Thursday, 29 August 2013

Tri Polish Challenge August 2013 - Manicure 4

Greetings All!

This is the last of this month's TPC. There will be another one next month! If you would like to join in, you can do so here.

Here is a final reminder of the polishes I've been using this month to represent red, yellow and green.

OPI The Thrill of Brazil, The 'It' Color and Jade is The New Black.

This manicure is a bit of a strange one. It looked amazing in my head, terrible on my nails, and kind of not too bad in the photos. I guess it all evened out!

I started by painting my nails using the three colours. Then I put on some random stripes of tape, and used the splatter technique with a straw, using the two contrasting colours for each nail. I removed the tape and voila.

These polishes are a little on the thicker side, so they didn't splatter too well, they didn't leave me with crisp lines, and they made my nails so lumpy lol. I was ready to scrap this as a fail, but I thought I'd take pictures just in case, because they did end up taking quite a bit of time and effort to do!

Miraculously they don't look too bad! Not great, but not as awful as in real life. I do like the marbling effect, and I think if I had gotten neat, crisp lines they would have been pretty good. It is something I would try again, but with thinner, less lumpy polishes!


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