Pretty in Peach

Pretty in PeachI tried a thing.

It didn’t work.

Because I had such a resounding response to the flowers-on-a-pond jelly sandwich, I really wanted to explore with layering designs. My idea was to do different flower petals on different layers of polish to give the design some depth. I actually just did layers of Seche Vite for this. The end result was something that started peeling the very next day, and didn’t offer the depth for which I was striving.

However! I do plan on recreating this soon and learning from my mistakes. For instance, I will start with a base color first, then use different shades on the individual petals. I also plan on using something other than Seche Vite as the clear layer between the colors. Gelous? Sally’s Super Shine? More experimentation will be necessary.

The base color is Essie’s A Crewed Interest, which is my personal perfect shade of peach.

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I took this picture with a potato.

Victoriana Lace I wanted to post this even though I realized long after I had removed the mani that the pictures I had taken were all blurry. As a photographer, I am embarrassed to admit this was taken with a DSLR and not, say, a rotten cucumber. Or even a cell phone. My commitment for this blog is to start posting higher-quality pictures. That way, if someone wants to share them, I don’t have to be embarrassed about taking pictures with an old sneaker.

But! It was my first successful venture into the lacey-edged designs I’ve been coveting throughout lacquerista-land for some time. The polish is Butter London Victoriana, even though the color is weird in this photo to say the very least. Let’s just focus on the lace, shall we?

I love how the index and pinky nails look like garters. I have a feeling I will be redoing that part as a mani of its own soon. Quick, easy, and darling.