Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I just haven't felt up to it. It's just been so hot, and it feels like it sucks the energy out of me driving home. Having no A/C in the summertime here is miserable.
Anywho! I have three manis I want to show you. The first, today's, was inspired by this photo:
Disclaimer: This is not my photo, it's OPI's, but I wanted to show what I was inspired by :) I've wanted to do this for quite a while, I just didn't have the color used, Louvre me Louvre me Not. I finally got it about 2 months ago, and still didn't get around to it.
Thankfully, though, I did. I wasn't really feeling bright, obnoxious colors today, so I opted for something a little dark and vampy. I applied 3 coats of LMLMN and topped with Seche. I realize now that I did my mani sort of opposite of OPI's, take a look. I used Scotch tape to achieve my tips.
Now, yesterday was Stamping Sunday, and I did up a mani for it. The theme for it was called your favorite color combo. I have a few that I especially like, but the one that is dear to me is blue and silver. I had just picked a new blue earlier in the week, Essie's Bouncer it's Me, which is a gorgeous neon blue.
I started off trying to sponge that over one coat of Milani's White on the Spot, but I couldn't get it even, so I ended up applying it normally. I topped with Seche and let that dry a good while before stamping.
This gave me a chance to try out a new plate I got a few weeks ago in a group buy from Betina. I used the animal print image from B-16 stamped in Pure Ice's Silver Mercedes. Topped with Seche again and done. I think it all came out a little thick looking, and it was a bitch to get off, what with all the Seche I used.
Lastly is a fun mani I wore Friday. I started with 3 coats of China Glaze's Highlight of my Summer, which is a cross between lime green and mint green. It's not a true lime green, it's too blue toned to be lime. It's also not a true neon as it doesn't dry matte. I love it, though, because it's bright and cheery.
I let that dry alone before applying one of my new indie glitter, Pixel Party from Candy Lacquer. Pixel Party is a fun glitter full of multicolored, matte, square glitters. You're definitely going to have to use the dab and place method for this, but you don't need to fish for them. I only did one pass of PP, and used 2 coats of Seche to smooth it out. I think I could have done with a coat of Gelous and a single coat of Seche instead though.