For next few months, I will be participating in a challenge set up by a Facebook group I belong to, Crumpet's Nail Tarts, which is curated by Debbie from The Crumpet. This challenge is called the GOT - Golden Oldie Thursday - Challenge. You can read about it more here, but in short, it's supposed to be a reminder to look at your stash and see all the polish you've loved in the past but never have worn again in lieu of new polish. And, man, do I have a lot of polish! My current count is somewhere around 400 bottles. I went through them all last weekend, and there are so many phenomenal polishes that I loved but, sadly, only ever swatched once. Most never were worn as a full mani.
This challenge is perfect because it not only makes you focus on older polishes, but is also very doable for me at one challenge per week. I like to wear my nail art for awhile and usually only have time for polish related things on the weekends. Challenges with more than one prompt a week are really a stretch for me to complete since I have to do all the prompts for the week in one day, and whichever one I do last, is the one I end up wearing. It's a lot of effort just for photos, and I hate having to remove a design I loved right away.
The first prompt is "Pink"! My favorite polish color! I've got dozens of great pink polishes, but I picked up Zoya Shelby to start this one. It's a fresh and fun cool-toned pink. I swatched it about a year ago, and aside from using it as undies for a few glitter swatches since then, I haven't actually worn it. Never seen the light of day outside the swatch room. So, before I even did any nail art on this pretty, I wore it alone for a few days and loved it. I was still really into the simple, clean look, so I did a small design using dotting tools and OPI Koala Bear-y, another polish crush I haven't paid any attention to in far too long. I finished with one coat of NYC In a New York Minute.
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We're using Inlinks to round up all the participants -- so you can view everyone's Pink Mani easily!
More soon! ^_^