Happy Monday! Today's Neverending Pile Challenge theme is skittles. Definitely a good opportunity to burn through some untrieds! If you read my Museum-Worthy Manis post for April, you might remember the beautiful gemstone nails done by Chalkboard Nails, who also created a tutorial for them. Well, Cait at Polish Hound suggested I try to recreate this mani for the Neverending Pile Challenge--what a great idea! So here goes nothing!
So they aren't as good as Chalkboard Nails' version (duh), mostly due to the fact that I can't paint an even line to save my life. But I couldn't help staring at them anyway! I have always had a soft spot for jewel tones. The polished I used were Zoya Giovanna, Zoya Song, China Glaze Coconut Kiss, and Orly Radiant (all untried), plus Revlon Stiletto and Maybelline Porcelain Party for creating darker/lighter shades.
This was a fairly time-consuming mani (about two hours to do four nails), mostly because I had to do a lot of mixing to get all the shades of each color, but technically it was pretty simple, so you should definitely give it a try!
Here's an in-progress shot I took where you can see my "palette"!
Total untrieds tried: 41