Surprise challenge: Red and green skittle manicure

“On the first saturday of christmas, my true love gave to me …”

  • Depend – 91
  • L’Oréal – 404
  • Maybelline – Winter Baby

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Surprise challenge: Red and black flowers

Phew, this week’s polishes were super hard to combine! It’s actually weird that I had such a hard time with these polishes, because in theory they’re not that hard to create something with, but two of the three are very dark, so you weren’t able to see what I’d done.

I’m pretty pleased with the end result – It was a little hard to capture on camera, but I’ve included a super close-up of the flowers and I hope you’ll be able to see where I was going with it. Continue reading

Surprise Challenge: Dark Grey Stripes

For this week’s suprise challenge, I was given these polishes:

  • Sally Hansen – Himalaya
  • China Glaze – Stop that train!
  • Essie – The perfect cover up

My hands were extremely shaky, so the lines are not very pretty and I probably should have used striping tape, but.. sigh.. I just hate using striping tape.. And today my hate of using striping tape won over my love of the look of striping tape manicures. So here it is, shaky stripes and all.

black stripes 1 black stripes 2

Surprise challenge: Blue french tip gradient

This week for my surprise challenge, the polishes I was given to create something with were:

  • Depend – 136
  • Essie – Hide & Go Chic
  • Sally Hansen – Splattered

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Surprise challenge: Green and nude zig-zag

My boyfriend surprised me the other day by saying that he’d come up with an idea for a new series on my blog; he would look at all of my nail polishes and put them together in groups of three and then I’d have to come up with nail art that consist of only those three polishes (with a free choice of top coat). And the catch – I have no saying in the pairings and I don’t get to know the combination until the day I am to create the nail art – I only asked that the combinations would be christmas-y for the month of december. This way I will get around to using some of the polishes I have worn very little.

For the first challenge, the polishes he has given me are:

  • Rimmel London – Bewitch
  • Essie – Ballet Slippers
  • Sally Hansen – Glass Slipper

This was a little tricky, since Ballet Slippers is a nearly nude polish and Glass Slipper also does not stand out too much, but I came up with something pretty cool – matte green on one side of nude zig-zags and shiny, glittery green on the other side.

Grøn zig-zag 1 Grøn zig-zag 2