The Neverending Pile: Skittles


Hi everyone!

Today’s theme for the Neverending Pile Challenge is skittles. For those of you who might not know, that means doing a different design (or using a different colour) on each nail. I wasn’t quite sure what to do for this theme at first, but then I just picked out a few polishes and had fun! This is the result: the-neverending-pile-challenge-skittles-sinful-colors-gorgeous-let's-talk-essence-sparkle-sand-effect-be-my-lucky-starI started with a base of Sinful Colors Let’s Talk on my thumb, middle, and pinkie fingers, and Sinful Colors Gorgeous on my index and ring fingers.

On my thumb, I waited until Let’s Talk was dry, then placed striping tape in a random pattern and filled in the shapes with Gorgeous and Essence Sparkle Sand Effect Be My Lucky Star. the-neverending-pile-challenge-skittles-sinful-colors-gorgeous-let's-talk-essence-sparkle-sand-effect-be-my-lucky-starFor my index finger, I just used a small nail art brush and freehanded the zigzags using Let’s Talk and Be My Lucky Star.

On my middle finger, I used a large dotting tool to add the dots of Gorgeous over Let’s Talk, and then a smaller dotting tool to add the dots of Be My Lucky Star. the-neverending-pile-challenge-skittles-sinful-colors-gorgeous-let's-talk-essence-sparkle-sand-effect-be-my-lucky-starOn my ring finger, I waited until the base of Gorgeous was dry and then added striping tape in vertical stripes. I added a coat of Let’s talk and peeled away the tape. Once that was dry, I used a small nail art brush to add stripes of Be My Lucky Star over Let’s Talk (you could use tape again for this step to make sure it’s precise, but I didn’t feel like the effort of tape and luckily it worked out fine without!)the-neverending-pile-challenge-skittles-sinful-colors-gorgeous-let's-talk-essence-sparkle-sand-effect-be-my-lucky-starOn my pinkie finger, I tried to create a waterfall (here’s a tutorial by The Nailasaurus) but it didn’t turn out all that waterfall-y. Not to worry, because I still liked it and it still worked with the other nails!the-neverending-pile-challenge-skittles-sinful-colors-gorgeous-let's-talk-essence-sparkle-sand-effect-be-my-lucky-star

All three polishes I used here were untrieds and I loved how well they worked together with all the designs. What do you think?

Check out some more skittles for today at the link:

  • Manisha

    Lovely mani.Its so neat

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • Tina

    Those zigzags are freehanded?!?!?! That takes some skill! These all remind me of lamp worked beads! Such depth!

    • paintedfingertips

      Lol! Thank you! The zigzags were the hardest, yes, I just took a tiny brush and did it sloowwwlyyy 🙂

  • Marisa

    You got Sinful Colors Let’s Talk to actually look purple! I’m so jealous, whenever I photograph it, it turns blue. I love the designs you did too! These are awesome 😀

    • paintedfingertips

      Hehe, thanks! I guess our cameras are just fussy in different ways, mine always makes my skin look red and I battle to get it looking semi-normal! I love Let’s Talk though 🙂

  • Debbie Spence

    Love the colour combination! Really great skittles.

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks Debbie!

  • Ashley Eileen

    I love this look!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you 🙂

  • Dani FromPolishwithLove

    I love a good skittles mani! Your index is my favorite!!!!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks! That was my favourite too, I was glad I could get the zigzags pretty even 🙂

  • Jessica W.

    I love how you did your thumb! What a great skittle mani!

    • paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • OrdinaryMisfit

    I don’t love all skittles but this one blows my socks off. Let’s talk is such a stunning polish but yet you’ve somehow made everything more gorgeous. love this.

    • paintedfingertips

      They just went so well together. I think I could’ve done almost anything and it would’ve looked good just thanks so the amazing polishes