Day 14: Flowers
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So I'd seen a few manicures that mimic chinaware. Like this one from Nailin' It. How pretty is that!? And I decided that today would be a good day to try it. I started with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Whirlwind White.
Then, using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Co-Bolt Blue, I stamped on the flower design from plate BM16.
Looks pretty nice now, eh? I think a slightly lighter blue would have been good, and the design is effing HARD to transfer (I have to "massage" [I'm borrowing the term from a MUAer] the polish into the crevices of the design to get it all in there and then go over it with the scraper gently but not TOO gently. I'm think I should use an old ID card or something like lots of people do, so I don't scratch up the plates.)
Anyway! So I was pretty happy with how it looked but this voice in my head was like
and I couldn't exactly say no to that, could I.
So I added yellow dots in the center of the flowers with Sinful Colors Unicorn.
I kind of wish I hadn't, though. I don't know why but for some reason they really bothered me. I liked it a lot more as just a plain china mani.
But here's some more pics of it, anyway. These are all under the lamp, cause... well I think I got lazy and forgot to take pictures anywhere else. Oops!
If this mani were a china bowl, I would smash it.