Thursday, November 8, 2012

Before & After: No H8!

Hello!

I've said it before and I'll say it again--since I started blogging, I've met some wonderful people and have even made some friends. People have supported my blog even though I'm not perfect, and often times not even very good at nail art! I personally have only met with joy and kindness since I came into the nail blogging community.

So I am pleased to join a group of ladies who are today presenting purple manicures in support of the 'No H8' cause--to remember not to spread anything but support and kindness to our fellow bloggers and nail artists. I'd go farther and say that my manicure today is dedicated to reminding myself to be kind to everyone, always. As the saying goes, if it isn't necessary and it isn't kind, don't say it/do it. I don't always live up to that ideal (okay, I sort of fail at it all the time!) but I will continue trying. And I want to be clear--my participation in this event is not pointed at anyone other than myself! It is my pledge to support my fellow bloggers in a positive, kind way.

So here is my manicure! I started with Essence Chic Reloaded which is an extremely dark purple (almost black) with a teal flash. This actually is quite an amazing duochrome that shows other colors as well, including blue and a dark gold:

Essence Chic Reloaded

Essence Chic Reloaded

Essence Chic Reloaded



To decorate this, I stamped using China Glaze's No Plain Jane, and a Cheeky XL stamping plate. Then I added glequins for a little added sparkle:







This is a subtle swirly stamping that lightens up the polish a bit but keeps that underlying duochrome flash. Apart from the tip wear, I love it. :)

Thanks for looking, and have a look at the other No H8 manicures, linked below. :)

Xoxox,
M.



8 comments:

  1. I think this is very pretty. I like the sparse glequins, it's like stars. You are so good at capturing duo chrome on film!

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    1. Thank you so much, on all counts! I think my near-obsessed love for duochromes must produce good results, lol. :)

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  2. Great mani, thxxx for the support!

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    1. My pleasure, it's a great cause. And thank you!

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  3. Gorgeous mani and I agree 100% I didn't have time to change my mani, but my blog and my heart is with everyone else!

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad to have you aboard with us. :)

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