4.18.2013

Tri-Polish Challenge (April #2) - Retro Arrowheads

Hey guys!

Today is day 2 of the Tri-Polish Challenge hosted by Crumpet's Nail Tarts! To refresh, the colors for April are Turquoise, Pink, and Orange.
** The "turquoise" I am using for the challenge is the closest color I have to turquoise**

I thought about doing something a bit more abstract so I ended up with funky arrowheads! Surprisingly, I ran out of tape after doing my thumb and it had taken so much time already that I decided to just freehand the rest of it, so it is a bit sloppy, but I tried very hard to keep the lines as straight as I could!! My back and shoulders are still spazzing so it was tough.


To get this look:
  • After putting on my favorite base coat, I started off with the black arrow at the base of my nail and created the arrow using a small striping brush and Sinful Colors Black On Black 
  • I then went and added the other black "arrows" near the middle of the nail using the same small striping brush
  • Next up, I used a striping brush and China Glaze For Audrey to create the full turquoise arrows and the half arrows
  • The full pink arrows and half pink arrows were made using a small striping brush and Sinful Colors Island Coral
  • I made my pointer finger the accent nail, and instead of making half arrows, I just kept it as full arrows and did not add the vertical white stripe
  • To finish off the look, I added the white arrows and the stripe down the nail using the striping brush and Sinful Colors Snow Me White, and then, as always, ended it all with my favorite top coat


This was hard to do after I ran out of the tape and I like how it turned out, but I think it would have been amazing if I had been able to do this look on all of the nails using the tape. No use crying over spilled polish though, right?

The overall look ended up turning out pretty cool. It has a retro/tribal look to it, don't you think?

I hope you all liked my mani and I look forward to coming up with another look for next Tuesday's Tri-Polish Challenge post!!  But before that, check back soon for my next challenge mani in the 31-Day Challenge!! Leave me comments in the comments section below to let me know how I'm doing! I love getting feedback!!


8 comments:

  1. your freehand is way better than mine! :) great mani

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    1. Thank you!! I really appreciate that :) and I'm glad that you like the mani!!

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  2. So pretty!! Your free hand looks great to me!

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  3. Great color combo and pattern ! It's beautiful !

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    1. Thank you!! I love the color combo too!

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  4. I love the pattern! This is really pretty!

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