Hey! I am so excited to share this nail art with you today! My blog will be 3 in a little over a month, yet this is the first time I've shared a birthday manicure.
It's true! Somehow life has gotten in the way of me either wearing something fun on my tips for my birthday, or of me sharing what I wore here on my blog. In the event that I haven't said it at least a hundred times before, purple is my favorite color and I would always wear it if I didn't think you would get bored. I was thrilled with the way this design turned out and couldn't be happier that it is my 'Birthday First'.
This look began with 2 coats of LeChat Perfect Match gel polish in Always and Forever on all nails followed by a coat of Akzentz Matte-On.
Choosing the color scheme for this design was a multi-day event! I lost track of how many combinations I swatched trying to coordinate with the 2 shades of amethyst in my nail jewelry.
I stamped every nail except my ring finger with a swirly design from UberChic Beauty 4-02 plate and China Glaze Harmony from the Romantique Collection.
I used my Big Bling from Clear Jelly Stamper to rotate the image for a somewhat different look on each nail and an overall brocade feel.
Did you happen to notice the gold tip on each nail? I painted a thin line of Moyra Foil Gel in Black along the tip with a nail art brush, cured for 30 seconds, and pressed Moyra Magic Foil in Gold onto the gel.
I experimented with outlining the entire nail in the gold foil, but decided that the simpler tip accent looked fresh and unique.
And, finally, I added the bling! I applied Clear Swarovski Crystals in ss7 and ss5 along the cuticle line of each nail except my ring finger using Akzentz Bling On.
Then I attached custom nail jewelry from Kiyoco Miyaji that I had made just for my birthday. It features Swarovski Crystals in both Light Amethyst and Amethyst. Love!!
I realize that big bling isn't for everyone! This is how Ms. Cindy looked with all of the nails stamped and finger jewelry instead of nail jewelry.
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LeChat Perfect Match Always & Forever, Akzentz Matte-On, China Glaze Harmony, Moyra Magic Foil Gold, Moyra Foil Gel Black, UberChic Beauty 4-02, Custom nail jewelry from Kiyoco Miyaji (not shown)
I hope you enjoyed this design as much as I did! I forgot how much I loved tonal stamping! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post.