5.21.2013

Tri-Polish Challenge (May #1) - Ikat Print

Hey guys!

The Crumpet'sTri-Polish Challenge is back for the month of May! I have the first post for that challenge for you today. But first, let me go over the rules again:

Rules:
  • Crumpet's Nail Tarts will be choosing three colors each month and you must ONLY use those three colors to create the manicures
    • The colors for May are Grey, Red, & Blue
  • That being said, you have free use of white, black, silver, gold, and glitter toppers
  • You must choose 1 polish to represent each color choice and use the same three polishes throughout the challenge
  • The challenge has 4 posts each month: the Tuesday and Thursday of the 3rd and 4th week of each month 
    • For May: 21, 23, 28, 30
 The brands/colors that I ended up choosing are:

Revlon Midnight Haze, Revlon Revlon Red, Revlon Coast is Clear
Revlon Midnight Haze is a metallic shimmery grey, Revlon Revlon Red is a bright red creme, and Revlon Coast is Clear is a light shimmery tiffany blue.

Now onto the good stuff! I decided to do ikat print for the first day of the challenge because I really wanted to do it in April but ended up not doing it. I also love how ikat looks and how the manicures for it end up turning out! Take a look at it.


 To get this look:
  • I wanted to have a lighter base color so after applying my base coat, I used Revlon Coast is Clear as my base polish color.
  • I then used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and a small detail brush to create white triangles on all of my nails.
  • After the white had dried, I used Revlon Revlon Red to create a smaller, red triangle within the white triangles.
  • Normally, the next step would use black polish, but since this is the first manicure for May's Tri-Polish Challenge, I wanted to use all three polishes. I used Revlon Midnight Haze to imperfectly outline the white triangles and then add a smaller triangle within all of the red triangles.
  • I sealed the deal with my favorite top coat.


I absolutely love how it turned out! It's a cleaner version of the ikat because it is really supposed to be a little more rough looking (to compare, take a look at my other ikat print manicure) but I still like it.

What do you all think of it? Let me know in the comments section below!

Take a look at the other great manicures for the first post in the Tri-Polish Challenge!



5 comments:

  1. Pretty!! I have not tried this yet. Too scared I will mess it up!

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    1. Thank you! You should try it, it doesn't have to be perfect so it's alright if you do end up messing it up :P I think messing it up makes it look better!

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    2. Thank you so much! Btw, I LOVE your name!! Especially because I ended up chipping off the side of my thumb nail :(

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