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Crumpet’s Tarts 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge – Week 1

So I’ve entered into my first nail challenge and I’m glad to be doing it under the guiding eye of Debbie Crumpet.  All of the ladies in this challenge are SO inspiring so I really have to step up my game to hang with this crew. The challenge is actually in its second week so I have a little catching up to do.  Here’s what I managed to do last night with Karbach Hopadillo IPA as my creative catalyst.

This week’s prompts were teal and 2-color gradient.  I wanted to do a different take on a gradient so I did a jelly dot gradient using Zoya Frieda – a teal jelly that I’ve had around a while but never used – and Zoya Purity for the dots.  I threw in some Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope for some holo water sparkle.  I’m really pleased with how this turned out!

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Dark Queen of the Mermaids

I had been debating between an homage to my new Stila Magnificent Metal Foil shadow in dusty rose or my new MAC Pro Longwear eye liner in mountain air – which is amazing and beautiful and goes on like BUTTER and lasts aaaaaall day long.

Stila Magnificent Metal Foil shadow in Dusty Rose and Pro Longwear Eyeliner from MAC in Mountain Air

Stila Magnificent Metal Foil shadow in Dusty Rose and Pro Longwear Eyeliner from MAC in Mountain Air

Across the Universe gives me the best of both worlds with the blue and green hex and microglitters in a navy jelly base creating a reflective surface that I can only imagine is like catching the last glimmering light beam deep in the ocean with the very last light filtering through before darkness.  This is why I call it my Dark Queen of the Mermaids polish.

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Two coats of Across the Universe over two coats of OPI Fly. Seche Vite base and top coat.

 

 

 

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Two coats of Across the Universe over two coats of OPI Fly. Seche Vite base and top coat.

Three Coats of only Across the universe with Seche Vite base and top coat

Three Coats of only Across the universe with Seche Vite base and top coat.

 

If you haven’t splurged for this one yet and you love blue polishes and/or glitters, this is definitely a must have for your collection.  The formula is perfection.  It goes on smoothly and beautiful and looks stunning even after just two coats by itself.  Putting this polish on is simply a joy because anyone can do it and look at their nails and be in awe.  Yes.  You just did that.