Friday, May 22, 2015

30 Days of Colour: Creme/Color Blocking

Ok, let me be honest with you. This manicure was a huge pain. I wasn't very excited to begin with for today's challenge. You'd think color blocking would be my thing, but no, not really. I wanted to do this one "really quickly" which quickly turned into 11:30 at night. I'm over it. But I did get a compliment at work so that was nice. Do you ever feel like the nails you feel meh about get the best response from other people? The nails I love the most get hardly any likes. I have a weird sense of style.

I had some trouble getting these to work right. I started with a base color of Intelligence, Integrity, & Courage from the Giver collection by China Glaze. It's a nice soft grey which is pretty much my favorite color besides purple. I painted rectangles of polish onto wax paper in hopes that they'd peel off so I could cut them up for my color blocking. They did not. I started over with a silicone mat and had much better luck. For each of my rectangles I used two coats of polish and then fast dry top coat to help them peel up more easily. I placed the rectangles onto bits of wax paper to give them more substance to cut through and then cut out tons of little triangles.

Colors used:
China Glaze- Queen B (dark purple)
China Glaze- Seeing Red (green.. just kidding. red)
Sinful Colors- Calypso (dark teal)
Sinful Colors- Endless Blue (royal blue)
Sinful Colors- Unicorn (pale yellow)
Milani Neon- Fresh Teal (teal)
Orly- You're Blushing (pinkish beige)

I used base coat to stick the triangles in random patterns to my nails and there ya go. Color blocking with slightly drab colors. It turned out pretty ok. 

More color blocking manicures here:

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