The forecast for today says we have a 10% chance of rain, and we desperately need it. Do you think I helped summon a bit of moisture to the California drought? Find more sparkle after the break!
I used two coats of essie – take it outside on my nails the night before I did this. I thought it looked like the perfect cloudy day colour, and the idea for making a rain inspired mani took root. That morning, I used a coat of essie – blanc right over the base colour and dabbed it off with a bit of balled up saran wrap to make some cloudiness to the base. That didn’t look as cool as I wanted, so I threw on a coat of China Glaze – Fairy Dust, a holographic microglitter top coat for some sparkle. I grabbed my MoYou London Tourist 05 stamping plate and used the umbrellas and rain drops, stamping the umbrellas in my trust Wet n Wild Wild Shine – Black Creme and NYC In A New York Minute – Ocean Blue from their Samba Collection.
Pardon the little holes in the rain drops, I think I was scraping the polish the wrong way.
I thought this was kind of cute, but it looked a little bland at the same time. Not quite what I had in mind. So how about some more Fairy Dust!
Oh that’s better! I really liked how this made it look like glittery rain drops all over the umbrellas. I may have spent a considerable amount of time gazing at my nails in the sunlight. At least one person in public asked if she could hold my hand to look closer, and asked if they were gel or Shellac, which is always somewhat flattering.
How do you like my sparking rainy nail art? Do you ever throw a coat of glitter on over something that didn’t turn out the way you envisioned? Tell me in the comments!