Black & White Challenge Day 9: Water Marble



Right hand action today because I hadn’t had time to do my left hand.

For today I had to do water marbling. I did a bit of a different technique this time, and it worked out really well.

I started with two coats of Wet N Wild French White Crème, then one coat of my Try it on Tuesday polish, Piggy Polish Frosty, which is a sheer shimmery white for some shine. I wanted to use Frosty on its own, but it’s much too sheer for that.

I then marbled with Shades of the Season Black and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Invisible, with a 3:1 ratio of black to clear. I marbled with black and clear instead of black and white because that way I didn’t have to worry about the black going gray when marbled with the white.

Tomorrow is stripes from the Abstract Challenge, and then Thursday is the last Black and White Challenge post, a mani of my choice.


Abstract Challenge Day 6: Dots



I find it funny that it worked out like it did today. You see, everyone who is doing the 31 Day Challenge this month is on Polka Dot day, so I found it interesting that Dots day for my Abstract Challenge was also the 11th. Dots all around.

I went with a matte metallic look today (finally got my damn matte look. I’ve been wanting to go matte for days. But I apparently take my boyfriend’s opinion too seriously, and let him answer my internal “shiny or matte” debate. He never answers matte.)

Started with a coat of Anise Money to Burn, then did dots with Kleancolor Ocean Wave and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City. Topped with NYC Matte Me Crazy.

Today is also a Try it on Tuesday. Both the Anise and the Kleancolor are untrieds, IMO (I swatched the Anise, yes. But I never used it in a NOTD mani before now.)

Tomorrow is Color with White for the Black & White Challenge, then Thursday is Half Moons from this challenge. (Oh God, not again. :/)

Black & White Challenge Day 2: White on Black



Welcome back to the Black & White Challenge! Today’s challenge was to do white on black.

I started with two coats of Kleancolor Black, then stamped on the design using Fing’rs Stamping Polish in white and Fing’rs plate B41. Topped with NYC Extra Shiny Top Coat.

This also counts as my Try it on Tuesday post, with the stamping polish being an untried.

I like this look. I like that my stamping is getting better, I only messed up on my middle finger.

Tomorrow is Splatter from the Abstract Challenge, then I get to do black with some color Friday.