Love and Roses Manicure

As you might have guessed, I own quite an extensive collection of nail polish, and I’ve only actually used maybe half of the colors that I own! It may seem shocking, but I admit to splurging on way more polish that I could ever wear in a lifetime. Every now and then I like to have one of my many untried colors inspire a manicure, which is what happened here. I should really make more of a habit out of this so that I can justify my collection!

Today’s feature is the color grace from Picture Polish. This gorgeous light pink crelly with fine holographic glitter paints like a dream and makes me wish that I owned more polishes from this company! Two coats gave me a perfectly opaque finish despite the light color, and I still can’t get over the beautiful shimmery effect.

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Don’t let those silvery glitter flecks deceive you- that glitter appears holographic and shifts colors in the light.

Because I fell in love with this color, I decided to create a love themed manicure. I used the script from the image in the bottom row, 4th from the left of the Born Pretty Valentine’s Day L007 plate, to stamp “love” diagonally across my nails using Ya Qin An stamping polish in Black, skipping my ring finger for the moment.

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The images on this plate are so large that the width of the rectangular images still fit my nail length!

For my ring finger and thumb, I used the flower overprint designs from the top left corner of the Born Pretty Spring Garden L007 plate. I started by stamping the solid rose (2nd image from the top left corner) minus the leaves with Born Pretty Nail Stamping Polish in BP-WN05 Dark Armor (crimson red), followed by the outline of the rose to the left of it stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish in color 350 Wined Up (burgundy red).

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I opted not to use the leaves from the rose design so as not to worry about having to stamp the outline for it, so I stamped part of the vine from the top of the image in the middle row, 2nd from the right side of the Spring Garden L007 plate using Born Pretty Nail Stamping Polish in BP-ML01 Nirvana/Scenery (bright green). I finished off the design with one final statement of “love” from the design on the Valentine’s Day L007 plate to fill the empty space. Had I stamped the rose and leaves on top of the script, the polish would not have been opaque enough to cover the text (I tried this on my thumb, so I know!).

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I love the design and think it’s the perfect expression of my feelings for that pink crelly polish that’s underneath it all!

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Happy polishing!

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