Southwest Glam featuring Literary Lacquers

Have you ever created a nail art design and looked at it later in photos and said to yourself “WOW, I did that”? This happened to me with a design I created recently for my Literary Lacquers 2014 Community Collection review and I love it so much I just have to give it it’s own post!

Literary Lacquers Essie's Trinket, Literary Lacquers Lurid Fog, Literary Lacquers The Ruby Thief, Literary Lacquers Tesseract, MoYou London Explorer 26

This design was inspired because Amy from Literary Lacquers and I both live in New Mexico. I thought it would be the coolest thing to give a nod to the Southwest with some Diva Style nail art! Since I wasn’t planning to post this separately I don’t have my typical step by step photos for you. Sorry about that! But it’s actually not a very difficult design to do and I will give you an overview of the steps.
Literary Lacquers Essie's Trinket, Literary Lacquers Lurid Fog, Literary Lacquers The Ruby Thief, Literary Lacquers Tesseract, MoYou London Explorer 26
I first applied Orly Bonder as a basecoat on all my nails. Then I applied the following polishes, 2 coats on each finger nail: Effie’s Trinket on my index, Tesseract on my middle, Lurid Fog on my ring and pinky. I finished with HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.
Literary Lacquers Essie's Trinket, Literary Lacquers Lurid Fog, Literary Lacquers The Ruby Thief, Literary Lacquers Tesseract, MoYou London Explorer 26
While the polish was drying I created 2 stamping decals using designs from MoYou London’s Explorer 26 plate stamped with Mundo de Unas Black. I filled in the decals with the same colors I used to polish. Want more information on Creating and Applying Stamping Decals? Check out my YouTube video!
Literary Lacquers Essie's Trinket, Literary Lacquers Lurid Fog, Literary Lacquers The Ruby Thief, Literary Lacquers Tesseract, MoYou London Explorer 26, Daily Charme
Next I taped off triangles for a reverse French manicure on 2 fingers. I applied 1 coat each of Lurid Fog and Effie’s Trinket to my index and pinky fingers respectively. Once dry, I used a striping brush to line the triangle with The Ruby Thief.
Literary Lacquers Essie's Trinket, Literary Lacquers Lurid Fog, Literary Lacquers The Ruby Thief, Literary Lacquers Tesseract, MoYou London Explorer 26, Daily Charme
Finally I applied the stamping decals to my middle and ring fingers and accented the other 2 fingers with Silver Mini Skinny Triangles from Daily Charme. I knew those would come in handy!
Literary Lacquers Essie's Trinket, Literary Lacquers Lurid Fog, Literary Lacquers The Ruby Thief, Literary Lacquers Tesseract, MoYou London Explorer 26, Daily Charme

Product Recap
Basecoat and Topcoat: Orly Bonder and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Base polishes: Literary Lacquers Effie’s Trinket, Lurid Fog and Tesseract
Accent polish: The Ruby Thief
Stamping plate: MoYou London Explorer 26
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Black #2
Embellishments: Silver skinny mini triangles from Daily Charme

I really hope you enjoy this one as much as I do, and don’t mind seeing it again if you read the previous post. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.