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A Challenge

Friday, May 13th, 2011

It’s been quiet around here for a while, and I just want to inform you that I’m not dead! I’ve just had a lot to do lately, which means less time for nails and blogging.  But now I finally got something to show you.

I saw this challenge at Annie’s Colors a few weeks ago, and it sounded really fun so I had to give it a try as well. What you do is pick out three colors from your stash without looking, and then combining them in a manicure. I have three drawers in my IKEA Helmer that are dedicated to polishes, so I randomly chose one from each of them. First one out was China Glaze Harmony, a medium purple, and then I got hold of Color Club Electronica which is more of a blurple. So far so good. The last polish I ended up with was Nfu Oh 60, with orange/green flakies. That one made me a little confused as how to combine it with the others. I felt I needed some time to think about what to do with these, so I wore Harmony alone for a week until I made the full manicure.

The chosen ones: China Glaze Harmony, Color Club Electronica, Nfu Oh 60.

I thought I would fail miserably with the manicure so I didn’t put much time into the application. I used Harmony as a base, and then I applied Electronica on top for a Ruffian design. Then I layered Nfu Oh 60 on top of Electronica. The Ruffian doesn’t look too bad for a first try, if I do say so myself. After that I applied Nfu Oh 60 on top of Electronica.


Still not sure if the flakies work with the rest of the colors, it’s not the colors I normally would have combined.

Trying to mimic alizarine claws wonderful shots… big fail! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to keep my nails in a straight line..

Have you done this challenge? If not, I think you should!