Welcome back to three consecutive days of nail art challenges! Tri-Polish Tuesday starts us off with another installment of the pink, brown, and grey prompt. This week I chose three muted shades and decided to add a little texture to the party.
I started this look off by creating a saran-wrap marble on all of my fingers, first with OPI Pinking of You.
My next layer was another saran-wrap marble using Barry M Mushroom.
I then went in to create some half-moons at the cuticles on all but my middle finger and thumb using MUA Koala Bear, but soon discovered that this grey is actually a pretty sheer crelly, so I knew I was going to have either rethink my polish or do something totally different.
Inspiration struck when I realized that I had a flocking powder that matched Koala Bear almost identically! It's also possible that the name "Koala Bear" had me thinking about fuzzy things.
Working one nail at a time, I applied a thick layer of Koala Bear to my half-moons, and immediately dropped the flocking powder over the wet polish using a pair of tweezers over an empty yogurt container to catch the fallout. After a few seconds of waiting, I gently patted the flocking powder down and brushed off the excess using a fan brush.
On my middle finger and thumb, I created a v-shaped french tip in Koala Bear, and repeated the above steps on my tips.
Of course, the only topcoat on this mani was applied after the second wave of saran-wrap marbling, because topcoat would ruin the fuzzy effect of the flocking powder.
I love the contrast between the fluffy flocking and what looks like pink marble underneath. It's almost like someone put a coat and hat on a statue.
And I'm the kind of weirdo that would put a fuzzy hat and sweater on a statue. So be it.
I hope you like this look, although I know that it's a bit unconventional. Let me know what you think in the comments. I'll be back tomorrow with another Techniques Challenge look for the Llama Nails Challenge.
Hope you're off to a good week!