This was supposed to be a tribute post of sorts, so I chose these polishes and the design with that in mind. Said tribute post did not really work out, however I do declare the mani still deserves its moment in the sun! :)
And crazily enough, I just looked back at my first post; it happened to be on April 15th, 2013. So I guess that means today is my one-year blogiversary! Haha! Don't know how that one escaped me... I'll have to do an official post on that tonight!
Personally I was hoping that Her Rose Adagio really would be as peachy pink as some of the initial pics I saw of it made it appear, but to me it is a very soft, pale pink with just a hint of peach. And I love it as it is!! A-Englands are just far too mesmerizing and ephemeral not to love! Unfortunately I cannot tell you how many coats I used here because this mani is about a month old. :-/ Bad me, I know! I believe it was opaque in 2, but I went for 3 to see if that would intensify the color. Fairly certain I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure topcoat (and my standard Duri Rejuvacote for a base...'cuz it makes muh nailzz GROW!!).
|Indirect sunlight, indoors|
No, I did not freehand the chevrons... I recently bought a set of Fingr's nail art tools/brushes at Wal-Mart and it had a sheet of chevrons, french tips, and straight lines, but they're about double the width I wanted them to be, so I took a cosmetic scissors and cut them in half both ways. Then I made them slightly less sticky by putting them on my palm a few times. Careful positioning and a thickish coat of Home Run!, and VOILA!! Lovely chevrons.
|LED flashlight on my phone :) It brings out dee holo!!!|
I am not as happy with these photos as I would like to be, but I still think the overall effect is quite pretty. I hope you can forgive the imperfections, oddities, and some shoddy cuticles (daaarn warehouse!) and enjoy a bit o' beauty!!! It might be elusive this time of year (we are having a muddy, chilly, dismal "spring" that feels like winter), but I still see plenty of beauty in the smiles and laughter of my friends, the occasional blue sky, and of course; MY STASH! :D hehe
Try to find some beauty today, and help someone else to find it too. :)