I’m finally home! Yippee, woohoo. And, I’ve finally painted my nails again! As I mentioned before, while we were in Wisconsin my aunt gave me an amazing graduation present of Vera Bradley bags, which were turned into a gift card for easier travelling. Of course, when I went to the local store to turn my gift card back into a bag I got terribly distracted by purses. I’ve been carrying a canvas bag or my camera case in lieu of a purse for a while, so it was nice to get a real purse to use! You’ll see the whole thing in the next outfit post, but for now, here is a manicure inspired by the pattern of the bag.
I, um, had some trouble lining up my white background spots with the black stamping on top, but I think it turned out pretty well all the same. I’m looking forward to doing more complex designs now that I’m back home.
For this design, I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red over my standard Sinful Colors Basecoat. Then I stamped the daisy design from Bundle Monster Image Plate BM12 with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On diagonally across the tips of all of my nails. I used that as a template to gently blob/tap on more white polish in circles where each of the daisies ended up. I used the daisy stamp again with Sinful Colors Black on Black and tried to line up the new daisies over the white circles… obviously, I had a little trouble with that part! And of course I topped everything off with my NYC topcoat.
What do you think? Is matching my nails to my purse just too much?