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


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:

  • WonderfulWolf

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

    • 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

      • paintedfingertips

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

  • 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

    • paintedfingertips

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

  • Kairi

    This is gorgeous!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks Kairi!

  • The Sparkle Queen

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

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I love combining textures and tape 🙂

  • Glowstars

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

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I love love tape with my texture 🙂

  • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

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

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • vonimoller

    I think this mani can go into the book of awesomeness

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks V! 🙂 😀

  • 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!

    • paintedfingertips

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

  • Craftynail

    wow this came out so pretty!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • 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

    • paintedfingertips

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

      • Tyler Vivier

        Pleasure love xxx

  • OrdinaryMisfit

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

    • paintedfingertips

      😀 Thank youuuu!

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