Abstract Challenge Day 11: Household Item



Today’s challenge is one I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I first saw these Ziploc bag nails when Nicole at Nail Polish Wars do them. I started with a coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet. That also happens to be my Favorite Friday polish for today. It’s a gorgeous one coater mint green. I love it, and I have yet to find a polish in that line I dislike. For the watercolor part, I used Shades of the Season Light Blue and Wet N Wild Tickled Pink. Tomorrow I start something I’ve planned when I realized the Black & White challenge ran short, then Sunday is water marble.


Black & White Challenge Day 7: Black & White With Glitter



The love I have for today’s mani, *sigh* Anyway, today was black & white with glitter. I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Hard to Get, then added a coat of Sally Hansen Ink Splatter. Then, because it so happens to be Friday, that means it’s time for another Favorite Friday. Today my favorite is Wet N Wild Hallucinate, a holo glitter. I chose this glitter today because of its holo nature. It looks silver over Hard to Get, but the polishes true nature shows up over Ink Splatter. It took me forever to realize this (I thought it was just a silver glitter), but once I did I was hooked. Tomorrow is ombre, and Sunday is sponged black and white. See you then.

Abstract Challenge Day 4: V-Gaps



I have to admit, I had never heard of v-gaps until I heard of this challenge. and I love them! They’re rather simple.

I started with two coats of Wet N Wild Undercover, from their Megalast line. I’m not sure if this color was a part of their old Megalast line (I only have two bottles in the old design, and I got them on clearance as stores were doing the changeover), but it’s a staple of their new one. And I love the brush! One stroke and I’m good to go.

I might mention now, before I go on, that today is also my first Favorite Friday, and my first featured polish for Favorite Friday is Undercover. I just love everything about it. I even have a skirt that this polish is a dead on color match for.

Anyway, continuing with the manicure. I did the gaps with LA Colors Art Deco Sea Green. Oh man, filling those in with a striper brush was hard, but worth it. This color is perfect!

I topped this all with my newly restored Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Diamond Flash. I guess it just needed a few days to resettle. (The slight cloudiness on my pinkie isn’t from the top coat. I was cleaning out some bottles of polish to repurpose them and that’s a bit of white polish that got onto my fingers as I was doing so.)

Overall, I’m loving this look, but there are quite a few smudges due to the bottle cleaning so I’m anxious to take it off. Tomorrow is white with color nails, and then Sunday is needle marble nails.