It’s almost Eastertime! I feel like the holiday really snuck up on me this year. Last year by this time I did a bunch of easter posts, including an embellished nail polish egg (see the prop in my pic below), a tutorial on how to decorate eggs with polish, and also some cutesy chick nails. I was really on a roll.
But so far, this is all I’ve come up with for 2014. It’s a french manicure with tiny colored eggs painted over top. Fingers crossed that you can tell that they’re eggs!
I started with a classic french mani that I free-handed. Then I stamped a green basket weave print over top using AVON Garden Green and my MASH-39 stamping plate. Then I made some bright easter eggs in pink, blue, purple and yellow using a dotting tool and a small brush. I did a sparkly coat of Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope on top and then some seche vite. I think my eggs would’ve looked more pronounced over a solid white background. This was kind of a waste of a nice french mani since you can’t even really see it! On the bright side, this got me in the easter mood! And it’s just in time for our week 3 theme for the April Nail Art Ideas Linkup.
Are you planning on doing some Easter nail art? If so, you should it add it to our inlinkz for the April Linkup >>
14th – 20th April : Easter
I recently won a giveaway over at Nails done by a Blimbo ! Isn’t that one of the most exciting things about reading blogs- opening your email to find that you won a giveaway? It’s like… best day ever, cha cha cha! !
One of the polishes I graciously received from D. was this stunning blue foil called Crystal by Zoya. LOVE IT! Then I decided to stamp on top of it and this mani got even better! These scales are too cool! I used Mash-39 plate and Illamasqua Vice for my stamping. Vice is a rubber-finish lacquer so it really has a neat appearance that almost pops up off of the blue. I loved this manicure so much that I made a little collage for you….
Since my base color is so gorgeous I have to show you some swatches of that too! Crystal is from a winter collection a few years back and I’m surprised that I’ve never seen it before! It’s a shiny blue foil that has tiny flecks of gold glitter (I’ve seen it described as ‘irregular shaped glitter’ online). Here’s a swatch of three coats plus topcoat. I could’ve gotten away with two coats, but I couldn’t tell if parts of it were transparent or not in direct light, so I went with three coats….
Isn’t it lush? Thank you D. for picking out this Zoya for me! Crystal is a perfect combo of icy blue and warm gold. It’s just my style and I can’t wait to wear it this winter!
Crystal is part of the 2010 Winter Flame Collection which I’ve also seen called the Fire & Ice Collection. Do you own any of these and are they all as awesome as Crystal? Here’s the collection on the Zoya website if you want to check them out.