Saturday, February 1, 2014


Still a couple of categories left for the faves of 2013, but today is the start of a new challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails, Nail-Art-A-Go-Go.  Want to join?  The Facebook group is Polish Passionistas.  Here is the schedule:

I have been so excited about this challenge!  I think it is because I took such a long break from nail art with the faves.  Nice to take a break, but even better to get back to it!  Today is Achromatic, which means without color.  Technically, I guess tan is a color, but I consider it achromatic compared to the rest of the rainbow.  I'm probably wrong, but it's my blog, right?

So I thought this would look really cool, but I think it looks a little diseased (tee hee).  I still like it!

I started with a gradient of Contrary Polish Hayride, Barry M Lychee and China Glaze Dandy Lyin Around.  Lychee is so highly pigmented that it kind of took over, but I added some more Hayride after taking this pic.

Next I stamped with Konad Special White and BM-02.

Finally I added dots with Zoya Godiva.  I layered the dots a few times.

Although this kind of looks like it should be on a witch in these pics, it was very subtle IRL and I actually enjoyed it.  Like all the other textured dots I have ever done, I spent a lot of time rubbing my thumb along the bumps.  What can I say, I am a tactile person!

What do you think?  Glad to see nail art back on the blog?  Think this would make a good Halloween mani with some other color scheme?  Want to join us?  Check what everyone else did!


  1. Very cool! I love how those dots are popping off the nails too :)

    1. Thanks Lisa! Who needs studs when you have PixieDust (tee hee)

  2. Wikipedia defines achromatic as greyscale, but also states that the modern definition includes you're fine & so are those nails! <3

  3. it does look a bit diseased, but to be honest i love it. it looks like moon craters or something.

  4. I like the texture of it! Very cool!