The funny thing is that when I started doing this manicure, I hadn't actually intened it to be for the Theme Buffet...Yet somehow it just happened to fit all of the criteria for this week - Something New! New polish, new stamping plate, new nail accessories/accents, first time using said acccents.... Somehow the pieces all fell in place.
Yesterday, the mail gods felt me worthy to receive the goods they had to bestow upon me. A few nail polishes, a ton of stamping plates , and a bunch of rhinestones and other accessories. Would you believe that I hadn't had any rhinestones, studs, etc to try out in nail art before?!
I spent the afternoon swatching one of my new nail polishes -- Indigo Bananas - With a Spoon in It, this beautiful taupe holo. If you don't already know, I like to turn my swatches into nail art, both to show off how a polish can be used ...and also because part of me cringes to think of wasting the polishes.
Anyways! I was staring at this beautiful neutral holo on my fingers, appreciating them, when one of my brand new plates somehow jumped into my hand. How could I NOT try one of them out?! Next thing I knew, I was stamping these adorable birds onto my pinky and pointer nails.
But something was missing..... Might as well try adding some pearls! I delved into my newly-arrived rhinestones and placed a few on my middle and ring finger nails. I really like the way they looked against the holo. I probably could have used the next size up, but they didn't look bad like this.
So, in the end, my "something new" was a manicure featuring a whole bunch of new somethings! It's a simple manicure, but it was a fun and casual look to keep on my nails for a couple days.
Polishes / Items used in this manicure:
- Taupe Holo: Indigo Bananas - With a Spoon in It
- White Stamping: Konad Special White
- Stamping Plate: MoYou London - Mother Nature 02
- Pearl accents: Born Pretty Store (Use code NJX31 for 10% off!)
So, what do you think? Take a look at all of the other nail art done by the other participants this week. Usually I would write whose were my favorites... but since I'm not posting this on a Saturday, there's still several days worth of manicures that people can post!