October Tri-polish challenge Part 1: Tigers!

Hi everyone!

I almost skipped the tri-polish challenge this month because I mistakenly thought the first posts had to be up last week and I hadn’t done anything yet. Luckily I was mistaken so I had a chance to put something together!

This month’s colours are orange, yellow and green. Not my favourite combination, but it is very Halloweeny. For the challenge, you have to use at least 2 of the 3 colours per design (and all 3 on at least one design) and you may add black, white, gold, silver, and glitter toppers. Here’s what I did:

tiger water decals over saran wrap essence flashy pumpkin and wanna be your sunshine stamped with BM-223

TIGERS! So as you can see, I only used my orange and yellow for this first challenge mani – Essence colour & go in Flashy Pumpkin and Wanna be your Sunshine. I started off with Flashy Pumpkin and then added Wanna be your Sunshine on top using the cling wrap/saran wrap technique:

saran wrap essence flashy pumpkin and wanna be your sunshineI only recently discovered how great this technique is. It’s quick and easy and it makes for a much more interesting base for stamping or other techniques.

saran wrap essence flashy pumpkin and wanna be your sunshineOnce that was dry, I stamped by thumb, pinkie, and index finger using Essence Stamp me! Black and plate BM-223 for the tiger print. I then used my brand new tiger water decals from KKCenterHK on my middle and ring fingers.

tiger water decals over saran wrap essence flashy pumpkin and wanna be your sunshine stamped with BM-223I made the mistake of touching the one on my ring finger again a minute later to check if it was dry – it moved again and as I replaced it, the line near the ear got damaged. I guess it was just my inexperience with water decals because I used some others the next day and remembered to tap them dry with paper towel, and then I didn’t have any trouble. You can also obviously see some pretty big stamping blipses but that stamping is actually good for me, so I just left it as it was.

tiger water decals over saran wrap essence flashy pumpkin and wanna be your sunshine stamped with BM-223I’d never usually use just orange or yellow on my nails but I ended up loving this nail art. What do you think?

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  • http://tactlesstyler.wordpress.com Tyler Vivier

    Awesome!!! RAWR 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hahaha thanks!

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    ORANGE AND YELLOW FTW!!! LOVING

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Yay Thank you!!!

  • http://therealbeautycase.blogspot.it/ Gold Francine

    I LOVE tigers! ♥

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Yay! Aren’t the decals great? 🙂

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    LOVE this!!!! I think everything just goes together SO well.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I seriously love the decals 🙂

  • http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com Catherine Dream

    I love this background SO much!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 😀