Good morning! Just a quick nail post today, but I'm hoping/praying that one or some of my February boxes arrive today and I will be able to post them later. I hardly ever wear red nail polish, but for some reason I just felt like it yesterday. I am calling these my "cherry pop" nails because I keep thinking of cherry soda when I look at them. It reminds me of that Savage Garden song from 1997 (seriously, that's when it was released, I looked it up) that said "just like a chick-a cherry cola." I always loved that song. :) My camera refused to take a focused picture of this in natural light, so unfortunately I had to use the flash. The color in the picture is pretty true to life though, just a tad brighter.
For this mani, I started out with two coats of OPI The Thrill of Brazil on each nail except my ring finger. I've had this color forever, but it's the perfect cherry red. It has a cool undertone to it, which I prefer to warmer reds. I've been really into crème polishes lately, not sure why. I painted two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On on my ring finger. I let that dry for a few minutes and then painted a coat of Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond on my ring finger and half of my thumb diagonally. After letting the glitter dry for a minute, I decided to try out my new brushes and dotting tools that I just ordered from Bundle Monster. I had been wanting to get some dotting tools, and that price was just amazing. I started by using a striping brush to paint the two sets of cherry stems with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Going Green. I added the leaves using a detail brush. I added the cherries on my ring finger using a large dotting tool. I painted the details on the leaves and cherries using White On with a detail brush. The white cherries on my thumb are two heart-shaped rhinestones, also from Bundle Monster. I topped it off with one coat of Seche Vite, although it probably could have used two. Anyway, I thought this turned out pretty cute! I won't leave it on for too long, but it was fun trying out my new brushes and dotting tools. Until next time beauties...