Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tri-Polish Mardi Gras!
Happy Mardi Gras!
Well, color me happy! Color me green, blue, and purple, because those are the March colors for the Crumpet's Tri-Polish challenge! This is my very first one, and I hope you like it. Photographs really didn't capture the true, sparkly glory of this mani.
I started with GAP Sparkling Sea, an ocean blue with tiny red glitters. This was a little patchy in two coats, but beautiful in three. If I wasn't showing you this step, I would have stopped at 2, though, because the tips get covered up.
The next step was to add a gradient with Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 2014. $@#(%#$ camera and its distaste for purples. This was so gorgeous in Real Life, with the purple shimmering with the blue, and the blue glitters in 2014.
I need a moment. SIGH.
The green on the very tips is Colors by Llarowe Behead The Drama Queen, a deep metallic emerald color.
What's better than a gradient? Flakies! Flakies are better than just about everything. This is Island Girl Hawaiian Girl. Yeah, the flakies are mylar shards, and there are some straight-up gold pieces in it, too. Made me feel a little more Mardi Gras-like.
This nail art is so versatile! If you're reading this on Fat Tuesday, and celebrating Mardi Gras, you might think this is a totally appropriate mani for that! Or, if you're reading this on another day, or at the beach, you might think this is a great mermaid-y mani.
Or, you might be covering your face, crying, 'my eyes! my eyes! They burn!' and scrolling down as fast as possible. I don't know. There's no accounting for taste, really.
Bottle shot: GAP Sparkling Sea, Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 2014, Colors by Llarowe Behead The Drama Queen, and Island Girl Hawaiian Girl.
I actually took some of these pix with my regular camera, and some with my iPhone to try and capture the loveliness of this mani. I *really* wanted to share it with you. I would stare at it when I was driving in the car. It was love. Ever get really frustrated that you just couldn't capture something on camera?