I loved this mani over at MixedMama so I wanted to recreate it with a Valentine's Day theme since I am Owl lover. I'm really happy with the results.
I started with two coats of Orly Decades of Dysfunction. Then I added a coat of Color Club Snow-flake. I used Konad black with gold Princess Polish to stamp using Bundle Monster 309 for the owls and vines. The leaves on the vines were heart shaped. So, I used Red Angel 20 and isolated hearts using first Konad white and then red to cover the black leaves. I stamped a couple of extra small hearts and dotted the center of the flowers with Konad red.
I like how the strong pink shimmer of the flakies is reflecting against the gold of the owl's shimmer. I cannot capture the flaky goodness in photos. This looks so much better in person. Try to imagine the flakies that you can see looking like they are embers. They show through on the owl's face and wings. It's a cool effect. The red is much darker too. I need to work on my camera settings.
I took a picture before I stamped. This very pale ivory/sand/taupe is my perfect nude color. lol
see the flakies pop in the shadows?
As promised, my One Year Blogiversary giveaway! (This giveaway has ended)
One requirement ~ One entry ~ One winner
You must be a GFC follower. Leave a comment with your GFC name.
(one entry per follower, duplicates will be deleted so if you accidentally enter twice, no worries)
I will pick a winner 02*13*2013.
The prizes are:
One (unused bottle) Sally Hansen Hidden Treasures (original version) - I thought I would share my current flaky obsession
One Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Purple Diamond - I love this purple holo. You can shift the color with a couple of drops of another color if purple is not your color.
One Custom NailsIT polish (or your choice of current stock).
Good Luck!!! ♥