Good Morning Everyone!!

We’ve reached Day 3 of the Black And White Challenge and our task today was ‘Black Base with Color’. I’m REALLY happy with the way my mani turned out today. As soon as I saw Nailside’s Abstract 80′s look I just knew that I had to try recreating it! My first attempt here turned out so awesome you guys, I can’t wait to try this look out with other colors.

Let’s move right onto the swatches.

Just warning you here, my photo borders are FUBAR right now. I had to involuntarily switch from using Picnik on Flickr (yet another thing that Google has discontinued for dubious reasons…) to re-learning how to use Photoshop. Annnnd, it’s a bit of a steep curve. :-P Expect to see my watermark and border changing until I land on something I like in the next few weeks. :-D


Black And White Challenge – Day 3: Black Base With Color

Day 3: Black Base With Color
Day 3: Black Base With Color
Day 3: Black Base With Color
I started out with 1 coat of Wet n Wild’s Black Creme. I then used tape to add MAC Bad Fairy (a red-to-orange duochrome) and Maybelline’s Blue Brilliance. What’s funny is that Blue Brilliance is normally a blue-to-purple duochrome in the bottle but on my nails is transformed into a green-to-purple when layered over the black.

Day 3: Black Base With Color
Day 3: Black Base With Color
I really can’t get over how much I love this mani! I think this is the first time I’ve done a taped manicure where the colors didn’t bleed out on the lines. *pats self on the back* :-)
Day 3: Black Base With Color
Here’s a macro shot for you. I really need to work on consistent sizes for my photos, lol.
Day 3: Black Base With Color
And here’s some bottle shots of the polishes I used. You can tell I use Black Creme a lot because the damn label has worn off! :-P

That’s all I’ve got for today, I hope you all enjoyed it! I feel like I’m finally starting to get my creative mojo back for this challenge. ^_^

Check out what the Sexy6 is up to this week! I can’t wait to see what the other girls came up with for their Day 3 manis! :-D

The Nailasaurus
Fab Fingertips
Sincerely Stephanie
The Lacquerologist