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.

4 comments:

  1. That looks so vivid! Fabulous work :)

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  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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    1. Thank you :) I'm glad you like them!

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