I have another Coraline manicure for you today to gear up for the end of the Kit A giveaway on September 4th. A pink Moon looks down from the dark purple sky at Coraline and a little friend stares up at me.
As you can see, I had a creative assistant in the garden today! It was so nice to model with a praying mantis. My friend David also accompanied me, but he left the modeling to the qualified personnel. Together we saw a chubby catbird, a hummingbird, a monarch butterfly, and a variety of thirsty bees. It amazes me all the wildlife that can inhabit a small community garden at the edge of center city.
The base color for my pink Moon manicure is Borghese Carnevale Grape. It's a rich purple with a jelly formula. I applied two coats. Three would have given it perfect opacity in all lighting, but I love the stained glass look of jelly formulas in strong sun. In low light, the purple leans towards almost black, as visible with the rose flower ring. The formula is a pleasure to apply. The trademark Borghese brush features a set of two closely placed brushes, forming one wide surface area for collecting and distributing polish. Painting the color felt decadent. There was so much shine even before I added topcoat. The entire process of adding coats of Carnevale Grape to my nails felt like I was in a sumptuous boudoir setting. I am smitten.
The face of Coraline was stamped from plate C01 using Konad special polish in gold. I tilted the design to position her looking up. The pink Moon rhinestones came from Victoria Nail Supply. See the link at the sidebar.
Happy painting, ladies!