Simple Succulents - Hermit Werds - succulent design with red shimmer, and stamping in metallic red, purple, and green
Simple Succulents

Simple Succulents

I’ve been wanting to use my succulent stamping plates for a while but before I knew it, it was all cold out and it was so much easier to keep putting it off with fall and winter designs. I am sure I do not have these out of my system yet, but there’s only so many times I can paint my nails in a day so…someday, heart. Someday.

I love succulents. They come in so many different shapes and colors and all of them are so perfect. And perhaps partly my brain thinks that I will somehow murder them less easily due to some baseless idea that they are hardier than other plants because they are so often lumped with cacti. I already know this isn’t true since I have a friend who lost several when she tried planting them in a terrarium. Also a cacti’s hardiness depends on whether you over or under water it (significant look to…people). LOL Ah, well. As the comeback says: “Take a picture. It’ll last longer.” So I do.

Incidentally, it is never wise to accompany me to a botanical garden if I’m going to be taking pictures. You will cease to exist to me unless you are holding food. 🙂

Simple Succulents - Hermit Werds - succulent design with red shimmer, and stamping in metallic red, purple, and green
Simple Succulents
Simple Succulents - Hermit Werds - succulent design with red shimmer, and stamping in metallic red, purple, and green
Simple Succulents

It occurs to me that I could have taken a swatch photo of “Nerida Singer” since I do know it is still available @ color4nails.com which is where I had to buy it since I waited too long to get it from the maker’s store. I remember seeing a swatch of it for the first time and knowing immediately that I was going to be buying it. I suspect I have a weakness for orange/red shimmer since many of my favorite shimmer polishes have it. You will have to comfort yourself with this macro shot instead, my friends.

Simple Succulents - Hermit Werds - succulent design with red shimmer, and stamping in metallic red, purple, and green
Simple Succulents

Yesss. So much shimmery goodness. Negative space stamping really is a beautiful thing, especially with a gradient. And just so you know, the KADS plate also has a negative space design with a matching outline design. I didn’t use it since it’s a “MIN” my nails are a tad too big for it. Placement would have had to have been utterly perfect and UberChic had this huge negative space design with tons of space to spare so I skipped down the path of laziness with a song in my heart. Something like this…

Except, I’ve been pretty busy all day. LOL

This design was painted on my left hand for @swatchslayer’s cindy hand challenge at the end of February. It’s really nice to have prompts like this sometimes because I can just pick anything out of the designs I’ve already planned out and still participate. Well, not aaanything. I would keep it vanilla unless I knew everyone participating would be okay with it. /cough

Collage time!

Cinderella collab - @swatchslayer
Cinderella collab – @swatchslayer
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