Well, to everything there is a season, and the season of the Tri-Polish and Golden Oldie Crumpet Challenges has come to an end. Today is the last Tri-Polish challenge, and it is also the beginning of the new Crumpet challenge, the 52 Week Pick 'n Mix challenge!
To celebrate, I have two manis, and two linkups.
For the Tri-Polish challenge, it seems only fitting that I only get in two of the colors - grey, and teal. I've always been an underachiever. The polishes are so pretty, though, maybe you won't mind. I started with Different Dimension Have A Grape Day, which is a thermal polish... but I couldn't capture it.
This design is inspired by Bianca Fredrich. Her acrylic creations are so elegant. I improvised on my nubbins.
The French Tips are done with Different Dimension Gasoline Rainbows, a gorgeous charcoal grey holo with a rainbow holo, and then I used a black striper and added a little rhinestone.
Bottle shot: Different Dimension Have a Grape Day and Gasoline Rainbows, and a black striper.
The first prompt for the the Pick 'n Mix challenge was to do a 2-color gradient, and include a teal.
I started with 2 coats of China Glaze Wait 'n Sea, and then did the gradient with China Glaze X-Ta-Sea on the tips.
Kinda looks like I used three colors, doesn't it? That's just the sheerness of the purple, letting the teal bleed through.
There has been a resurgence of the popularity of China Glaze Fairy Dust in some of the polish communities, so I couldn't resist Fairy Dusting All The Things! It was so sparkly in person, I couldn't even capture how gorgeous.
Bottle shot: China Glaze Wait 'n Sea, X-Ta-Sea, and Fairy Dust.
I hope this was a good send off for the previous Crumpet challenges, and a good intro to the new one! I hope you'll continue to join me in finding new colors, combinations, and patterns in exploring nail art!
As always, I encourage you to share your creations on my Facebook page!