|Here is the completed “unTEAL Sunrise” design and I am holding the bottle of inspiration in my hand.|
|I polished all of my nails with ‘Teal It Like It Is’ first to see the thermal color change.|
|My index finger is polished with Dance Legend Cavair 1003 Zebrasoma, a jelly with matte micro glitters.|
I decided I wanted to have one or two accent nails done in different polishes with different finishes, if possible. So I went searching through my new arrivals and found 2 new Dance Legend Caviars. I’m in love with these caviar polishes! They are made up of tiny matte black hex glitter mixed with white square glitters in a jelly base, a turquoise jelly in this case called Zebrasoma. There’s an amazing depth to this polish that I really wish my camera could capture, but you’ll just have to take my word for it. It likes to be applied in thin coats with some drying time in between. I forgot about that since the last time I used it and ended up with a gloopy mess. Here you see 2 thin coats topped off with a layer of HK Girl.
|My second accent finger, the pinky, is polished with Julep ‘Jennine’, a textured matte glitter polish.|
The second thing I turned up in my stash was Julep’s Jennine, a borealis blue matte glitter textured polish that came in my last Maven box. Two easy coats of this polish sans topcoat and I was ready for pictures again.
|I chose coordinating images from 2 Apipila stamping plates for my thumb, middle and ring fingers.|
I learned about Apipila stamping plates in my Adventures in Stamping Group on Facebook. The company is in Brazil and their website does not translate, but I was able to send them a message to contact me. I worked with Andreia to place my order in an email message and she sent me a PayPal invoice. It took a little over a month to receive my order, but it was worth the wait. The plates I used were etched well and the images picked up perfectly with nice crisp lines. I used 2 designs from the L10 plate, which is a mini plate with 4 designs, and 1 design from P.2, a full size plate with 20 designs. In case you are curious, the full nail designs on the P.2 plate measure 2cm x 1.5cm, the same as MoYou’s XL designs. Working with my Mundo de Unas black stamping polish and trusty XL squishy the stamping was the fastest part of this manicure.
|The finishing touch was a few 3mm silver carved square studs from Born Pretty.|
I decided to finish off the look with a few 3mm silver carved square studs from a set I purchased at the Born Pretty Store. You can use my brand new code NAWW10 for 10% off your next purchase!
I would love to hear your thoughts on my late night, or early morning, creation. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” doesn’t really apply to me and I’m writing this post in a delirious state. I really hope it makes sense to someone other than me!
Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.