With the eleven Canada Day manicures and the month-long swatching of untried polishes on Instagram, I’ve been wearing too many colours that aren’t quite me. Today, I have a simple stamped manicure in my colours:
The base is a polish I’ve waited months to get hold of: Tonic Polish Greenglow. I accidentally stumbled upon it a couple of weeks ago, and this polish is everything I thought it would be and more. I uploaded swatches on Instagram, but will soon do a longer blog post with lots of photos & bottleshots, and talk about it some more. I stamped over it using A-England Queen of Scots and Creative Shop stamping plate #31. I am absolutely loving my A-England polishes because they are subtle and very opaque, and so perfect for stamping! I messed up the stamping a bit on my middle finger because I wasn’t being able to clean the plate properly, but be a pal & ignore that, shall you? 🙂
Greenglow shifts from a glowing, bright celadon green to ballet pink to peach, although I found it very difficult to capture any of the peach in my photos. Also, it breaks into all kinds of holographic goodness in the sun! And the stamping polish, I can’t get over how much like ink that blue polish looks! My husband, the ever-ambitious Mr ACD, actually thought I had hand-drawn the feathers and looked so disappointed when I said I hadn’t! He hasn’t figure out yet that I can’t draw to save my life? Maybe, just sometimes, taking undue credit is necessary to the health of a marriage… 😉
Here are some shots in natural light that show the shift & holo (click to see larger images):
I love my Tonic Polishes, but most are very complex and so, so difficult to photograph! We recently bought a good camera, but I have yet to figure out all the intricacies of that one so these were taken on my cell-phone and my hands seem to shake more and more each day. Let me know what you think of this mani & I hope to share some better pictures starting real soon!