Medium green nail art full of windy patterns and a bold winter lion slowly turning into a gentle white lamb.
Lion of March

Lion of March

March was supposed to come in like a lion (winter) and out like a lamb (spring). Instead it came in like a lamb and I gratefully hung my wool coat in the closet and swapped to lighter fare. I’m even shedding my cardigan by mid-day! Maybe that’s why it’s taken me so long to post this nail art, since it’s been done for a while. 🀣

Medium green nail art full of windy patterns and a bold winter lion slowly turning into a gentle white lamb.
Lion of March

Polish Pickup and Hella Handmade continues to be my biggest source for indie polishes these days (outside of all the sales during November and December). I am trying to be very careful to not buy more than I can use. I wasn’t really sure that I “needed” Bee’s Knees Lacquer’s “We’re Wasps, Not Monsters“, but I am so glad that I added it to my shopping cart. It is both so complex and yet light enough that I think I can do quite a lot of different-looking looks with it. I couldn’t take it off my nails.

(And so fell behind a little in the nail art I meant to paint.)

Products used

Base Polish:
Bee’s Knees Lacquer’s We’re Wasps, Not Monsters
Stamping Polishes:
Born Pretty’s “Pentagram“, Essie’s “Good as Gold“, and UberChic’s “Essential White
Metal Sequins:
Gold metal snowflakes bought on Aliexpress
Stamping Plates:
heart-shaped 08 (wind across ring and pinkie finger), Major Dijit-38 (lion on thumb), Maniology BM-S154 (lion’s head), Nicole Diary ND005 (index finger wind) Winstonia W401 (wind on thumb)

Because I was painting a low-contrast design I struggled a little to get my big lion stamp to show up. In fact, my first try didn’t stick out enough (see the next photo). Then I tried throwing a gold double stamp over it, but it made it worse. I didn’t even photograph that attempt. Finally, I forced myself to just repaint the darn thing.

With a white stamp beneath the blue, there was just enough contrast for the lion to stand out. And I didn’t have to change my color scheme at all. πŸ™‚

#nailfail πŸ™

Medium green nail art full of windy patterns and a bold winter lion slowly turning into a gentle white lamb.
Lion of March (nail fail)

Don’t worry, I took more photos of the successful design, which I will now bombard you with. πŸ˜‰

Medium green nail art full of windy patterns and a bold winter lion slowly turning into a gentle white lamb.
Lion of March
Medium green nail art full of windy patterns and a bold winter lion slowly turning into a gentle white lamb.
Lion of March
Medium green nail art full of windy patterns and a bold winter lion slowly turning into a gentle white lamb.
Lion of March

The favorite

My favorite nail was my thumb. The wind looks like it’s just pouring upward from it. So winter-y!

Medium green nail art full of windy patterns and a bold winter lion slowly turning into a gentle white lamb.
Lion of March

I love it when my nail art makes driving to work feel like a treat. I just have to remember to watch the road more than my thumbnail. LOL

I hope you’re having a great day despite all the craziness going around. I guess the lion of March might have been something other than weather this year. Stay safe and healthy, friends! Until next time! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™

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