A smoky blue lily pond mani with the reflection of the flower moon shining forth, spring cherry blossom stamping decals, and koi.
Flower Moon

Flower Moon

Did you know there’s a different “moon” name for every full moon of the month? I kinda was aware that it was a thing (and I suspect every moon has multiple names since in June we can do mead, honey or strawberries), but I joined a moon collab where we will paint manis for every one of those moons. I can’t promise that I will make each one, but I’m going to try! Today, if the title of the blog didn’t tip you off, is the flower moon.

Also kinda bummed I missed the lunar eclipse last night because of cloud cover. I stood outside for about fifteen minutes watching clouds go by. Ah, well, they were kind enough to rain on me a little, at least. I hope you had better luck if you stayed up for it. 😘

A smoky blue lily pond mani with the reflection of the flower moon shining forth, spring cherry blossom stamping decals, and koi.
Flower Moon
A smoky blue lily pond mani with the reflection of the flower moon shining forth, spring cherry blossom stamping decals, and koi.
Flower Moon

Nail art products used

Base Polish:
KADS’ “Blue Ashes
Stamping Polishes:
Apipila’s “Caipirinha“, Maniology’s “Caramel“, and UberChic’s “Essential White
Advanced Stamping Polishes:
Apipila’s “Pearly Black“, Maniology’s “Caramel“, and Sinful Colors’ “Beautiful Girl” + “Tokyo Pearl
Freehand Painting:
Freehand painted the moon’s reflection with white acrylic paint and KADS’ “Blue Ashes
Stamping Plates:
Harunouta L069 (cherry blossoms and koi fish) and Maniology “BM-706” (lily pads and lotus)

Items in italics are debuting on the blog for the first time.

Today’s look was a mix of freehand (the full moon) and reverse stamping (everything else). I picked up three different stamp heads full of lily pads, filled them in, and cut them up to position where ever I wanted on my nails to fill things in. This meant I could use the lily pads and lotus to frame both the reflection of the full moon on my index finger and the koi fish on my thumb.

I did have to rush this look a little so the flowers weren’t filled in as carefully as my usual, but I juuuust made the deadline after a week of not having the energy to paint my nails (yep, all last week I was posting stuff from the vault). I’m glad I made it though. This is a cool collab and it’s supposed to run for a full year.

The Lunar Collab – May

#lunarCollab - May Flower Moon collage
#lunarCollab – May Flower Moon collage

Final photos

A smoky blue lily pond mani with the reflection of the flower moon shining forth, spring cherry blossom stamping decals, and koi.
Flower Moon
A smoky blue lily pond mani with the reflection of the flower moon shining forth, spring cherry blossom stamping decals, and koi.
Flower Moon
A smoky blue lily pond mani with the reflection of the flower moon shining forth, spring cherry blossom stamping decals, and koi.
Flower Moon

Until next time, friend! 👋

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