Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tri-Polish Challenge: Sunset Beach

I know I'm still in the middle of the ABC challenge, but I ran into another, simply brilliant one in FB and I just had to join it.
The challenge is run by Debbie at The Crumpet, and it's called the Tri-Polish Challenge.
The idea is to pick three polishes of the colours given in each month's challenge, and post four manicures using those polishes on the last two tuesdays and thursdays of each month. In addition to the chosen polishes, we're allowed free use of white, black, gold and silver (which really is a blessing!!)
 The colours of April are orange, turquoise and pink. I let out a little yay, because I've really been needing some brights in my life. So my polish picks are China Glaze Papaya Punch, China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise and Sinful Colors Cream Pink. Guess how many naughty words I had to use when I noticed all of these polishes were extremy hard to photograph on the nail...
And when I say hard to photograph, this is what I mean:
Kaboom!!! For the rest of the pics I had to grab my battery charger to get some white in the pic. It helped my poor camera a little..
Anyways, for this first day I made a base with Papaya Punch, and then proceeded to wet sponge gradient with all the three colours.
 The palm trees are stamped with Konad Black special polish and BM-315. I freehanded the lovers using black polish and a toothpick, and then stamped the hearts from m59. Lastly, I filled out some of the hearts with a toothpick and CP. A coat of Seche Vite set it all perfectly.
Now, let's see what all the other talented participants have been up to:


  1. what a great spin on these colours! i love this mani :)

    1. Thank you!! You should have seen these live... so bright and pretty.. :)