Sunday, April 1, 2012

Black & White Challenge! Day One- Black on White

Hi loves!!

  It's challenge time again here at LTHP! I'm not sure how, but somehow I got talked into doing this Black and White Challenge by my former 31 Day Challenge Partners Sam and Rie. I was super happy to do this because the last challenge we did together was so much fun. Having blogger friends for support during these nail art challenges is always so much fun. We get to push each other and it's fun to see every one's take on the different tasks presented by the challenge.

 This time around we will be joined by Three awesome bloggers, Esther at Fab Fingertips, Stephanie at Sincerely Stephanie and Emily from The Laquerologist. This challenge was created by Mateja at Purple Glitters. I love working in Black and white so I was stoked to do this challenge!
 I must admit I feel like I'm off to a slow start with this particular mani. Don't get me wrong I actually really like this 60's mod vibe I have going on and from a distance this looks AWESOME! But I'm sure everyone will be busting out some awesome nail art and I just have dots lol (I kinda forgot 'till last minute that this was happening looool)! I started with Two coats of Milani White on the Spot. I then started dotting with my largest dotting tool with Milani Black Swift. For the final step I went back and dotted the center of my Black dots with White on the Spot. All topped off with some Seche Vite and some Northern Lights for a little sparkle.  

This is the list that we will be following. 
We will be spreading this out through out the month of April. This is the schedule for this challenge:
1.       White base with black (Apr. 1st 2012)
2.       Black base with white (Apr. 4th 2012)
3.       Black base with color (Apr. 7th 2012)
4.       White base with color (Apr. 10th 2012)
5.       Color base with black (Apr. 13th 2012)
6.       Color base with white (Apr. 16th 2012)
7.       Black & white with glitters (Apr. 19th 2012)
8.       Sponging (Apr. 22th 2012)
9.       Water marble (Apr. 25th 2012)
10.     Manicure of your choice with black and white (Apr. 28th 2012)

I hope you guys are excited to see these posts! I'm really excited to be doing another challenge. I really have missed doing nail art as of late and this will be the perfect push!

(**Milani products provided for Review**)


  1. Ahhw this is so lovely! I love the addition of the glitter. Really sets it off. x

  2. Oooh I love your take on it! I completely forgot about the challenge, I wanted to do it, too...

  3. Yey dots!
    I love this manicure!

  4. This looks great! I love the added sparkle =)

  5. I've checked out all the others and yours is my favourite by far!
    The Northern Lights really makes this sing!

  6. Hey Cris, LOVE this, nothing wrong with dots, it's what I've done, in fact I nearly did white again over the black, good job I didn't! Love the topcoat on it for subtle sparkle.

  7. To you this design my be a slow start, but I think it's awesome! Looking forward to more B&W posts.

  8. I've been lurking and reading your blog for a few months now and I love it. This design is great, as is all of your work. I really appreciate your precision in both the way you polish your nails and in your photography.

    But the real reason for this comment is that your use of Northern Lights topcoat is really what sets some of your designs apart. It adds that "je ne sais quoi". Nice job on this challenge!

  9. I love the dots! the 60's vibe is fantastic! :)

  10. I really love this look! I think you always do great with black and white and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with for this challenge!

  11. I wish I had the talent to do a challenge like this. Your mani is really beautiful, as usual! :)

  12. I loved this combo. Is simply gorgeous !! From Nails&Pets

  13. I love it Cris! The Northern Lights top coat was a nice touch. How is the formula for the Milani white? I'm still searching for a white polish that I don't want to chuck across my living room. :P

  14. I love the combination of the black and white, it looks stunning!

  15. this challenge looks really good! i look forward to seeing your creations :))


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