This one's for all the purple lovers out there! Yes, you, you know who you are...
Or, if you're looking for a bit of fairy dust...you too, are in luck.
Today, over on Instagram, this nail art is part of a very lovely lady's birthday party. I'm hoping she feels the love from the nail art community because she's such a sweetheart and always supporting her friends. Oh, and Caroline's IG profile is @tinkerbell1970s.
So, now you get the significance of the fairy...you're so perceptive!!
I'm glad for the opportunity to finally use this awesome flakie/shimmer topper from Supernatural Lacquer on my nails. It will definitely not be the last time. The base is mostly clear, but it has a little bit of a white sheen, some violet shimmer, and glorious multicolored flakies throughout.
Did you know the difference between fairies and faeries? I didn't really either...but I knew the significance of the name/inspiration of this polish because it comes from one of my favorite TV shows, Supernatural. Maybe you've heard of it? Yeah, that one that features two hunky guys who always saving the world. It's a guilty pleasure. Don't judge me.
In the episode which inspired this polish, the faeries are the paranormal beings that need fighting. So how does that reconcile with the lovely and kind fairies like Tinkerbell?
Because, simply put, faeries are evil and fairies are good.
You can read more in this article if you'd like. Just the kind of added tidbits you get on KimettKolor.com. You're welcome.
Design DetailsBecause Caroline likes all the berry colors, we got to pick which shade to use and I chose this beautiful, berry shade of purple from In The Name Of Polish as the focal color. Even though I covered it up with the flakie polish...it's so vibrant that it still holds its own. I applied this purple and flakie topper on my thumb, index and pinky.
In hindsight, I wish I had left my thumb glossy so that I could show you the difference, but that matte top coat brush kept right on going. Still, it is a unique look to have flakie polishes with a matte finish -- it really brings out the iridescent glow.
On my two accent nails, I used a base of a white creme polish. Then I applied a different shimmery topper to the white nail before stamping the fairy and stars images in purple.
Worth a mention: I'm really loving the new stamping polishes by Clear Jelly Stamper. They are very opaque and don't dry too fast. Stamping such large spaces like in this image can be troublesome, but I think I did alright. Certainly all of the issues you see in these very much larger than life photos were my user error, not the polish's fault. (Most of the missing bits of the stamped image happened when applying top coat and cleaning up.) Anyways...just look at that bright, vibrant purple!! That's impressive from a 5-free stamping polish!!
Oh - just a note - this ring was not made with the same polishes as are on my nails. It was a stone that I had laying around and put on at the last minute because is had similar colors in polish and flakies.
Polish My Life - Stripped
In The Name Of Polish - Sugar Plum Barry from Accounting
Polish Your Dreams - Let Ur Wings Guide U
Supernatural Lacquer - Fight the Sugarplum Faeries!
Love, Angeline - Topped With Love (soon revised formula will be offered by Polish My Life)
BSquared Lacquer - B Matte
Clear Jelly Stamper - cuticle PROtect
Clear Jelly Stamper - #16 Shiraz!
Stamper / Scraper
Clear Jelly Stamper - The Big Bling, firm scraper
DRK Nails - Magic Garden
|Image Courtesy of DRK Nails|
Isn't that stamping plate fabulous? So many possibilities...
Actually, this is the third time I've used it -- I'm pretty sure that's a record for me. There was that cute bunny design (see him sniffing the flower on the bottom left) and the Christmas Flower design (that's them just in from the right top corner, second row, second one to the left). And now, the fairy on the moon (from the top center).
So often I'm never quite sure whether a design is finished or not. When I had looked down at these nails, I thought they were. But, then after looking over the pictures I feel like they are missing something. Sure they are colorful and I just love that fairy resting on the moon so gracefully...but...I'm just not feeling like I did them justice. What do you think?
As always, THANK YOU for stopping by my little nail art clubhouse...isn't it a great place to escape for a while...
Till Next Time,