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W7 Lava Flow: Glitter: Never-ending Pile Challenge

I’m starting another challenge today. This one is the brainchild of Missy from Gnarly Nails, and is being run through her Glittah Pirates Facebook group. It’s the The Never-ending Pile challenge and the quest is to use up all those untried polishes we addicts hoard.

As at today, I have 229 unworn polishes. That represents nearly 42% of my stash (which is at 552 for those of you who can’t be bothered to work out the maths!) That’s far too many and this challenge will certainly help me to get through some of them. I’m not going to do all the prompts, as that would mean posting five times a week if I include the other two challenges I’m doing. But I’m going to dip in and out and see how I go.

The first prompt is glitter, and I certainly have loads of those. I’m pleased to have rescued one from the never-ending pile though today: it’s W7 Lava Flow. I used three thin coats, without undies, and then added in some red and black stripes to two of the nails, using W7 Black and Barry M Blood Orange.

W7 Lava Flow red black stripes
W7 Lava Flow, with red and black stripes

Do join us in this challenge if you want. There’s no obligation to do all the challenges – just choose the ones you fancy – and you don’t even have to do nail art if you don’t want. For more info, join the Glittah Pirates Facebook group.

The Glittah Pirates: The Neverending Pile Challenge


For this manicure I’ve used:

  • Base colour: three coats of W7 Lava Flow
  • Lines: Barry M Blood Orange and W7 Black
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Take a look at what everyone else has done for this prompt:

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I updated my stash list yesterday and I’m at 575, but I only have a few untried polishes. I have un blogged ones but not many untrieds 🙂

Claire Kerr

Unblogged ones would work 🙂

Brethil Ebontree

This is a cute glitter! I do like this challenge… but I’m already doing 4 a week and running out of time… *chuckles*

Claire Kerr

Yes, I know what you mean. I’m doing GOT and FingerFood’s Theme Buffet, and this would be an extra three on top of those two. But it’s fine just to do swatches; it doesn’t have to be nail art. And you don’t have to do them all either. I think I’ll just do one when I feel I can.

Nail Polish Society

Holy lots of untrieds! I know I have some, but hopefully not a lot. Maybe I should figure it out..

Claire Kerr

So … did you count them?

Nail Polish Society

Okay, you convinced me to count mine. I’ve got about 65, more than I thought!

Claire Kerr

Yes, it can be scary when you realise. I am so obsessive that I have a spreadsheet that keeps a continual count!

Julie L

Great choice of mani! I super love the glitter that you have used here. Go go go!!!!