Before we get into today's mani I wanna address 2 things....
First, my forgetfulness. To make up for failing day after day this week with getting this picture up. I'm posting it now...not that it matters, but I said I would, so here:
The mugs that inspired Tuesdays Mani!
The inside of the mugs are colored to match the tracks on the outside!
I think we got them at a Starbucks a few years back for Mom, can't remember.
Next...Takij commented yesterday that she was sad that my purple from yesterdays mani was a franken, cause she had been looking for that purple. So last night I dug it out and compared it to another purple I have...Almost identical:
My franken, compared to OPI "Do You Lilac It?"
The OPI is just a touch pinker and half a shade darker.
The little bottle you see is Sally Girl "Your Majesty", The polish I think I used to make my franken, along with white of course. This polish can be found at any Sally's store.
Ok...On to today's Mani!
My idea was to do a simple french, make it shimmery, and then have an accent nail with a purple cross with flowers and vines on it. Let me tell you...it looked AWESOME in my head! On the nail though....it was kinda a fail. But I tried...and I stayed up til 11 last ngiht to get it done (4:30am came WAY too fast this morning). So I'm gonna show you anyway.
Then I added hole reinforcements and painted on white tips with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in "Whirwind White". I have discovered a trick with these. Put the sticker on 1 nail, paint the tip, and immediately remove the sticker! This prevents the polishing pulling that I've experienced in the past!
Then I added 1 coat of Diamond Cosmetics "Sweet As Sugar". I LOVE this polish!
Then, on the ring fingers I used Sinful Color's "Let's Talk" a gorgeous royal purple, to paint a cross.
The Konad was brought out at this point and plate M36 and used the Lilly image. I put Pure Ice "Outrageous", a pink chrome on the flower and China Glaze "Cherish", a green chrome over the stalks.
I then stamped this over the center of the cross and at the base of all the other nails.
Here's where disappointment set it. On the sample nail, the Lillies showed up great! not so much on my nails!
I really liked the tie in of the cross and the Lilly, but the execution just fell short.
I guess I shoulda known, I've been so happy with all the other manis this week, I guess I was due a big FAIL!
Well, that's it for today.
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter!