#whencolourscollide – Purple & pink

Hello! Today I have my second entry into the #whencolourscollide challenge – a bi-weekly challenge where you have to create a mani just using the two or three colours given. This time the colours were purple and pink, and although I love both colours, I couldn’t come up with a mani that I loved. I’m planning a post with the rejects, but today here is my entry!

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What I used:

Rimmel Ring A Ring O’Roses (pastel pink creme)
Revlon Passionate Pink (hot pink creme)
Lilypad Lacquer Parma Violet (purple holo)
NYC Grand Central Station (clear)
HK Girl Glisten & Glow (topcoat)
Ubermat
Bundle Monster and @sloteasy collab plate
Clear stamper

I started by stamping the water marble pattern onto my Ubermat, which I had already covered with clear polish. The pattern is stamped using Parma Violet, which isnt an ideal stamping polish but it did the job. I then filled in parts of the pattern using Passionate Pink. Another coat of clear polish to seal, then I left them to dry out for a couple of hours.

Once they had dried, I carefully peeled the decals off the mat and cut into nail sized pieces. I painted all my nails with two coats of Ring A Ring O’Roses, and while it was still tacky, applied the decals. I trimmed them to fit, then cleaned up the edges with acetone. Finally I topcoated, and managed to smear the stamping a bit. *sighs*

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Like I said, I’m not in love with these. I couldn’t get the decal completely flat at the tip of my nail, so the edge looks bumpy. I wish I hadn’t used Passionate Pink, it doesn’t really work with the other two colours. And I’m not sure about mixing holo & plain creme.

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Anyway, there we go. The collage has all 91 entries, and looks amazing! If you’d like to join in, search for the ‘When Colours Collide’ group on Facebook and become a member. You can also see lots of solo shots on Instagram, search for #whencolourscollide.

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See you soon!

Love,
Jo x

3 thoughts on “#whencolourscollide – Purple & pink

    1. Thank you! I know what you mean – often the ones I like the least get more attention on Instagram or wherever. The world would be a boring place if we all had the same tastes!

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