Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge - Untried Technique

So I joined a new challenge this past week. I haven't been feeling inspired by the tri-polish challenge lately; I need more guidance than just color! So I stumbled across this challenge last week and I jumped on it...and of course, the very first week I join, I get a nearly impossible requirement.

A technique I've never done before? First I had to think of one...and then I realized that the only techniques I've never done were because I didn't want to! This manicure took me hours to do. Admittedly, it's gorgeous, but I have no idea how Polish All The Nails does it so often and makes it look so amazing! Anyway, I decided on hand-placed glitter as the new technique to try. I seriously, seriously doubt I will ever do this again!

The base color is Barielle Jordana's Skinny Jeans, and I have no idea where I got the glitter. I bought a bunch of tiny little jars of multiple colors of hex glitter off ebay at some point, and a few more little bottles I bought in a set at a dollar store once upon a time. This was a pain-in-the-butt manicure, but it really is gorgeous. I might do it again if I had a really, really special occasion that needed the right kind of bling...but I think I'd be more likely to use a glitter polish or water marble for a special mani, ya know?

Here's our list of challenges, and then check out what the other ladies did this past week for a new technique challenge!


  1. What a blingy manicure! Super fun :)

  2. The look is great but I know myself and I'll never have enough patience to create it!

  3. I love it. Then again, I love blue AND glitter

  4. I see these too, and wonder just how long do they take? You can't beat the look, but my OCD would just flare out of control trying this. Looks great!