I threw around a lot of ideas for the letter ‘p’, everything from penguins to pencils. In the end, I went with word play and decided to do pairs of things starting with ‘p’ with the exception of a single pear. This one took a while. I had a lot of gradients on each nail (with a layer of the China Glaze on the lighter two) and then the stamps that all had to be filled in except for the peas. Nails Inc. has made surprisingly good metallic stamping polishes that were meant to be magnetic polishes. I don’t think I’ve even bothered to use them with a magnet yet. Looking back, though, I think stamping them all in gold would have provided some unity and helped to keep the colors separate. Especially when it came to the pomegranates. But it was still a pretty manicure and I enjoyed doing it.
I also used acetone to water down “Watermelon Spritz” so I could paint it on the peaches. “Water Melon” is actually a very transparent jelly polish so I didn’t need to water it down for the pear. I’d like to Frankenstein the jelly some day and make it a little more opaque. It looks super jelly delicious when you paint it on its own, but that does no good when I’m not likely to be willing to use five layers of it again. Ever.
- Base Colors: Sinful Color’s Kylie Jenner Trend Matters “Kashmere”, Essie’s Cashmere Matte in “Comfy in Cashmere” and “Coat Couture”, China Glaze’s “Dandy Lyin’ Around”
- Reverse Nail Stamping: Nails Inc. Magnetic Polishes in “Spitalfields” and “Houses of Parliment”, Sinful Color’s Kylie Jenner Trend Matters “Krushed Velvet”. Pop-arazzi’s “Watermelon Spritz”, Sinful Color’s “Hazard”, Sally Hansen’s “Water Melon”, Sinful Color’s “Curry Up”, Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish “Kensington Palace”, Sinful Color’s “My Day”, Sinful Color’s Kylie Jenner Trend Matters “Kashmere”
- Stamping Polish: Nails Inc. Magnetic Polishes in “Spitalfields”, “Houses of Parliment”, and “Kensington Palace”, Essie’s “Penny Talk”
- Nail Plate: Ya Qin An Y004 and Y017, HK-05
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