This mani came about because I wanted something simple but eye-catching for starting school again. It's gonna be my first time in school since I'm a full fledged polish addict and I want errbody to notice my nails. And if I can make some extra cash doing friends' nails, then all the better*.
I started with two coats of the amazing Illamasqua Jo'Mina. It had been calling my name, weeping for longing for all it wanted was to grace my nails. So I flung all the untrieds to the side, and got to work. When I say flung, I mean I very gently moved them aside in their little basket that's holding them. As if I would hurt them.
The first pic was color corrected and the rest of the pics in this post were untouched. My camera was being a pain and showed this too blue. When I was editing the pics I got so confused as to what the real color of this polish is, since it changes depending on the lighting. For a good swatch you can check this post at Vampy Varnish.
Next, I stamped with China Glaze Deviantly Daring from the new Bohemian collection and plate DRK-A. I accented the stamps with loose 'glequins' from the KKCenterHK store (Product Link). You'll be seeing a full review on these very soon.
NGHGAOMFGSDMF. I loved the result SO much! It's so rare that something turns out exactly as I planned it in my head. I even got the stamp almost completely centered! That's a new achievement unlocked for me. I have also named these 'Hurricane Nails' since it looks like the eye of a storm. Which is fitting since apparently we've got a hurricane or storm coming between today and Thursday :\. Awesome.
NOTE (part deux): I wanted to mention some quick things about the posting schedule. As you may know, I'm doing the 31 Day Challenge and we're posting every 3 days. This is longer than I usually like to update but, since starting school, I know I'm going to have less time to devote to the blog and I really want to concentrate on my last semester. I'll try posting non-challenge-related manis while I can, I just ask you to stick with me if you see the blog a little bare every now and then. I really can't thank you guys enough for your support (like in that first red challenge mani) and I'm definitely not disappearing! I also scheduled the second challenge mani so it should post without issues, but if you don't see the third challenge mani it might be due to a power outage or the likes.
Have a great day and, as always, thank you for looking!
*I know you're not supposed to start a sentence with 'And', but it's my style. Don't cramp my style :D