Friday, May 8, 2009


Last night I got my mom to deviate from her usual Brown / Pink base with gold grass konied on's cute, but it was time for a change :) She was going to go with a pink base and a green palm tree stamped, but it wasn't working out quite right.

The design we finally settled on was a base of China Glaze - Emotion, a frosty pink shade. Then to stamp with we used China Glaze - Awaken, a frosty dark silver/charcoal. The stamp we chose came from plate M64. the design has some thick lines and thick lines, so to jazz it up I went over the thin lines with my silver Stripe Rite nail art pen (the same one I used for my NOTD yesterday). Even using my np thinner, those nail art pens will get thick on you in an instant. I think this would have looked better with a more contrasting color used for the stamp, like a gold, it would have made the silver additions stand out a little bit more. She seemed pleased with it, so that's what counts. I think I would have liked this better if my silver NAP (nail art pen) was working better. Anyone have any suggestions??


Vanessa said...

That's super nice!! Great color combo. Emotion is a stunning polish (I have that one myself) and I've been looking at this Konad plate specifically for this pattern, it's lovely!

Lacquer Laine said...

I love that line design from that Konad palte and you made it better with your "jazzing up"! LOVE IT!

Brooke said...

VANESSA - This was a really easy design to use too. I thought I might have trouble lining it up, but it seems to not show imperfections as much as I thought it wold.

LACQUER LAINE - Thanks! We both thought it needed a little something something to spice it up!

Mary said...

Love the color combo's and that pattern is great! You're so talented :)

Lucy said...

Very pretty combo. Your Mom's nails look very pretty. I bet she is loving these skills you have. How's your sister who is pregnant doing?

Brooke said...

Mary - Thank you very much! I have always like pink and gray together.

LUCY - Thank you! She asked me if anyone thought her nails were fake, I said no one has said anything to me so far. But they are real. Yes, she does enjoy getting her nails done quite a bit.

My sister is doing good, thank you for asking! I might be using her for a product review really soon.

Chrissy said...

Wow, really nice!! That's so fun, your mom lets you do her nails. My mom is kinda...weird. Doesn't like makeup or NP, I have to practically convince her to at least wear lipstick out! Lol.

blzcrzy said...

I love having Brooke do my nails. She does such a beautiful job. But I think the pink w/ gold for spring and summer and brown and gold for fall. Red and gold for Christmas.

Brooke said...

CHRISSY - lol - well I guess some people are just like that!

MOM - Imagine that - gold, gold gold!!

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