1 April 2014

April Tri Polish Challenge - Pink, Yellow and Blue.

Good afternoon polished ones! It's such a lovely day today, I have spent my day at work looking out the window wanting to be in the sun!

The start of a new month means a new Tri Polish Challenge theme. This month is pink, yellow and blue. I'm not sure if I will be able to participate in Tri Polish much this month as I'm hoping to join in on an autism awareness challenge I have seen floating around on facebook.. but I shall try my best. I fancied trying a new technique for this manicure, so I went with spun sugar nails :).

To see my manicure read on below.

I'm not sure who originally came up with this technique, but I know a lot of people were doing it a while back. Yes, I am a bit late to the party with these :P.

I started by painting all my nails with W7 - Black.

I created the spun sugar effect by leaving a blob of each polish to dry a bit and mixing it with a toothpick so I could stretch out strings of it. I stretched strings of each colour over my nails.

The colours I used are Barielle - Surfs Up, Nicole by OPI - Hit The Lights and Leighton Denny - Plush Pink. I skipped topcoat on this manicure.

So my spun sugar effect came out a tad messy... but I still quite like the effect. It reminds me of paint splatters. I loved the texture of them, I spent the day rubbing my nails when I was wearing these. I did struggle getting the paint all the way round my nail as they are quite curved. I reckon I will try this again though.

Have you tried this technique? Does anyone have any tips on making it neater? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for looking.


  1. That looks so vivid! Fabulous work :)

  2. From the thumbnails, I couldn't tell they were spun sugar nails. From afar, they actually look like a wild zebra print <3 I really love the choice of colors here. Great job!


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