Hey Everyone! Sorry I skipped yesterday. I think I have either pulled something or I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder and last night it was hurting. After using the heating pad for awhile I figured I would start a gel mani in hopes I would start feeling better. I did start feeling better since I had changed the way I was sitting BUT the gel mani took way too long and by the time I was done I was too tired to blog. The mani came out pretty nice but I definitely need a new area to do my gel manis in because the lighting was awful.
Today I have a mani to show you that I did for New Years. I don't do gold often and figure New Years was the time to do it.
I had a gel mani base of IBD Aphrodite on already and painted over it.
This was three coats of Aphrodite.
It was nice and sparkly, perfect to do gold over.
I used Essence Don't Feed the Tiger from their Circus Circus collection. It is a duo polish with gold on one side and black square glitter on the other. I had a duh moment and forgot to take a picture of the polish.
I LOVE this combo. I love the glitter too and honestly the gold is not so gold that it is the type of gold I don't wear. This polish is a complete WIN!
I did more of a gradient with the gold. I didn't go all the way down to my cuticles so you can see Aphrodite peeking out.
I LOVE black glitter and I didn't realize until I started painting that this was square glitter. BONUS! I wanted to do a reverse gradient with the glitter and have it thicker at the base then thinning out toward the tips.
I didn't quite accomplish it completely because the square glitter was sparse and not the right type of glitter for what I envisioned but I LOVE the way it came out.
I love that my camera can take these close up shots! SO AWESOME!!
AND I introduce you to my snowman clan.
I don't remember if I showed them before but I LOVE THEM so I am showing them again. Most of them have flown to their new homes already.
That's all for now :)