Originally, I had planned on doing a lightning scene, but after seeing so many awesome lightning manicures, I decided to go with rain. Rainbow rain, at that!
I actually painted this yesterday, but unfortunately wasn't able to photograph and post it here until today. Excuse the horrible state of my cuticles at the moment. This brutally cold weather and the 14 inches (35cm) of snow we just got haven't been very kind to them.
That said, even though I couldn't smooth things out with top coat, I DO love the effect of the glossy creme polishes against the matte base color.
This manicure features the following polishes:
- Base color: Julep - Brit
- Blue dots and raindrops: Julep - Something Blue
- Green dots and raindrops: Pure Ice - Wild Thing
- Yellow dots and raindrops: Julep - Abbie
- Orange dots and raindrops: Julep - Cody
- Pink dots and raindrops: Julep - Raegan
- Umbrella: Konad special black
- Umbrella stamping: Shany XXL Nail Plate B
Yeah, lots of Julep polishes in this one. I took advantage of their warehouse sale this past December and picked up a bunch of colors. (I have some issues with Julep at the moment, though, since I'm affected by their new skip policy change despite having signed up under the old policy. I'll probably rant about this some other time).
This is the first time I've done a design with polka dots since getting nail dotting tools and it makes a WORLD of difference in how cleanly and uniformly they come out. Previously, I was using a toothpick that had its point cut off to do dotting. I LOVE polka dots to death, so I foresee myself trying them out more in the future.