All I have to say is UGH. I hope this is one of those cases where I'm my own worst critic, because holy moly I hate how this came out. Maybe it's the pressure of doing your favorite color family justice--today's prompt in the CNT 31 Day Challenge is to do a manicure from your favorite color family. Maybe it's because I'm crazy sick with a horrendous cold. I don't know. All I know is ICK.
I started this manicure after doing my dupe-or-no-dupe post with China Glaze Ruby Pumps; that polish and its snowman dupe are such pretty reds, I figured that would be a good base for the manicure:
|China Glaze Ruby Pumps and Sally Girl 'Glitter' Snowman|
Next, I added a a layer of a new glitter polish that recently purchased from Glitzology, called Sock Monkey; it's a mix of red, white and brown-black hex glitters (medium and teeny) and gold hexes and squares and squares in a shimmery light taupey-brown base:
|Glitzology Sock Monkey over Ruby Pumps and 'Glitter'|
|I love this whimsical blend :)|
And that's when it all went very, very wrong.
I wanted to do something that went along with the dark brown-black hexes in the glitter, but I didn't take into account that they had been softened by the base of the glitter a bit. So I stamped over the tips using Konad Black, probably the darkest black you can stamp with, and Bundle Monster plate BM201:
|Sometimes Konad black is TOO good...|
|And let's not mention the hot stamping mess on the ring finger...it didn't really show up that much until I saw it on camera|
Thanks for looking, and please check out the other manicures linked below, I'm sure the other participants had much more luck!