Hello, folks, a happy Saturday to you! I posted yesterday and here I am again so soon because time is running out on entering the Creative Shop giveaway this week and I have a mani I love for this week’s prompt of trees. This mani is a tribute to, well not a tree exactly, but to Ents (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m sorry, we cannot be friends; even more so if you don’t know what I’m talking about but know what the Whomping Willow is). On to my manicure:
I instantly fell in love with this image from Creative Shop plate-144 because of the strong yet delicate feel to it.
On my thumb, pinkie and index fingers, I am wearing two coats of the deliciously dark and shifty Tonic Polish Watcher’s Woods. On the other two fingers, I applied two coats of ILNP The Magician to add a bit of sparkly unicorn pee (UP) goodness. Next, I made decals by stamping the image using Maybelline Bold Gold on two stampers and filling in the bark with Watcher’s Woods and the leaves with Tonic Polish Slitherin. I didn’t shrink the image this time so it was tight, even spread across two fingers. Here is a closer look:
And how amazing is Watcher’s Woods? I’m not very drawn towards browns and earthy greens, but this one is so magical! I love the twinkling microglitters in the older Tonics and the shift in colour is so dark and interesting – it goes from a deep plum to brown to green to a dark blue at some angles!
And speaking of shifts, I just love photographing the bottle of The Magician. When it first released, I bought not one, not two, but three bottles of this. I’m ashamed to say I don’t use this quite as much as I should be, but I really love this on bare nails and I can’t bring myself to sell the extra bottles off either. FOMO dictates my life. But, look at that fiery glow!
I also tried a matte top coat over this because I love how The Magician looks matte. Now that the weather is warmer, our beautiful spindle tree was calling out to be showcased alongside my mani.
Will you just look at the shifts in Watcher’s Woods??? Ahhh, Tonic, you kill me!
That’s all for today! Let me know what you think of this mani. Do you think I should be disqualified from the giveaway because an Ent is not a tree? Do you like brown polish? Tell me all, and until my next post (not tomorrow!), toodle-loo!