Today, I am bringing you inspired whimsy. This series will showcase the result of channeling a point of interest into a finished manicure. This look began with my friend David telling me a letter was waiting for me at the coffee shop. I have pen friends abroad and in the US. Most of my personal mail gets sent to the shop lest it be crammed into the old metal mailbox in the hallway of my building. I treasure my letters. I don't fancy them crumpled! In my stationary drawer, I have flora and fauna postcards from the black apple on etsy. I adore her aesthetic.
I chose Zoya America from the La di da collection. I honestly didn't believe this was a true neon until I viewed the pictures. Here, the color leans more towards pink then the retro style red it appears on my nails. I understand why bloggers so often become vexed when photographing neons. I esteem the imagination of readers to handle adjusting the color and amplifying the brightness to a truer form than any camera can capture. I can't even begin to express how glassy this polish is when top coat is added. These photos were taken close to 6:30 p.m. They were shot in sunlight, but nothing compared to the brightness of mid afternoon rays.
The application of this polish was fair and workable. The consistency seemed a little thicker to me than other Zoyas. It wanted to run towards the side of my nails. I had to be feisty with my brush to keep the polish behaving! I am more accustomed to their shimmers, glitters and metallics, which I find easier to apply.
The Konad apples are found on the fruit plate M55. The strip of lace is from M71. It was my first time attempting a design that follows a straight line across. I am pleased with it and I want to try others. I used the Princess polish in Gold Black for stamping. I love this color over red! It's a little more subtle with the gold metallic than special polish in black. That bit of sparkle offsets the red creme finish nicely. Try clicking on the photos to see the shimmer.
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I hope you enjoyed the black apple manicure and had a chance to visit it's place of inspiration.