Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oh Come ON!

Some of you may know that I live in one of the coldest states in....well, the states (tee hee) Minnesota.  I have lots of relatives that live in Alaska, and we are often colder than they are, if you can believe that!  So when I saw that the theme for day 15 of the Let It Snow Challenge was longing for spring, I really "warmed up" to this mani.

My birthday is next week!  I remember, when I was little, praying the night before my birthday that the snow would melt and daffodils and tulips appear for my special day.  Never....Happened...Not ONCE!  Oh well, at least I can have flowers on my tips.

This started with three coats of LynBDesigns Quintessential Kiwi.  I can't tell you how much I love this polish!  Not only is it green, one of my favorite polish colors, but it is chock full of glitter.  Jenna describes this color this way.  "First I started with a sheer and creamy spring green base. After that I added fine cut black and brown glitter, small black hexes, a mix of green stain glitters. It's perfectly opaque in three coats."  Plus, Jenna gives you the option of adding fragrance.  I figured, "what the hell, why not?".  So glad I did!  The only problem was that I kept catching myself sniffing my tips (tee hee).  It has a kiwi fragrance, and I was a bit afraid it would be too fruity for me, but it is perfect.  This applied beautifully, with no fishing for the glitter.  It took three coats for full coverage with average to short dry time.....well worth every coat!

Just a "by the way", one of the reasons I love Jenna, other than that she is a geek like me (tee hee) is that she also has a blog where she shows off other indie polish!  How generous is that?  Check her blog HERE!

Next I stamped with Revlon Decadent and Bundle Monster BM-224.

Decadent is one of those burple colors.  Using it for stamping means that from some angles it looks purple, and from others, a shimmery blue.  You can see this in the above pic, especially on my ring finger.  

Finally, I dotted the middle of the flowers with Jade Diamond Supernova, a glittery, yellow gold polish obtained from my favorite indie/foreign polish procurer, Llarowe.

What do you think?  Look like springs in the air?  Only one day left of this challenge!

Thanks for looking!

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  1. This is really pretty, definitely ready for spring :D

  2. WOW! These came out fab! I think these might be my fav nail art I have seen for weeks - it's so wearable. Some challenges show great designs, but they are not that wearable for every day. The combo here of the indie loaded base with the translucent flowers touched with the gold fill glitter is just stunning!

    1. *Blush* Thanks gal! It was one my favorites too. AND it smelt good, like spring (tee hee)