Today's NOTD was inspired by today's challenge in my PFC group. Today we're supposed to do a manicure using the color turquoise, aqua, or jade, but what we do with it is up to us. Freestyle day, baby!
For my turquoise, I chose Barielle's End Of The Rainbow:
|Barielle's End Of The Rainbow|
|Barielle's End Of The Rainbow in direct sunlight|
Here's the final look:
|Barielle End Of The Rainbow + Zoya Maisie + Stamping|
I wanted to give the polish some dimension and cover the bald spots, so I put on a coat of Zoya Maisie:, a beautiful blue-green flakie. Nicely done Zoya--very nicely done. Then, I stamped over it using Color Club Rule Breaker, which is sort of a dark jade green, using Mash plate Mash-43. As you can see, the stamping is subtle, and the flakies flirt with you out from under it. I really love how it came out; it looks like some sort of fizzy lifting drink that you'd find at Willy Wonka's factory. :)
One lesson I learned from this--when photographing a manicure using a flakie, don't hold the bottle! The bottle catches so much of the light, 90% of my pictures focused on that rather than my nails, even when I tried to avoid it.
Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by, and please check out the other bloggers who made a turquoise/aqua/jade mani today, linked below. :)