16 Jul 2013

Tri Polish Challenge July Day 1 - Ikat Half Moons

Hello lovely people! I'm literally melting here! And my polish collection is suffering too - I may actually have to take some food out and start storing my favourites in the fridge!!!

So, the last few weeks have flown by, and its that Tri Polish Challenge time again! Colours for July are blue, blue and green, and I have chosen Barry M Gelly Paints Blue Grape and Key Lime, and LA Colors Aquatic. 

I've started with an idea I've been playing with for a while, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to have a go! I started with a base of Key Lime, and then built up the Ikat pattern with LA Colors French White, Aquatic and LA Colors Black Velvet. I coated it all with Seche Vite and here are the pictures :)

I am so happy that these turned out okay! I'm so glad to be back to bright colours this month having chosen dark colours for June. These have been noticed a lot, so if nothing else, they;re eye-catching! Stay tuned for another Tri Polish mani on Thursday and in the meantime, take a look at all the other fabulous colour combos and awesome nail art using the links below!


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    1. Thanks! I'm so happy I decided to give this idea a try :)

  2. Such a cool manicure! :)

  3. Sam, I tell you this is so amazing! Did you use a fan brush? I'd love to replicate this look, would you consider doing a small tutorial? :)

    1. Thank Natalia! I just used my striping brush for this design. I'll put together a quick photo tutorial and let you know when its done :)

  4. Yes its so pretty !