My August #HePicksMyPolish Mani - A Confusion of Witches!

by - Saturday, August 23, 2014

So it's another month and time for another #HePicksMyPolish challenge! This month didn't go as smoothly as expected, and it's all the fault of teenage witches (and my terrible memory). Specifically: Sabrina and Hermione!

You see, my dad chose three colours for me to use: Julep Padma (a deep purple), Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Lava (an orange-gold shimmery duochrome) and Julep Hermione (a white crackle). This is the manicure I was challenged with, but as you can see it's not the one I ended up with...

The thing is, there's another Julep crackle polish in my collection named after a teenage witch... Julep Sabrina (an orange crackle)! When I first read the list my mind instantly went to this polish instead ("Wow," I thought, "it's weird that my dad would choose two oranges... But I'll make it work!"). This was what I had in mind when I created this look, and since I didn't realize my error until literally the moment I started writing this post, that's what you're getting. Sorry dad!

And just for fun, here's a look at the base on it's own before the crackle was added. I really like how this looks with the negative space!

I love the look of the Sally Hansen Lustre Shine polish, but damn was it a pain to clean up! Glitter on my fingers as far as the eye could see!

So that's my story... Damn witches! Haha.

Check out what the other ladies put together this month:

This is just one of the Nail Art Challenges I participate in... If you're looking for some fun, low-committment challenges then check out my post from earlier this month on My Top 5 Casual Nail Art Challenges!

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  1. I really like them before the crackle polish! Would make a great halloween mani.

  2. I actually really like how it turned out haha! I think it's pretty creative :D

  3. Damn witches! So this is one of those maybe three instances where I think crackle looks cool. You must do this again for Halloween!

  4. I love this mani! OMG so cool!

  5. This is such a cool mani! That story is hilarious!!! But you needed them both because they are both witches! It was meant to be!

  6. These are awesome! I particularly like the second one.

  7. The crackle color is a wee bit odd in the mix but still LOVE the design!

  8. This is awesome! I have the Sabrina and it is one of the few crackles I actually like! I love how you used it in nail art!

  9. This is really striking! I think the crackle over the stripes looks really interesting. Great job with the challenge!


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