This is my design for the SPRING FLOWERS theme of the N.A.I.L. Linkup! The colors I chose are a bit more intense than the usual spring pastels. But then again, it doesn’t feel like spring yet in NY! It was kinda nice out yesterday, but today is like brrrrr.
BASE COLOR ♥ I Love Nail Polish – Grape Alicious
STAMPING NAIL POLISH ♥ AVON Mirror – Blaze
STAMPING PLATE ♥ MoYou London – Pro Collection 04
RHINESTONES ♥ magenta gems from Sally’s Beauty Supply
ACCENT NAIL GLITTER ♥ Sinful Colors – Star Dust
NAILLINKUP Spring Flowers –
I’ve got some pretty colored nails for you today! I used a mirror shine nail polish from AVON as my vibrant pink base color. Then I applied some pretty water slide decals that I got from my friend The Nailinator. This is my first time trying water slide decals. I thought they would be more fragile and sticky. But once I realized that I could grab them and move them around and re-place them several times without messing them up… then I got the hang of them quickly.
This small sheet of decals is labeled ‘Beautiful Finger’ brand and I think they will last me a while. After cutting several decals out of it, I barely made a dent. And aren’t they pretty? Rachael sent me these decals all the way from the Philippines. For anyone who’s interested, she recently posted an update on her blog after Typhoon Haiyan devastated areas near her. Click here to see her Philippine Flag Nail Art and to hear how you can help those in need.
I also wanted to post a swatch of my base color. Shown above is two coats of AVON Blaze. Blaze is a pretty magenta/pink foil from their Mirror Shine collection. It’s funny to see how AVON cycles through their products and brings them back every so often. Blaze was released maybe 6 months ago and I happen to have an old Mirror Shine from back in 2003. That’s right, I still have a bottle from 10 yrs ago! It’s silver, not pink. But still…. It’s funny to have two bottles side by side that are ten years apart. The old one still wears nice. The bottle shape and size is identical, only the label has changed in ten years. Just goes to show….AVON- I will still keep buying your products over and over again. 😀
Well, my weekend’s almost over. Get ready for monday morning y’all. Good luck!