Creative musings in bright colors

Posts tagged ‘triangle’

Pointed Periwinkle Gradient

This was just for fun! I had a full afternoon off (that never happens!) and decided that meant I had enough time to play with stamping tape. I used a three-color gradient and then a two-color over it (my darker purple was not transferring enough hue so I used a darker blue and then covered it with the purple again). Then I decided I wanted more design so I stamped a diamond at the bottom. I quite liked these!


~ Light periwinkle: Nails Inc – Regents Place
~ Periwinkle: Zoya – Danielle
~ Blue: OPI – Yoga-ta Get This Blue!
~ Stamp: EdM – 03


I feel like I go through cycles with colors. Sometimes I will end up using reds for a whole month, then purples. I try to remind myself to vary it, but I end up stuck in a color-loving rut! These, clearly, happened in a purple-centric time for me. Friday’s nails did too :-p stay tuned! Hope you enjoyed 🙂

Hungry Polish

Every time, this polish gets me! Let’s Talk is a stunning dark purple metallic polish that turns slightly blue when top coat is added. And it eats polish like thats its JOB. Gah!


I wanted to make a gold-and-purple mani involving a gold glitter triangle, a gold border, and some more glitter just for fun. In the one photo below BEFORE I added top coat, you can see what I was going for…


…and you can see how it failed. The purple polish ate the gold polish. AND THEN IT ATE THE GOLD GLITTER. I didn’t even know that was possible!!! On the plus side, this polish does not stain at all (somehow). I just…need to remember to give up using it with nail art. So sad!


~ Purple: Sinful Colors – Let’s Talk
~ Gold glitter: Cult Nails – Walk of Shame
~ Gold: Sally Hansen – Liquid Gold


I also do not understand why my phone can capture this polish as purple and my actual camera will only see blue. Harumph! Hope you enjoyed!

Aztec Sunset

I have a secret folder of pinterest pins that I turn to for nail art ideas. And by “secret folder” I mean “I like them instead of pin them elsewhere”. Today’s manicure comes straight from one of these secret pins!


I absolutely loved the gradient design by rubyrominaa on IG. I didn’t want to use the same colors, so I pulled out a fun gradient of my own featuring three pink-to-deep-red shimmer polishes over rose gold. Because…why not?



  • Gold: Essie – Penny Talk
  • Pink: Pure Ice – Raspberry Ice
  • Medium red-pink: OPI – Cute Little Vixen
  • Dark red: Confetti – Masquerade Ball


I forget how much I love doing gradients with metallic polishes! They are SO MUCH FASTER than using cremes. Although they are a bit harder to get off the surrounding finger!


By far the hardest part of this mani was placing 14+ pieces of striping tape per nail. But the end result was totally worth it! I might have to try this again with a green-blue pallet 🙂

a london year

[or more accurately: the london years]

Break rules, not nails

It's all about nail polish, colour and art.

Elektra Deluxe

Viennese nail polish chronicles

K's NailArt

Art is everywhere, even on your fingertips!

Le blog

Nail art

More Nail Polish

Creative musings in bright colors

les ongles de Lucie

de la couleur, un petit peu d'idée, et hop!


NPA en herbe, collectionne les couleurs en flacons.