Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pastels, Skittles and Stamps Oh! My!

Howdy, everyone.  I don't know about you, but all this cold weather and snow has made me long for Spring!  I decided to create a light and fun manicure reminiscent of springtime.  I've also decided (after checking out Kimber's amazing skills) that I need to practice my stamping.  You can add so much great detail with stamping and, frustrating as it can be, it's a useful tool.  So, here's what I put together...take a look:

I posted the other day about my Walgreen's haul, and since my untried pile keeps growing, I decided to use some of the new Sinful Colors I purchased for this manicure.  The colors I used are as follows:

Thumb: Starfish-a lovely mauve-y pink creme
Index: Orange Creme-a Dreamsicle orange with a gorgeous (and subtle) peachy/silver shimmer that my camera was unable to capture
Middle: Unicorn-a pale marshmallow-y yellow creme
Ring: Sugar Rush-a beautiful pastel sky blue creme
Pinky: Candy Coated-a pretty lavender creme, again with that super subtle shimmer 

So far, I'm pretty impressed with SC's Sugar Rush collection.  The formulas are really nice and the secret shimmer is a lovely surprise.

After I got done with my skittles, I decided to stamp them with a pretty, delicate flower pattern, perfect for Spring!  I used Wet 'n' Wild's French White Creme for the stamping.  I think it turned out pretty well for my second attempt at stamping ever.  My favorite stamped nails in this manicure are the ones painted with Unicorn.  There's something so pretty about the subtle white on yellow combo.  Again, my camera has failed to capture it properly, but, trust me, it's great!

On a personal note, my Grandpa passed away suddenly this week.  I'm headed back to Kansas this weekend to attend his funeral.  It's been a sad week for my family and it's going to be hard to say good-bye.  He was a wonderful man and he will be missed greatly.  So, if I'm not around as much over the next few days or not as responsive to comments, I hope you'll all understand.  

Thanks so much for reading.

1 comment:

  1. Natalie, I'm with you re: the cold weather. Enough already! Yuck.

    As for your mani, different story completely....

    You did an OUTSTANDING job!!!! :) Yup, stamping can be aggravating to the max, but when it works, it's an amazing effect. It worked for you!!!


    As for your Grandpa...

    My condolences, Natalie. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Be safe heading home, and know that we all look forward to your return.




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