When Colours Collide challenge – Purple and Yellow

Hello lovely folk! So this mani is a few weeks old now, because I’ve just been stupidly busy lately and my poor blog has been getting neglected. I thought I’d post this one though because its such an interesting technique that I’ve been itching to try for a while.

The prompt for this challenge was purple and yellow, and for bonus points, using three shades of each on every nail. I saw a technique called drip marbling a couple of months ago, and I thought it would be ideal for this.

When Colours Collide nail art challenge - Purple and Yellow drip marble
When Colours Collide nail art challenge – Purple and Yellow drip marble

What I used:

  • Plastic sandwich box lids
  • MoYou London Sweet Wisteria (lilac stamping polish)
  • Lacquer Lust Split Personality (purple to blue thermal, now stuck at purple)
  • Revlon Parfumerie Moonlit Woods (scented purple metallic)
  • Revlon Parfumerie Sunlit Grass (scented yellow creme)
  • Rimmel Daisy Days (pastel yellow creme)
  • Essence Bee My Honey (pale yellow creme)
  • Nail scissors
  • HK Girl Glisten & Glow topcoat

    When Colours Collide nail art challenge - Purple and Yellow drip marble
    When Colours Collide nail art challenge – Purple and Yellow drip marble

    I pretty much followed this tutorial word for word – I took a sandwich box lid, dripped six drops of one of the polishes onto it, then added six drops of each of the others in turn on top. Then I tilted the lid around to swirl the polishes to make the marble pattern. I repeated this a few times to make enough decals for all my nails. I left them to dry for a couple of hours then tried peeling off the lid, but it was still sticking. Leaving them overnight worked much better and they came away easily.

    When Colours Collide nail art challenge - Purple and Yellow drip marble
    When Colours Collide nail art challenge – Purple and Yellow drip marble

    I painted all my nails with two coats of the lightest shade – Essence Bee My Honey, which is a very pale sheer yellow. I cut the marble decals roughly to size, then applied them directly to my nails and cleaned up the excess with acetone. A coat of HK Girl Glisten & Glow and voila! 

    When Colours Collide nail art challenge - Purple and Yellow drip marble
    When Colours Collide nail art challenge – Purple and Yellow drip marble

    My thumb nail looked awesome!

    This was such a fun technique to try, and the results can look amazing. Even the order you drip the polishes can affect the result – my middle finger had purple as the last drip, the others had yellow, and you can see the difference.

    This could be because it’s nearly Easter, and therefore I’m thinking about chocolate, but my little finger in particular reminds me of Cadbury Caramel wrappers!

    What new techniques do you have on your list to try?

    Until next time,

    Love,

    Jo x

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