Friday, May 3, 2013

Untried Polish Challenge: Warm

Day Five of the Untried Polish Challenge calls for Warm. When I was thinking about warm polishes, I decided to go with China Glaze's Mahogany Magic from their Hunger Games collection. I don't know what it is about this brown polish, but I love the warmth it has. 


While I was thinking about warm things, I got onto the thought of "What keeps me warm?" and after picking Mahogany Magic, it hit me. HOT CHOCOLATE!!! I'm a Hot Chocolate feind in the winter months, so this was a natural progression for me. (Insert rant here about how it snowed yesterday...in MAY!)


People, I am way proud of this manicure. It is my first foray into freehand nail art. I worked super hard on this and may have spent way to much time carefully painting the details onto my nails. 


On my thumb and middle finger, I painted marshmallows. Everyone knows you need a good 'mallow or two or five when drinking Hot Chocolate. All of the white in the manicure is done in OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls which up until now I've only used layered under other polishes, that makes it an untried right? I'm saying yes. They are outlined in OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh? (tan) for some depth.


On my pointer and pinky fingers I've sponged on a combination of My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Did You Ear About Van Gogh? to simulate the foam that you get on the top of your Hot Chocolate. You know, after your 'mallows start to melt? Yum! I topped it with a homemade franken holographic topper to give it some shine. If you look close you can see the rainbows in my pictures. 


Finally on my ring finger, you have a mug of Hot Chocolate with steam and marshmallows. The weather here has still been cold enough to keep me drinking my Hot Chocolate, so I'm going to enjoy this manicure as long as possible.

Don't forget to see what the other ladies did for day 5 of the Untried Polish Challenge. You can visit them here: 
Jonochi of  Just Add Polish
Masha of Lost in Lacquer
Raine of Lacquer Lily
Sam of Polished Art
LizJane of Organic Neglect
Kristina of Lacquer Fetish


Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes featured in this post were purchased by me

14 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I love the hot chocolate with the heart on the cup :)

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    1. Thanks! It was a moment of whimsy, but I really like how it turned out. :-)

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  2. Omg what an amazing idea! I love seeing the creativity from all of these manis!

    Too cute! =)

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    1. Thanks! You are right, it is super fun to see what everyone comes up with. I love that I'm taking part in it.

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  3. Oh I like when nail art gets in depth like this. Good job!

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  4. What a delicious brown polish! Super cute nail art too :)

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  5. wow, your nail art is adorable! Who doesn't love hot chocolate? :D I tried to do a coffee cup earlier this week and failed miserably XD

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    1. Thanks! It took me a few tries, but I finally was happy with it. Keep trying and you'll get it. ;-)

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  6. Oh my goodness, I just realized you are holding marshmallows in the nail art shots. LOVE! :)
    YOu know how i feel about marshmallows...
    This is a super cute mani great job!

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    1. I knew you would love it. You should bring the boy over to my house and we can roast some giant marshmallows. I just bought a bag of ones that are twice the normal size of regular ones.

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  7. Ok...let me just say that this is a polish that reminds me of poop. I know, gross...but there's just something about it that is very..........fecal. I'm just weird that way. I do love what you did with it, though! Very creative. ;)

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    1. HAHAHAHAHHA! You never fail to make me laugh. I think its pretty but I associate more with nature than bowel movements.

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