Challenge Nails: Brown & Pink

Hey, I’m out of town this weekend but couldn’t leave you with out a Monday post! So todays post is an old challenge mani courtesy of When Colors Collide on FB. This color challenge based group, allows members create a mani incorporating the colors given. Challenges run every two weeks and at the end, a collage is created and posted to IG. Its a lot of fun so make sure to head on over to join. I didn’t do pictures at each step, so I’m going to do my best to describe what I did.

What I used:

Assume step #6 from Manicure Must Haves is complete and this is step #7.

What I did:

  • I applied a single thin base coat of Yo Soy (the lightest of the browns) to my nails
  • Next I applied liquid latex around my cuticle and side wall
  • I added Yo Soy, Spencer and Louise, from lightest to darkest in a diagonal pattern to my dry cosmetic wedge
  • While the base coat was still a little tacky, I sponged on the polish to each finger one at a time.
  • I applied another layer of polish to the wedge right over the previous polish layer
  • I repeated steps 5 and 6 until I reached my desired opacity
  • Once I was happy with the diagonal ombre, I applied a coat of Seche Vite and allowed to dry.
  • During my dry time, I selected my stamping plate and polish.
  • Once the polish was dry, I stamped my design on to each finger, removed latex and cleaned up.
  • Finally, I applied my last coat of Seche Vite and allowed to dry.
  • Couldn’t forget to oil up and take pictures.

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Again, my bad for not getting pictures each step of the way, hopefully you could follow long. what are some of your favorite color combos? I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and will join me for the next edition in Challenge Nails.