The Tri Polish Challenge has rolled around yet again! If you don't know the rules yet, shame on you! Ha ha, no, they are simple, but wordy. So here is me trying to be concise!
- 3 colours
- 1 polish for each colour
- 4 manicures with said polishes
- At least 1 manicure using all three
- At least 2 of the polishes for all manicures
- Black, white, gold, silver and glitter also allowed
Personally I set myself another little challenge within the challenge - to use all three polishes in all four manicures, and nothing else. Sometimes this isn't possible, but it's fun to try! Last month I managed it.
This month the colours are red, pink and purple. These are the polishes I will be using this month
|Barry M Gelly Nail Paints in Passion Fruit, Dragon Fruit and Plum|
There is something really satisfying about having all three polishes from the same brand! They're all matching and pretty - lovely!
Here's what I did with them for today.
OK I should start by saying that although this isn't a fail per se, it doesn't really look like it did in my head, and that's always my number one goal, so I do kind of consider it a fail in that respect. As a manicure, it's fine, but as a translation of the idea in my head, it kind of sucks!
This was going to be a really cool gradient (I can't have three polishes and not gradient them lol), with sort of pink tentacles running down. I didn't keep enough pink at the top, so it doesn't look like I hoped it would. I like it OK, but it's not what I wanted!
I used PVA glue round my cuticles and fngers to avoid the inevitable sponged mess a gradient creates - it worked brilliantly, but unfortunately I got a bit on my index finger without noticing, and I started to peel the polish off my nail! I'll need to be more careful next time, but I loved the amount of cleanup it reduced! I didn't really like the whole PVA base coat thing, so it's great I found a use for it.
There will be three more manicures this month featuring these three polishes.