September 30, 2016

Crazy Diamond Roses with Pahlish

Hey there! I am back today with a glittery, sparkly design that I created for a link-up of the Hobby Polish Bloggers Group (HPB) on Facebook. It's my first link-up since my long blogging break and I am excited to take part!

Pahlish Cried For The Moon, Pahlish Crazy Diamonds, Hologlam Water Decal Roses, Swarovski Trends, Swarovski crystals

The prompt for the link-up is 'glitter topper' and you're allowed to do as little or as much as you'd like with it. When I think of using a glitter topper Pahlish always comes into my mind first since I think Shannon makes some really unique toppers as part of her monthly duos.

Pahlish Cried For The Moon, Pahlish Crazy Diamonds, Hologlam Water Decal Roses, Swarovski Trends, Swarovski crystals
I chose a duo from April 2016 (sorry that it's no longer available!!) that consisted of a gorgeous dusty blue called Cried For The Moon and a silver shred topper called Crazy Diamonds. Is it just me or is this blue perfect for Fall?

Arti Water Decals, Hologlam Water Decal Roses
Once I had my polishes picked out I went through my stash looking for something fresh to pair them with and found these Rose Holo Water Decals from Hologlam Decals. The roses are still blooming in my backyard so I just had to try them out!

Pahlish Cried For The Moon, Pahlish Crazy Diamonds, Hologlam Water Decal Roses, Swarovski Trends, Swarovski crystals
I started with 2 coats of Cried For The Moon on all of my nails. Then I added a healthy coat of Crazy Diamond on my index and pinky fingers followed by a fast drying topcoat.

Pahlish Cried For The Moon, Pahlish Crazy Diamonds, Hologlam Water Decal Roses, Swarovski Trends, Swarovski crystals

Pahlish Cried For The Moon, Pahlish Crazy Diamonds, Hologlam Water Decal Roses, Swarovski Trends, Swarovski crystals
And then it was time to add the roses! These were some of the easiest water decals I've ever applied. They went on flat, had just enough 'slip' to get them into position and they dried quickly. PERFECT!

Pahlish Cried For The Moon, Pahlish Crazy Diamonds, Hologlam Water Decal Roses, Swarovski Trends, Swarovski crystals
My embellishments are a mix of Swarovski flatback AB's, pointed Crystal and 1mm caviar beads on the rose nails. I used one of my new favorite Swarovski Trends Crystal Packs on the remaining nails. This combination was called Mint Turquoise.

Pahlish Cried For The Moon, Pahlish Crazy Diamonds, Hologlam Water Decal Roses, Swarovski Trends, Swarovski crystals

Pahlish Cried For The Moon, Pahlish Crazy Diamonds, Hologlam Water Decal Roses, Swarovski Trends, Swarovski crystals
Sadly the sun did not cooperate with my desire to photograph this design outside. But I think the roses more than proved their 'holoness' with these indoor daylight bulb shots. And I couldn't help but take a shot of the glitter and let the diamonds go a little crazy too!

This is another design that turned out exactly how I envisioned it. But I would really love to hear what you think of it. Holo water decals seem to be growing in both availability and popularity. Would you try them?

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






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