I had another choice for "F" this week - flames. What I wanted to do would have taken me a while, and I may still do it later in the challenge, but I ran out of time and this was my fall back.
Flower is a new line of cosmetics by Drew Barrymore, and it turns out it is being sold exclusively through Walmart. The new line is pretty small, since it is just starting. The colors in the nail polish are not my usual - I think there are about 15 colors, and only 3 of them are my favorite darks. The vast majority are in the pinkish range, and many are soft and pale. Since I couldn't do my other choice, I got lazy and picked some up to try.
I ended up buying two colors. Most of the polishes are cremes, but they did have one that looked like it might be a duochrome, and these two that I picked up were shimmers. I desperately need practice with my stamping, and with Valentine's day coming up, I thought I would use that as the theme.
I found a plate from Cheeky - CH15 - that had 4 different heart designs, with a bonus cluster of hearts. Perfect. Sorry for the photo being so bright, but I wanted to get a close-up of the designs, and this was the best photo I got that didn't completely glare back the flash.
So here are the colors I used:
|SPOILED Shuffle the Deck (glitter)|
FLOWER Budding Romance (red)
FLOWER That's Just Dan-De-Lion (nude)
I tried to capture the shimmer on the nude color - it isn't just a glass shimmer, it is multicolored, which was unexpected. You can't see the colors from the swatch stick, but I think you do get a hint of the shimmer.
So, the stamping is...meh. Not too bad, but nothing to write home about. Considering it is my 2nd time stamping, I gotta say it's not THAT shabby. The nude color is DEFINITELY not anything close to a go-to color for me. Not with my skin tone; but the photos really wash me out and make me look even paler than I am. That being said, I kind of like this mani. I don't think I'll be doing another light one anytime soon, but it doesn't hurt to change things up a bit. Oh, and FYI - still no decent camera, and no decent weather for any natural light photos.
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Until next week ladies!