I should preface this mani by saying a couple things; this was one of the first mani's I did after my recent episode of swelling hands when they finally didn't look like little fat sausages and I could finally hold a polish brush...somewhat. After the swelling went down, I then had subsequent skin peeling around my nails so the skin is all funny and pretty red from the shedding. Also, during the time I wasn't able to do my nails, I guess my daughter visited my nail room and adjusted all the lighting so it's just not as I had it. While I know my lighting system has never been perfect, I do know it was better than portrayed in these pix! So I'll slowly have to work on my hands and lighting, but in the meanwhile, I was just so happy to finally be able to do my nails again that none of that matters to me right now! Because I still don't have a whole lot of strength in my hands as they still aren't 100% and because they are still sore from swelling and peeling, I'm sticking pretty much with cremes and holos to make sure I have somewhat easy removal, but all in all, I was pretty happy how this mani turned out all things considering!
Started with a base of China Glaze Lemon Fizz (no pix as have shown before). Then sponged on Nubar Green Tea and Revlon Alluring Amber randomly.
I have to admit, I wasn't too thrilled with the results of this colour combination even though it was one I had in my mind for a while now. But I thought I would carry on and worse case if I didn't like the end result, it's just a little remover and a new canvas! Decided to add OPI Don't Speak which is from the Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 collex for some interest.
Still not terribly impressed; it wasn't looking good lol!
For stamping, used an image from Pet'la Aloha on all fingers except accent which is Apipila P.2 , using FunkyFingers Gesso.
Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.
Oddly enough, I really was happy how the mani came all together although I really wasn't too sure it would!
Just before I removed it, added a coat of OPI matte; liked the look of this too!
Thanks for looking!