Wednesday, 15 August 2012

BFF CHALLENGE- Black and White

Today I bring you a manicure that I am deeply in love with and another first over here at PishPosh and Polish! The next challenge in the BFF series was Black and white and I decided to try my hand at a 'Tribal' design. I have always been a little scared to do this because it requires really awesome free-handing skills however I found a secret weapon that has helped me, but more on that later.

So here it is:

This manicure uses two coats of W7 Black as my base colour. I love this polish it is the perfect jet black polish with great coverage and dries with a lovely glossy finish. Plus it is ultra cheap at about £2 a bottle.  Then I free-handed a tribal pattern using Essence's Nail Art Pen in Silvery White.

This pen is awesome. It looks just like a felt tip pen and is super easy to control and gives great thin lines for detail. The pen is filled with a water-based polish which means it was really thin and easy to work with yet it gives great coverage on the nail. The only thing I will say is that your design won't stay put in water without a topcoat. But this isn't bad because if you make a mistake it is easy to start again. 

I really love the fact it looks alot more complex than it really is.

Don't forget to check out the others ladies Black and White manicures!
Until next time!


  1. Very cool, love the pattern you did!

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  3. This is really cool! Tribal is awesome! :)

  4. Love this! I've not been brave enough to try tribal print yet, I'm sure I'll mess it up!

  5. I did a nail art workshop yesterday that showed some great tips for working with those pens. I'm inspired to do a tribal mani now.

  6. I like this! I did tribal a while back but just looked a mess. This is great.


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