Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cinco de Mayo in review

The fifth of May is maybe not what you think it is. "The celebration of “Cinco de Mayo” commemorates the “Battle of Puebla” (May 5, 1862).  In this battle, Mexican forces led by Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (from what is now the city of Goliad, Texas, which was then once the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas), against all odds, defeated the French intervention forces of Napoleon III (led by Charles Lorencez) and forced them to retreat." site linked - Library of Congress

We sure do like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Here are the nails I did for the day. I used memories for inspiration. I went more for the old pottery artisan. ;) I actually wanted it to have dimension and not be completely smooth, so my heavy topcoat was used after my base coat. Then I used the lighter topcoat after the design work to keep from flattening the design.



I used these stamping polishes. All Konad, the purple and green are "Princess" the rest are regular.
 I used these polishes and top coats. Pure Ice Wild Thing, Nfu-Oh 45, Revlon Electric, Nubar Diamont, Sally Hansen Diamond Flash, OPI Natural Base Coat and Instant Artificials.

The plates I used, a bunch, were Konad M-21, M-9(isolated flowers), M-63(sun), Chez Delaney D29 (cactus), A05 (wave), T08 (Gecko), and MLS301 (bird).

This is what is looked like when I thought I was finished. I took a few pictures and decided I need to freehand a bit. Do you see the difference? Did it help or hurt? 
 Revlon Electric alone.

How did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I hope it was great for you!
See you soon 

12 comments:

  1. I love it!! You did a great job.

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    1. Thank you so much! I have to say I love doing this :)

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  2. AWESOME! Yes, I'm yelling because its that fantastic! Great layering of the stamping...great colour combinations...just perfect!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm SO glad you like it!!!

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  3. THAT is beyond fantastic and stunning, this manicure is a work of art! I love it! WOW!!!!

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  4. this is amazing! it's so festive looking :D

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    1. Thank You so much. Cinco de Mayo is all about festivity... I wanted to capture that.

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  5. This is so beautiful, the detail is fantastic, you are so creative x :-)

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  6. Wow, gorgeous! I'm very impressed how you got all the stamps to line up nicely with each other

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