I got a little delayed in getting this manicure done because my cat, who has been sick for some time, is tearing through the house in hyperactive mode. All she wants to do is play, and she hasn't been like this for a few months. I finally finished, but cleaning up from the technique I used is really drying out my fingers, so I gotta take a break. If you see some tinges of color or sparkle on my cuticles, just disregard it.
I decided to do a stained glass kind of look this week, I like the way the color looks, but I made a bad choice of stamping design. Oh well, in my head it looked FANTASTIC! I'd show you if I could, but it probably isn't a place you'd want to visit...
For the colors, I used a version of the Saran Wrap technique. You plop polish randomly on your finger, lay the Saran Wrap on top of that, and just kind of smoosh the polish all around on your fingernail. You will get a different look on every finger - which is why I like this method so much. Here's a couple before photos:
Then, just some plain black polish and a full-cover nail stamp - the one I used was Red Angel
RA-108 (the circled design). Like I said, not the best choice. I think I need to pick one next time with some more black areas, and a more abstract design.
Kleankolor - Metallics: Yellow, Orange, Fuchsia, White, Aqua
Wet n Wild - Black Crème (for stamping)
*********GIVEAWAY WINNER...wait, make that WINNERS*********
So, Monday morning I did a count, and 7 people had posted that they wanted to be included in the giveaway. I had originally wanted to be able to send everyone who posted a set, but the more people that entered, the further that was getting out of my reach. So, I got up, went to workout, did some shopping, and for some reason I went to the store where I had originally purchased this set. And they had re-priced the mini sets, and I couldn't pass them up. So...here is the secret I eluded to on Facebook Monday afternoon:
EVERYONE who entered will be getting the 4-pack of glitters.
Amy - Small Budget Beauty
Lisa - LOZLOSA
Dionne - Glittery Fingers and Sparkly Toes
Natalie - Over the Topcoat
Kimberly - Kimber's Lacquer Korner
Diana - Nails by Diana
Kristine - Pink and Polished (**just a note - as of the time of writing this post, over 24-hours has elapsed, and I have not gotten a reply from Kristine**)
I went ahead and did a random draw, and AMY won - I am throwing in this 4-pack as an extra bonus:
All of the packages will be going out in the mail on Wednesday, so hopefully by the weekend you all will have them.
I wish I could have made this bigger than just here in the US, but this time I needed to keep it simple. I've got some thoughts about how I can work around that in the future. Maybe for my 1 year? Maybe something big for when I graduate next summer? I'll have some ideas cooking for the next few months.
Thank you again to everyone who takes the time to read this silly little blog...it is appreciated. Now, lets take a look to see what everyone else has done with out challenge topic for this week...