Hello Nail Artists! It's hump day again, half way to the weekend. Today's manicure was created for the MoYou London 10K Nail Art Contest. Are you participating too? You don't have to do all 31 manicures so it's not too late to start! The details are available on their Instagram page but, in a nutshell, there is a different theme for each day and 3 lucky winners will be chosen to receive 6 plates, 3 polishes, a stamp and scraper. And you can enter as many times as you'd like, but you can only win once. "Red" is the theme for today, Day 7, and red roses immediately popped into my head. But I want to save the roses for a special manicure to honor my Mom, so I decided to use these cute little ladybugs instead.
Basecoat/Topcoat: Nail Tek Foundation II, Seche Vite
Base colors: Colors by Llarowe Little Red Corvette
Stamping plates: MoYou London Princess 10, Princess 14XL, Mother Nature 10
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Black (2) and Green (8), Color Club Harp on It
Embellishments: Daily Charme ladybug, flower rhinestones from eBay
I started with a base of a single coat of Little Red Corvette on every finger. The formula was pretty thick and I should have gone for the polish thinner sooner than I did to spare myself some frustration. The color is a red leaning pink with very little holo effect in artificial light. Maybe it will be more apparent in the sun. I love my Colors by Llarowe polishes, but I am sad to say that I wasn't impressed with this one.
I stamped my thumb, middle and pinky fingers with images from Princess 10 using Mundo de Unas black. I used images from Princess 14 on my index and ring fingers. It was disappointing that the Color Club holo was barely noticeable on my ring finger.
My original plan was to add the Ladybug charm from Daily Charme to my ring finger and be done. But I sat back and looked it over and it was just BLAH. I tried dry placing a few flower rhinestones, but the look still wasn't quite right. I wondered if a little grass would help. So I pulled out my green stamping polish and new Mother Nature 10 plate, sectioned off a grassy area and stamped it on my ring finger. Then I placed the ladybug charm and flower rhinestone and suddenly it felt complete. I repeated the grass and flowers on my thumb and middle finger.
So what do you think? I have been meaning to use the ladybug designs on my MoYou plates for a while now and I'm glad I finally found an opportunity. The ladybug charm is super cute in person, but it was challenging to photograph and I think it looks best in the first picture. Honestly, if I didn't know what it was I'd call it a snail carrying two sombreros. Go ahead, you can laugh!
I hope you enjoyed this nail art design! I'll see you at the next post.