I was glad to have a new colour theme and this is certainly an interesting one. Coral is a colour I’ve always struggled with and I don’t think I really own any true coral polishes, they’re either pink with a hint of orange or orange with a hint of pink! So I hope the ones I choose for this month will be coral enough, otherwise I’ll just have to go out for a little polish buying trip to find a nice coral or two…
This is one of my favourite turquoise polishes – Essie’s Where’s My Chauffeur? And I have quite a few turquoises. I don’t have quite so many nude polishes so this month will be interesting.
This week is a crazy busy week for me so I needed a nice simple design for my nails. And this is one of the most simple things I’ve had on my nails for a long time which made a nice change!
This is the last of the pink, blue and yellow Tri polish manis and it’s been a fun and versatile combination to work with. I was trying to think of a design or technique I hadn’t visited in a while and thought of leopard print. It’s always a design I worry might look a bit trashy but when I get it on my nails I really love it and don’t care if anyone thinks it’s trashy! I particularlyenjoy wearing it in bright colours so I thought I’d chose some bold shades of pink, blue and yellow for this one.
I also learnt a valuable lesson doing this mani. When I do a gradient I usually put down a white base, or the lightest colour in my gradient, but I sometimes get bored of waiting for all those layers to dry before I actually start on the gradient. So I thought maybe it would just be quicker to build up the layers of sponging without a base colour. It isn’t. It took ages! And the pink built up and became opaque much quicker than the yellow so I worried about it getting uneven. I have no idea how many layers of sponging I did but I am pretty positive that it was no shortcut!
Anyway… On to the nails!
I used: Candy Floss – Ciaté, Sumner Place – Nails Inc, Incognito in Sausalito – OPI