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Crumpet’s Tri-Polish Challenge Day 4: Fan Brush Striped Nails

Here’s Day 4 of the Tri-Polish Challenge from Crumpet’s Nail Tarts, last day with this color set!

The basic rules are that you have to pick three polishes, one coral, one purple and one green, and then use those same polishes to create four different manis. You can also add in white, black, silver, gold and glitter toppers.

fan brush striped nail art

The three colors I chose are Sinful Colors Island Coral, Sinful Colors Amethyst and Julep Courteney; I used all three here for this fan brush striped nail art pattern. There’s a video tutorial here on fan brush striped nails from simplenailartdesigns  if you’d like to see how to do it.

fan brush striped nail art

I started with two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the white base, then dipped the tip of a fan brush into Sinful Colors Island Coral and spread it across the nail, first from one side toward the center, then from the other side toward the center. I followed that using the same technique to add stripes in Julep Courteney and then Sinful Colors Amethyst.

fan brush striped nail art

I repeated that color pattern several times to build up the layers, and then topped it off with one coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat.

fan brush striped nail art

I honestly wasn’t sure when to stop, and I can’t tell looking at the finished product whether I should have added more or already added too many (or if it’s good as is).

fan brush striped nail art

This was my first time using my fan brush, so will definitely try it again. I think I might like the design better with different colors.

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Crumpet’s Tri-Polish Challenge Day 1: Dotticure

I’m starting a new nail art challenge today. This is the Tri-Polish Challenge from Crumpet’s Nail Tarts.

The basic rules are that you have to pick three polishes, one coral, one purple and one green, and then use those same polishes to create four different manis. You can also add in white, black, silver, gold and glitter toppers.

Sinful Colors Island Coral, Amethyst, Juelp Courteney

The three colors I chose are Sinful Colors Island Coral, Sinful Colors Amethyst and Julep Courteney.

Tri-Polish Challenge: Dotticure

I went for a simple dotticure, starting with the base color, adding a white dot and then a smaller dot of the base color. The index finger white base is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, the same white I used for the dots.

Tri-Polish Challenge: Dotticure

Nothing too crazy, just wanted to get back into the nail art game.

Tri-Polish Challenge: Dotticure

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12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge: Holiday Movie – Griswold Christmas Lights

Here we are at Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas nail art challenge. I’m running a little late with this one but it’s still Dec. 12 in at least a few U.S. time zones. Today’s prompt is Holiday Movie, and I’ve based this manicure on the over-decorated Griswold house from Christmas Vacation. (Please excuse the state of my cuticles!)

Christmas Vacation Griswold Lights

I started with three coats of Sinful Colors Slate. I used a Kiss Nail Artist pen in black to draw on the wires. Then I used a dotting tool to drop on the lights using OPI Designer De Better. I topped those dots with smaller dots of Enchanted Polish Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds to add a little holographic flair.

Christmas Vacation Griswold Lights

I then retraced the black wires to make sure they didn’t get lost under the dots. I finished everything off with a coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat.

Christmas Vacation Griswold LightsChristmas Vacation Griswold Lights12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge

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12 Days Of Christmas Challenge: Snowmen

Day 4 of the 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge already? How did that happen? Today’s prompt is snowmen.

Christmas/Winter nail art: Snowmen

A few days ago I featured Rescue Beauty Lounge Piu Mosso on the blog. I used that same mani as the base for this one, so there is a little bit of wear. This is two coats of Piu Mosso plus one coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat to start, and then I added one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. The Piu Mosso made it look to me like a night scene, so I thought the China Glaze Fairy Dust would almost look like stars or maybe snow.

Christmas/Winter nail art: Snowmen

I then used a large dotting tool to add the snow across the bottom of each nail with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I used the same color to do the first layer of dots for all of the snowmen. I then added a second dot to each that was just slightly smaller than the original using NYC French White Tip. My working theory was that since the OPI is a white with a gray tinge that it would provide a little shading compared to the stark white NYC color. Not sure that came through in the finished product, but that was the idea.

Christmas/Winter nail art: Snowmen

I used a small dotting tool to create the scarves with Essie Very Cranberry, and then used Orly Liquid Vinyl for the coal buttons and eyes.

I finished it off with one coat of Poshe.

Christmas/Winter nail art: Snowmen12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge



12 Days Of Christmas Challenge: Candy Cane French Tips

Day 3 of the 12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge sponsored by Pink & Polished Nails and Over Polished brings us to candy canes.

Candy Cane French Tips

For mine I did candy cane french tips. I started with one coat of clear base coat and then one coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to the whole nail.

Candy Cane French Tips

Then I taped off my tips and applied two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, followed by one coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat. When that was dry, I re-taped my tips and added stripes. I applied the red, Ulta Steppin Out, with a small nail art brush. The green is an It’s So Easy Stripe Rite striper polish.

Candy Cane French TipsCandy Cane French Tips

I finished with one coat of Poshe.

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12 Days Of Christmas Challenge: Christmas Trees

Today is the first day of the 12 Days Of Christmas Nail Art Challenge sponsored by Pink & Polished Nails and Over Polished. The theme for today is Christmas Trees.

\Christmas Nail Art: Christmas Trees

I started with three coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, a grayish white creme. I then used tape to create a triangle on my ring finger and then filled it in with dots in various sizes. The red is Ulta Steppin Out, the green is Sinful Colors Exotic Green and the gold is Essence  A Piece Of Forever from the Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 collection. I used a silver Kiss Nail Art striper to add some tinsel. I outlined the sides of the tree with a green It’s So Easy Stripe Right striper and added a star-shaped rhinestone at the top. Everything is topped off with Poshe fast-try top coat.

Christmas Nail Art: Christmas Trees

The dots on the other nails are Ulta Steppin Out and Sinful Colors Exotic Green.

Christmas Nail Art: Christmas Trees

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OPI Skyfall Collection: The Living Daylights & Live And Let Die

When the first glimpses of OPI’s recently launched James Bond-inspired Skyfall Collection went public, I immediately added The Living Daylights to my wish list, so it’s no wonder that it’s the first bottle I picked up.

I also threw in the Bondettes mini collection, which includes GoldenEye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World Is Not Enough and Live and Let Die (and here’s a curious bit about why there’s no Goldfinger polish in the Skyfall Collection). Today I’m showing you Live and Let Die.

OPI Skyfall Collection: Live And Let DIe

Let me say upfront that this was the first polish application I did after repairing a cracked nail, and realized after seeing these photos that I hadn’t buffed the nail enough. So that’s why my middle nail looks a bit weird; please forgive the awkwardness.

OPI Live And Let Die is a really dark almost-black shade. In the bottle you can see strong teal undertones but on the nail it really just looks like a dusty green-black. It’s got lots of gold shimmer. Vampy!

OPI Skyfall Collection: Live And Let DIe

And if you’ve already read it elsewhere, let me confirm that Live And Let Die is in fact a one-coater. It goes on beautifully. These photos show one coat, no top coat.

OPI Skyfall Collection: Live And Let DIe

Then on to the glitter!

The Living Daylights is a unique glitter topper. I don’t think I’ve seen a glitter color combo like this before. My eye reads it as more peach or copper than anything else, but there are also silver and teal hex glitter in there as well.

OPI Skyfall Collection: The Living Daylights

These photos show two coats of The Living Daylights over Live And Let Die.

OPI The Living Daylights over Live And Let Die

My thumb in this photo has two coats of The Living Daylights on its own so you can get a sense of the coverage.

OPI The Living Daylights over Live And Let Die

So far I’m loving the OPI Skyfall Collection, can’t wait to try on the others!

 

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