Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tri-Polish Challenge May - Accidentally Mondrian?

My first attempt at the tri-polish challenge, although I sorely regret not throwing caution to the wind and doing last month's as the colour combination turned out to look amazing.

The rules for the Tri-polish Challenge are thus...
  • Each month Crumpet's Nail Tarts will set 3 colours for the challenge.  You then choose 1 polish to represent each of those 3 colours.  You must stick to those same 3 polishes throughout the entire challenge.
  • Each Challenge Day, you must use at least 2 of these 3 polishes in your mani.  You must also use all 3 polishes at least once.
Thats it. Simples.

This month's colour combination is gray, red and blue, and so the polishes for this month are - Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Ion for the gray, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Rapid Red and Nails Inc Albert Place for the blue.

My first look for the challenge this month reminds me of (and this is where I sound really arty and stuff) the painting by Piet Mondrian called Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow.

Colour-blocking with scotch tape is fun, unless you're impatient like me and tape it when the polish you've just painted isn't completely dry - the gray on the middle finger almost peeled completely off when I un-taped the finger after painting the blue haha. I am so impatient.


  1. I just saw this in the linky and thought "hey, cool, Mondrian!" so yeah, totally agree with you. It's a very cool look!

    1. I think I might have to do a proper Mondrian red yellow and blue mani at some point. Its such a striking look :)

  2. I love this mani fab choice of colours and I will have to have a go at this sometime soon #:D

    1. The tri-polish is a great way to exercise your creativity with the colours you're given each month, I totally recommend it!