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! 😀
Half Moon Nails
Here are my half moon nails for day 18!
For this I used
- Black Magic from Revlon
- Aglaia from 2True
- Konad SP in Black
- Pure Midnight From Sally Hansen
- Seche Vite
Starting with a couple of coats of black magic, I stamped the bottom half of my nail, with Agiaia, I used Moyou Pro plate 05 which is a standard size plate from them, it’s way too narrow and short for me to use as a full nail, but it’s fine to use sideways for half a nail lol!
Then I applied a thin coat of Seche Vite, when that was dry I used ring binder hole reinforcements to mask off the half moons, then sponged on some more Black Magic and removed the sticky rings.
Then for the tips of my nails I sponged on more Aglaia and some Pure midnight, I was going for a gradient but it didn’t really work very well
Then I applied another coat of Seche, waited for it to dry then stamped using the same image, but with Konad SP Black and then a final coat of SV.
Moyou Pro 05
With all of the topcoat I used for this I’m honestly surprised that it didn’t shrink a lot more!