7 January 2014

January Tri Polish Challenge: Red, Yellow and Orange.

Hello everyone. I hope you all had good days, mine was long!

For the new year I wanted to join a challenge or something similar for my blog, since I enjoyed the 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge so much. I recently joined Crumpet's Nail Tarts group on Facebook and saw a post on there about the Tri Polish Challenge themes for the new year so I decided to give that a go. For those of you who may not be aware of what this challenge entails, there are 3 colours set each month for the challenge. You then have to create a manicure each week using those set colours.


For January the theme is red, orange and yellow. I have chosen to use China Glaze - Hey Sailor, Essie - Fear Or Desire and Nicole by OPI - Hit The Lights.

To see what nail art I created just click below.


I had problems photographing this manicure with the design lining up so apologies for the awkward hand positions and weird photos lol.


For these nails I was inspired by this image. I started with a white base colour on all my nails.


I used a nail art brush to paint on the sun, I dragged the polishes into each other to try and blend them together. Once I was happy with this I went round the outline with W7 - Black and then filled in the background.


I freehanded my bird using a detail brush and W7 - Black again. This took a couple of attempts, I had to give him some facial reconstruction surgery because he was a bit messed up the first time around. The design looks weird when its not lined up.


I wasn't really sure what to do for my thumb, so I just did a gradient with the three challenge colours.


I was pretty bloody proud of these, I don't think my photos quite do them justice but I was happy that I managed to make it look like a bird across all my nails (at least I think it does anyway). 

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for looking.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so beautiful! You did an awesome job! Your bird is really pretty!

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  2. Blimey, you should be bloody proud - these are amazing!

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  3. I love your bird, good work! And I like that orange you used.

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  4. This is awesome Vicky!
    I love how you smoothly blended the colors. Really gorgeous!
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you :) it took me a while to get the colours like that!

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  5. These look perfect -- I love how the bird is silhouetted against the "sun"! Great use of the three colors :)

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  6. Ahhh these are fantastic! Love your use of colours, and how the bird flows across your nails!

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  7. I'm speechless!! This is just amazing.

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    1. Thank you my love, glad you like it :)

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