Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tri Sky

Today is the last Tri-Polish least until next month!  Here is my last creation.

This is one of those manis....the kind where you have a plan and in the midst of it changes....for the better!

Let's have a reminder of the 3 colors.

Zoya Skylar - Layla STE 07 - Essence Grey to Be Here
Skylar is a lovely dusky blue crelly filled with gold and silver micro flecks.  Zoya describes it as a "steel blue", which I think fits perfectly!

I tried and tried to capture the gold flecks in this polish, but as they are very subtle and overpowered by the silver, I could only capture them in this pic on the index finger.  I have one complaint about this polish.  It took forever to dry as witnessed by the ding on my ring finger.  That ding cropped up 20 min after the last coat.  I admit, I hadn't added my Seche Vite to it yet, but still...20 min!  This is two coats.

 Next I sponged Grey to Be Here diagonally across the tip.

The plan was to add some glitter on top of the sponging and then stamp with something diagonally also.  Once I completed the sponging though, it looked so much like clouds in the sky, I changed my plans.  Birds and butterflies...I needed birds and butterflies!




Oh so many plates!  The key was that Shany plate 203.  It took me awhile of having this plate before I realized that the image is a bird on a branch!

After stamping all the images I used my fine detail brush to fill with Layla STE 07 and China Glaze Gold Fusion.

I like how this turned out.  For once a plan that changed for the good!  Sorry about the poor clean up.  This was completed about 1 am and with the Essence sponging being so light in color, I didn't even notice the mess at the lateral edges until I saw the pictures long after this mani was gone from my tips.

Once again, thanks for looking and commenting.   See you tomorrow with a Fashion Friday/Nail Challenge Collaborative combo I am excited to show you!



  1. Really like how this manicure turned out! Great job :)

    1. Thanks Lisa! I always love hearing from you!

  2. Filling in the stamping really sets it off! Great job!