August Tri-Polish Challenge: Octopus nails

Hi everyone!

This month I am taking part in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Tri-Polish Challenge once again. This month’s colours are red, blue, and yellow. At first I had trouble coming up with good ideas for these colours (and I still need a couple more ideas!) but then I saw these adorable nails done by Wondrously Polished and I got inspired! essence-wanna-be-your-sunshine-sinful-colours-neptune-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-octopus-anchor-seahorse-starfish-nautical-nailsAren’t they too cute? And yes – I managed these within the rules of the tri-polish challenge – a red, a blue, and a yellow, plus white which is a ‘free’ polish! I decided to mix the polishes with white to create more shades – something I’ve never really done before for the TPC but it worked great.

I have very few yellow polishes, so to start off with I mixed Essence Wanna Be Your Sunshine with Sinful Colours Snow Me White to create a pastel yellow and used that as a base. I next applied the white stripes using Sinful Colours Snow Me White with a nail art brush. essence-wanna-be-your-sunshine-sinful-colours-neptune-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-octopus-anchor-seahorse-starfish-nautical-nailsNext, I used a fine nail art brush to paint the octopus using Revlon Charlie Lady in Red. I also mixed this polish with white to paint the starfish. The anchor was done using Sinful Colors Neptune (I thought it was an appropriate polish for a nautical mani!) and again, I mixed Neptune with white for the seahorse. I added a few accents in white and voila! essence-wanna-be-your-sunshine-sinful-colours-neptune-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-octopus-anchor-seahorse-starfish-nautical-nailsUnfortunately, I noticed my top coat smearing a little so I applied it more thickly only for it to bubble… sigh. These things are not very noticeable in reality but in the pictures they become more noticeable. I still love these nails though and I think they’re some of the cutest nails I’ve done! What do you think?

Check out the link for some more red, yellow and blue nails: