Hey Everyone! 🙂
I have finally caught up with the 52 Week Pick and Mix Challenge! Yay! 😀
This week the prompt is Mermaid and the colours are Lilac and Green.
For my Mermaid nails I used
- Sinful Colors – Snow Me White
- Sally Hansen – Moonstone (Lustre Shine)
- China Glaze – Make A Spectacle
- Sally Hansen – Orchid Express (Insta-Dry)
- Maybelline – Flash Cosmic
- Sally Hansen – Blue Streak (Insta-Dry)
- Messy Mansion – MM21
- Konad Special Polish Black
- Seche Vite
I decided to try out a new (to me) technique for this mani. The technique is called Smoosh Attack (amazing name!) and you can find a pictorial tutorial right here Smoosh Attack.
Over a coat of Snow Me White I Smooshed a mixture of Blue Streak, Orchid Express, Moonstone and a a little bit more white polish.
When it was dry I added the glitter polishes Make a Spectacle and Flash Cosmic.
Then I applied a coat of Seche Vite to smooth out the glitter.
Messy Mansion MM21
I used Stamping Plate MM21 From Messy Mansion, I was going for an angled gradient with the scales, but that turned out to be a lot more tricky than I was expecting. But this looks much better than how I pictured when I was planning it. 😀
For the stamping I used Konad Special Polish in Black and Moonstone.
Then I added a final coat of Seche Vite.
Today I have some thoroughly unfestive tropical fish nail art to share with you 🙂
I recently replanted my fish tank with loads of plants! It looks really nice now and my fish look really happy (well as happy as fish can look)!
For this I started with a couple of coats of Lumin-iceant from Color Club, I really like this polish, it’s a blue toned silver foil polish and it’s opaque in one coat.
MM21 and MM09
I used two stamping plates from Messy Mansion, MM21 for the scales and MM09 for the fish, along with konad special polish in black.
For the leadlighting chose to use some tinted polishes that I mixed myself, you can find the post about them Here. I used my dark blue, purple and red ones.
Tropical Fish Leadlight Nail Art
Here’s a bonus (rather rubbish) photo of my fish tank.
In a couple of months when the plants have grown in a bit I think it’s going to look lovely!
This week is the beginning of the 52 week pick and mix challenge! (I would have posted this earlier but I have been away)
Each week, there are 2 prompts. It is your choice whether to do just one, both, or combine them.
The first option is a pattern – these are alphabetical.
The second option is a colour or a range of colours. As far as possible, these should be oldies or untried.
Teal Grey Gradient Scales
This challenge looks amazing! I love how relaxed it is 🙂
52 week pick and mix
For the gradient I used Rise and Shine from Sinful Colors and Mind Your Mittens from Essie. This is the first time I have tried Mind Your Mittens, its been sitting in my polish box for ages and for some reason I just keep overlooking it, it really is a lovely dark grey/blue!
Teal And Grey
The stamp is from Messy Mansion stamping plate MM21 along with Konad special polish in black!
Rise and Shine with Mind Your Mittens
I was only just in time with this post oO hopefully I’ll be able to get the rest of them done before the last moment! 😀
A quick reminder 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 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules
I have to say green is not my favorite polish colour and I only own a couple of bottles of green, but luckily I do have this rather old one! The shade is called Froggy and it was made by a brand called Lizzy French. I think I have had this polish for about 12 years!
Green Dragon Scales
The polish is an almost metallic pearl/shimmer with silver, gold and green glitter, As it was so old I ended up having to thin it down quite a lot which made the application a nightmare!
Lizzy French – Froggy
I applied three coats of Froggy over base coat. With the first coat of polish the streaking was dreadful, along with the visible brush strokes, the second coat dissolved the polish underneath, there was crinkling/bunching up and bald spots as well! Ugh the horror! For the final coat I applied the polish in a really thick layer, really quickly, I’m glad it worked because I was ready to give up on the whole thing.
For the stamping I used Konad special polish And Messy Mansion Plate MM21.
Green Scaley Nails
Don’t forget to have a look at the GOT Polish Pinterest page for loads of other fantastic Challenge nails 😀
Sorry about the lack of posts lately, life has been getting in the way! In a good way tho 🙂
I received my new Messy Mansion plates this week! 😀 I chose MM21 which is the Scaly Things plate, MM16 William Morris and friends and MM14 the Birdy plate. The image for today is from The scaly things plate! which you can find here
Gradient With Scaly Things!
For the Gradient I used Tanzanite and Aquamarine both from the Chroma Chameleon collection by Revlon, I found the polishes are a bit on the thin side, so I applied the gradient over a coat of black polish to make the colours pop. For the stamping I used Konad SP in black and finished it with a coat of Seche Vite!