Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday Blues: Tropical Blue

Hello my lovelies! I'm back! First off, I have to apologize for this long absence. I know that no excuse is good enough, but I still have to mention that I'm going through a very busy and stressful period. I have a very important exam coming up this fall, one that is crucial for my career as a doctor. There's a lot of study material to cover and that on top of work. So between lack of time and stress, I couldn't find the motivation to blog. Once I gave up on posting it was harder to pick it back up. But these days I found myself missing blogging and talking to you about nails. I still do my nails once a week but lately my nail art game has been on and off. I still created a few nail art looks that I'm excited to show you, even though most weeks I just did a simple stamping or even an accent nail manicure with plain colors. But you can tell that I got in the mood for nail art again because a couple of weeks ago I did a leadlighting manicure. This is the result.

I started with a base of Barry M Cotton, my go to white creme of the moment. It's perfect as a canvas because it's opaque in two coats and dries pretty fast. The image I picked for the stamping is from plate BP-L024 from the Born Pretty Store, a flower themed plate that I've used quite a lot of times. This particular image consists of some tropical looking flowers, but after trying out a few combinations I decided that they looked better in just one shade of blue. I stamped using Mundo de Unas Black.

For the leadlighting I used my DIY sheer tints that I created using clear polish and various polishes. I really like the blue one that I used for the flowers because it has the perfect opacity. I also love that the color is not uniform, which gives  a watercolor effect to the petals.

I must admit that this manicure took a bit of patience. It was totally worth it though, because I received a lot of compliments for it. It's one of those manicures that looks a lot harder to create than it really is. Don't forget to check out the rest of today's Monday Blues in the links below!

Have a great week! 

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