For the GOT Polish Challenge this week I have this black and white matte skittle to show you 🙂
But first here’s a quick recap of the rules!
- The polish you use should be at least one year old.
- If you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
- The polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried.
- You can use more than one polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules.
I used three polishes for this, (four if you count the matte topcoat) White On White from China Glaze, Barry M Black and Konad SP in Black.
My camera decided that it hated these nails so there’s only one picture today
Black and White Matte Skittle
I started off by painting my thumb, index and ring fingers with two coats of the White polish, and my middle and little finger with two coats of the Black
Starting with my thumb, the stamp I chose is from plate MM09 from Messy Mansion, then I applied a coat of my usual topcoat and waited for it to dry.
I used a makeup sponge for the gradient on my index finger, it took two coats before I was happy with the amount of black.
My middle finger was easy, I just applied the white polish with a medium sized dotting tool.
The water marble on my ring finger was a bit of a pain, the black polish was a bit too thick to spread on the water, so I ended up using a little dish to thin some of the polish with a little acetone, I used a striping brush to add drops of it to the water. I’m really happy with how it turned out! all those different shades of grey! My water marble was going so well, until an annoying little bubble that I didn’t notice before I added my topcoat and I ended up dragging some polish across the design. Grr!
I changed my mind on what I was going to do on my little finger. Originally I was going to do something with striping tape but after doing all my other nails I really didn’t feel like doing anything complicated so I just taped over the end of my nail and applied white over the black, I should probably have just removed the black polish and started again but for some reason, I didn’t think of it at the time lol. It took three coats to cover the black, and the edge is a bit fuzzy. but I think it turned out ok! 🙂
Then I decided that it needed some nail studs so I stuck them on with some more topcoat, when it was dry I applied a coat of Matte. And it was all finished!
Don’t forget to check out the GOT Polish challenge Pinterest page! You can find that right Here