The Neverending Pile Challenge: Had To Have It, Still Haven’t Worn It!

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Hi everyone!

I’m back with another installment of the Neverending Pile Challenge. Today’s prompt is ‘Had to have it, still haven’t worn it’ and I had one polish that fit the bill!

It’s no secret that I love textured polishes, but unfortunately, it’s not easy for me to get a hold of some of the textures I want most – including OPI’s liquid sands. So when I happened to see some in a far away salon one day, I had to pick up a couple of my favourites. One of these is Tiffany Case, and I can’t believe it hasn’t appeared on the blog yet!essence-colour-&-go-sparkling-water-lily-opi-liquid-sand-tiffany-case-catrice-crushed-crystals-call-me-princessI confess, I’m stretching the truth with this one. I HAVE worn Tiffany Case on my right hand, but you haven’t seen it here, so I think it’s fair game. The polish is a beautiful turquoise/blue texture – right up my alley!essence-colour-&-go-sparkling-water-lily-opi-liquid-sand-tiffany-case-catrice-crushed-crystals-call-me-princessTo get this look, I started with a base of Essence Sparkling Water Lily. I’ve used this polish in a recent untried post too, on frost day! Once it was properly dry, I used striping tape to create a criss-cross effect on my thumb, index, and pinkie fingers, with diagonal stripes on my middle and ring fingers. essence-colour-&-go-sparkling-water-lily-opi-liquid-sand-tiffany-case-catrice-crushed-crystals-call-me-princessI then sponged on a gradient of OPI Tiffany Case and Catrice Crushed Crystals Call Me Princess. When I saw them in the bottle, I thought the two textures would create a more contrasting, clashing effect, but they actually worked together quite harmoniously and I am very happy with the effect. essence-colour-&-go-sparkling-water-lily-opi-liquid-sand-tiffany-case-catrice-crushed-crystals-call-me-princessThis look turned out a lot girlier than I anticipated – and super pretty!essence-colour-&-go-sparkling-water-lily-opi-liquid-sand-tiffany-case-catrice-crushed-crystals-call-me-princessBoth textures in this were untrieds, so that’s another two down 🙂 essence-colour-&-go-sparkling-water-lily-opi-liquid-sand-tiffany-case-catrice-crushed-crystals-call-me-princess

I hope you enjoyed these nails! 🙂 npc-graphicCheck the link to see the other nails done for this theme:

  • http://wonderfulwolf.wordpress.com WonderfulWolf

    Wow, what lovely colours and they make a lovely ombre! I must say, I prefer the criss-cross!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! Yeah, I also think the criss-cross looks better, but I wanted to combine it with something different.

    • Pippa

      hehe and I love the stripes. lol
      🙂 xx

      • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

        See? This is why I had to do both! Haha! Thanks Pippa! 🙂

  • http://prettifulblog.blogspot.com/ Prettiful Blog

    This is so stunning! I have a couple of liquid sands, and I also haven’t used them yet.

    Love the striping tape and gradient effect

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! You need to try yours, they’re great!

  • http://ksnailart.wordpress.com Kairi

    This is gorgeous!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks Kairi!

  • http://sparklysharpandfabulous.blogspot.com/ The Sparkle Queen

    I love the play of the textures with the striping tape, plus the gradient! It’s such a lovely combination 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I love combining textures and tape 🙂

  • http://glowstars.net Glowstars

    Such a beautiful gradient – putting it over the tape was pure genius!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I love love tape with my texture 🙂

  • http://thedalailamasnails.wordpress.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

    SO cute – I love the criss-cross pattern, especially

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    I think this mani can go into the book of awesomeness

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks V! 🙂 😀

  • http://twitter.com/fledglingnails Manda/FledglingNails (@fledglingnails)

    The combination of the striping tape and the textures turned out beautifully. I’m also in love with that gradient you have going on!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you so much! I love love using tape and texture together 🙂

  • http://craftynail.com Craftynail

    wow this came out so pretty!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

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

    I truly admire your skills as a blogger and an Artist! Always a post without fail and a stunning mani each time too! Total inspiration if I do say so myself 😀 Awesome Mani

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Aww thanks so much Tyler! That means a lot! <3

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

        Pleasure love xxx

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    Your stripes are pretty damn epic!!! Absolutely love this!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      😀 Thank youuuu!

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