Lit from Within: Nail Challenge Collaborative - Purple Funky Untrieds
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Nail Challenge Collaborative - Purple Funky Untrieds


Hello, Fireflies!

This month's NCC challenge is 'Untrieds'.  Well, that's the majority of what I do these days, so I'm happy with this theme!  I have a small, itty-bitty, teeny-tiny addiction to polish, and I always have a few hanging around that need some love.

Today's nail art was inspired from The Nail Boss Instagram. It's a simple look that I just fell in love with.  I started with Sinful Colors Who's The Gloss, a grey creme with a heavy purple shimmer, from the Sinful Shine line.  This polish immediately went into my top 10-ish list.  Love.

Sinful Colors Who's The Gloss, a grey creme with a heavy purple shimmer

I free-handed a half-moon on top with Sheswai Totally, a red-violet creme.  I know it's completely superficial, but I really like the wood-grain caps.  Very au-naturel for a polish.

 Sheswai Totally, a red-violet creme.

The Nail Boss did this art on an almond-shaped nail, and it looked even better... but I gotta work with what I got.  I applied Finger Paints Winter Chill, a black glitter texture on the tips.

Finger Paints Winter Chill, a black glitter texture

I actually didn't realize it *was* a texture when I was doing this. It's hard to tell a texture from the bottle.  Well, I can't tell just by looking at the bottle.


I tried to keep the bow shape in the center by rounding the application of the glitter.  Isn't it cool with topcoat? I love the glitter tip.


Bottle shot:  Sinful Colors Who's The Gloss, Sheswai Totally, and Finger Paints Winter Chill

Bottle shot:  Sinful Colors Who's The Gloss, Sheswai Totally, and Finger Paints Winter Chill

I love that it's so simple, but it's a little twist on the traditional half-moon, or even a traditional French tip! Do you have a favorite little twist you've done to change a more traditional nail art?


38 comments:

  1. Great choices of colors. The purple really stands out here too.

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    1. Thanks! I thought it was fun with all the different kinds of purple!

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  2. That's really funky :)
    Who's The Gloss is so mysterious to look at!

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    1. lol, thanks, Maria! I'm so glad I picked it up, and it was on sale for $1! Sinful Colors is one of the best bargain brands here, I think.

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  3. Simply cute. As simple at it looks, I swear I can't do it myself, blame the shaky hands!

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    1. I've never used the nail polish strips, but if you like nail art and can't/won't do it, you might enjoy something like that. There's all kinds of patterns and colors out there. Or, my fave kind of nail art - slap some glitter on it! woot!

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  4. Awesome manicure! I like Sheswai formulas a lot, but because of their price, I own only 3 bottles.

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    1. These were on sale at Ricky's NYC for $3 a bottle! I snatched every color I could!

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  5. Awesome color trio. I would never have thought to do a trio nail. But then again my at home Mani's look like a 3 year old painted them. Lol.. Great manicure.

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    1. Have you seen that article on Toddler Art vs. Abstract Art? There are no mistakes, only artistic interpretations! lol

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  6. This is one of my most loved mani's you've done! I love the look and the colors you chose. I need that raspberry Sheswai. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much! Simple colorblocked manis can be easy and fun and pretty!

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  7. I have several shades like Who's The Gloss. That wont stop me from purchasing more though haha

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    1. ooh, tell me, what are these other shades? I may have to buy them. :)

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  8. Very cute. Love the colors that you used

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Sometimes Ilike bringing colors together that aren't matchy-matchy but compliment each other.

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  9. I love how that turned out, especially the black tips

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    1. Thanks! The glitter tips were definitely fun and funky.

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  10. I really like the finished product!

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  11. How cute! I really like those colors together.

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    1. I like how they don't really go together, but yet, they work.

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  12. Love this trio! I bought Who's The Gloss for a friend and she's obsessed with it.

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  13. Great nail design. I like the color choices too.

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    1. The original really grabbed me for the simplicity of the design, yet how cool and unusual.

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  14. That's a cool take on nail art - I love the wood grain caps, too!

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