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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

To Everything, Teal, Teal, Teal, There Is A Season, Teal, Teal, Teal...

Hello, Fireflies!

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. 

Different Dimension Have a Grape Day

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.

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.

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!








26 comments:

  1. Both are pretty especially that gradient one!

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  2. This is awesome! And FD really makes it perfect!

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  3. Such great combos... love your nail shape :)

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    1. Thank you! and, really, thank you! I have been trying to grow my nails out forever, and that's a compliment I treasure. :)

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  4. Loving the color combo's in both mani's!

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  5. Those colors are giving me all kinds of twinkle in the eye - pretty!
    PS. The Lavera foundation didn't have an oily finish, I would say use it with a primer and good to go!

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    1. a periwinkle-twinkle? lol. Thanks for the info!

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  6. Loving the colors you chose for the gradient. Very nice!

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  7. Both of these are so pretty! Fairy Dust just makes everything even better!

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    1. My only thing about Fairy Dust is that it takes FOREVER to dry on me. but it is one of the prettiest, daintiest glitters I know of.

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  8. I love the combos! The purple and blue with the shimmery topcoat is so pretty!

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    1. thanks! Glitter makes everything better!

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  9. I like the color combos for these, especially for the gradient one =)

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    1. Thanks! I have been watching (studying) your videos on gel nails lately! I just bought a kit with tips and builder gel (soak off) and I am trying to figure out if I really want to do this... lol!

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  10. Putting fairy Dust over a mani makes everything better! LOVE these!

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    1. A sprinkle of Fairy Dust helps the bad mani go down, the bad mani go dowwwwn, the bad mani go down. /Mary Poppins

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  11. You have been a busy lady!! I love both mani's lol you know I'm a sucker for sparkle and you can't go wrong with fairy dust

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    1. I never wear a mani for very long! Always on to the next polish!

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  12. Love the gradient! Fairy Dust really pulls the whole look together :)

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    1. Sometimes, one little thing can rescue a mani! Fairy Dust, to the rescue!

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  13. I love both designs. I'm a big fan of Bianca's too but I can never get my recreations of her designs to look anywhere near as good!

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    1. The things she does with acrylic. wow. She's amazing.

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