Thursday, 16 January 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Stripes

When I saw the 'stripes' prompt for this challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I did it, but it didn't turn out quite the way I was imagining in my head. I took photos of it and all but I don't think I'm ready for it yet. I'll leave it for later... I started again with naked nails and brought two older polishes that I knew I liked and went well together. 

For the base I used two coats of Ulta3 in Bouquet, a lovely fuchsia crelly with lots of blue shimmer which was purchased at the beginning of 2012 for about 50c. I then brought out the striping tape and created an unintentionally uneven diagonal stripe pattern on middle and ring fingers. I used Sally Hansen in Bejeweled for the textured stripes and created a glitter gradient with the same polish on the rest of my fingers. I topped my pinky and index with a coat of Seche Vite.


Bejeweled was one of the first swatches I did in this blog back in June 2012 but it was so terrible I redid a swatch here. It's always been one of my favorite polishes because of the combination of colours, how quickly it dried, the relative easiness to remove this super packed glitter and the texture. I liked the way the glitter didn't sit smoothly on the nail and I believe this is the polish that started my luuuurve for textured polishes, even though this isn't labelled as one.



This was a bit of a rushed job but I'm still happy with the way it come out, I can't stop running my fingers over this textured stripes. 


Check out the rules for this challenge and other striped manicures below. There are some real winners in the.





20 comments:

  1. It didnt turn out the way you had it in your head????? what did you have in your head??? this is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! :)

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    1. Thanks! The original idea used different polishes and a completely different pattern. Glad you like this one though!

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    1. Thanks you! It was very simple but it worked well!

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  3. The pink color looks beautiful on your nails,
    I love this manicure ;)

    Xx julia

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    1. Thanks! I'm rediscovering my love for bright pink polishes with this challenge!

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  4. I love the diagonal stripes and glitter gradient!! I wonder what you had in your head, too!

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    1. Thank you! I'll make sure I post what I thought about. I need to get used to the look of it...

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  5. This looks absolutely gorgeous!! The glitter stripes with texture and the pink, I am in love.xx

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll take any excuse to have texture on my nails!

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  6. I think it's lovely! I never think to use striping tape with glitter, but I think I might need to borrow this idea ^_^

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    1. Hehe! I would love to see a different version of this!

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  7. I just love pink polishes like this one! lovely stripes too!

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    1. Pink polishes fell off my radar to create some variety in here but I think it's time for them to make a comeback!

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  8. Oh love the texture stripes!!!! Great ideas!

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    1. Thanks! I've been thinking what else I can do with tape and textured polishes.

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    1. Thank you! I'm thinking I might do a similar design with different colours.

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