, this time with higher contrast colors.
I have to say, I like this much better than the other day's.
Only problem, for me, is that I live in Green Bay Packer country, and I just can't see this color combination without thinking of them. And I usually don't start thinking of them until the pre-season is over.
So check out the rest of the Nail Tart's designs by following the links below.
See you next month.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
My hot polishes for this month's Tri-Polish Challenge are A. England BriarRose, Zoya Pippa, and A. England Dragon.
I have loved the Reciprocal Gradient since I first saw it this spring, so I was looking forward to trying this.
Maybe next time I will use more contrasting colors. These are too close in value.
After some half-hearted cleanup, I topped it off with Seche Vite.
Next time will be better. And there WILL be a next time. This isn't as clean as I would want. Next time I think I will use just a small piece of sponge and dab them on separately. That will make for better color saturation and more precise application.
I wonder what the other Tarts are doing today. Let's take a look in the links below.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Second manicure in this red, yellow and green challenge.
Check the rest of the Crumpet's Nail Tarts group's efforts. Such pretty manicures!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Except for my right thumb which got a barbed wire.
Look at what the other Tarts are doing with these colors, we are always so creative!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Happy Thursday! Just squeaking this one in before bedtime! Busy day today.
In all likelihood, you know the rules, but here is a quick review.
Debbie Crumpet's Facebook group, NailTarts, originates the challenge. Each month, they select three colors to use-this month is blue, blue, and green-and each participant chooses one polish to represent each color. They then use at least two in each of four manicures, and one of the four must have all three. Black, white, silver, gold and glitter toppers are freebies.
I went extremely simple with this mani. Just a base color of Zoya Ivanka because I love the bright green! and then three largish dots down my accent nail-in Maybelline Navy Narcissist-and then those topped with slightly smaller dots of Nicole by OPI Blue-berry Sweet On You. Seche Vite on all, except the accent nail also got a coat of Gelous.
You can really see the 3-D effect in this last picture! I know I tried this last month, but this month, I SUCCEEDED!
Take a look at what the other Tarts have been up to-I am sure it is gorgeous!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Today, I experimented.
Everyone says that you can stamp over the textured polishes, but I didn't really believe it. Not that I didn't believe the people, I just thought they must be much better than I am.
As I was asking my husband whether to do Houndstooth or Stars, I spotted a different design, and stopped short. Yep, Tetris was it. (VL 002 has both the stars and block-game, houndstooth is on VL005.)
After doing that, I decided that Blue-berry was too shiny, so I matted the manicure. As long as I was in an experimental mood, I decided to compare the two matte topcoats I have, NYC Matte Me Crazy and China Glaze Matte Magic.
Left-NYC Right-China GlazeThis really confirmed my suspicions, China Glaze Matte Magic isn't what I would call Matte. It is barely flat. I am sure that I will find some application for it, but...serious mattifying isn't it.
So, thank you, Crumpet, for channeling our creativity by these rules-three colors assigned, and bonus black, white, silver, gold, and glitter toppers. So many different ideas have been floated...check out the links to see what we put out there today!