Friday, March 28, 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet #12 / He Picks My Polish

Wow, I've made it through twelve weeks of FingerFood's Theme Buffet! We're starting another set of prompts next week, so if you'd like to join in, here's our Facebook group!

This week's theme is Freestyle, which was perfect because I also wanted to participate in the He Picks My Polish challenge for March. (Facebook group here!) For this challenge, you ask a male in your life to pick any three polishes from your stash. No helping! Then you have to do nail art using only those polishes (and any neutrals if needed).

Mr. ALIQUID was skeptical at first, but he came up with an idea and went for it. I should have known that he would pick the colors that match his favorite comic book character, Jean Grey:

(I tried to tell him that Jean Grey's hair isn't actually cherry red, but oh well.) The polishes he picked were Color Club Endless Summer, Revlon Red Carpet and OPI The "It" Color. Then it was my turn!

I decided to try water marbling again, since I've only done it once before. I started with a white base and did a marble with the three colors, using clear polish in between each to let the white show through. I did two passes on each nail to get that cool layering effect!

I confess I have no idea how people manage to get such precise patterns using water marbling; I can't seem to get anything more than random swoops. But in this case I think it looks cool, like tie-dye or some abstract art!

As a matter of fact, my final mani was actually my second attempt. The first time, I tried using the yellow as a base, and it didn't work out so well. Here, I'll show you:

I'm very glad I did it over again!

Below you can check out the other FingerFood manis as well as the He Picks My Polish manis!


  1. Wow this turned out amazing! It looks so fun. I'll have to give water marble a try soon :)

  2. He picked a great combo! And I love what you did with it!

  3. Haha that is awesome that he picked out something of his that he liked, and you were able to use the colors and translate them to a super cool look. I actually love both attempts! Though I think the first attempt look is more of a fall/autumn vibe. Both gorgeous though!

  4. I've already been shouting it all over FB, but I adore this design!!! :D

  5. Love it :) I think both your attempts look good, however the colours really pop over the white!