Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Purple Flower Power

Happy Tuesday, Kitchies!  It's only Tuesday?  *sigh*  The entire month of September has flown by and it doesn't look like it's going to ease up any time soon.  Between coordinating days off with Nate's school and derby practice and whatever kid party we have on the weekend and quality time with the hubs...there's no time left over!

Enough of the crazy!  On to the pretty.

This mani was inspired by Simply Rins' Butterflies and Flowers mani that she posted in May.  I know I didn't do this mani all the way back in May, but it *was* probably early August.

I started with a base of Finger Paints Heavenly Hydrangea from their Summer 2011 collection.  It's a really pretty dusty mauve/lavender/orchid creme color.

Then I added some shimmer with Nicole Count on Me.  Count on Me was given to my by Frippery Digits in my box 'o goodies - she called it the best layering polish ever and I think I'm gonna have to agree.

After the shimmer, I stamped SH White On using BM11 on the tips.  I should've stamped first *then* used Count on Me but, as I recall, this was the last of a long night of unhappy mani results so once I got to this point, I was done.  LOL

Count on Me is pretty dang gorgeous!  It's so sheer, all it does is add a little bit of sparkle.  And the best part?  The sparkle changes color from pale pink to blue/purple.  So pretty and great over a bunch of different colors.

I suppose I should get back to work.  It is, after all, what they pay me for.  But wouldn't it be awesome to be paid to blog all day?  Yep.  Pretty much!


Copyboy said...

You definitely have power with those flowers. cheesy I know.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Beautiful! Sort of reminds me of an Hawaiian shirt print.

Alex said...

Ohh! I love it! It's such a gorgeous color! I love the flowers too.


GothamPolish said...

Haha someday we will all blog for a living!!!

Myya said...

That is a gorgeous purple!

Nail Nerd said...

Those are lovely! Now go knock someone around the track with 'em :D

Rins said...

Hi, Megan!

I'm always a fan of nail designs that looks like french tips! The base color is lovely. :)

Libby's Pink Vanity said...

Dang gorgeous, indeed! Very feminine.
This year has flown by. But, the older I get the faster it goes. Why didn't it go this fast when I was in school?

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

That's super cute! My daughter was just asking me if I could put flowers on her nails. I'll have to try it, only I already know mine will not turn out so nice!

SilhouetteScreams said...

Soooo cute. And girly. And pretty. And did I mention cute? :D