Thank God I will be caught up by the end of the year lol! Here is the first of 3 52 Week Challenge posts I have for you over the next 3 days.
Today's prompt is Distressed, which is a style I love, both for a mani itself AND for an art or stamping base. It involves using polishes with the brush almost starved of polish, so that you get a very streaky effect.
My only dilemma was which colours to use, and it occured to me that I hadn't seen a monochromatic version, so I checked my box of birthday polishes and pulled out 3 stunners -
- Light Year by Different Dimension, an amazing muted beigey green with gold shimmer (shimmers are always good to use in this sort of mani)
- OPI My Dogsled Is A Hybrid as my medium shade and
- Pahlish Jardim Botanico as the final darker shade
Unfortunately, my medium and dark green didin't have as much differentiation as I wanted, and in some photos it is hard to tell there's even 3 polishes at play!
I went back over with more Light Year to try and interrupt the greeniness, and again, that gold shimmer was worth its weight in gold. For me this has a very antique vibe that I LOVE.