I was thinking a bit about this quote from the Red Queen from Through the Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There:
It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
There is no running in the garden, unless you are a rabbit. The Queen will have to find some other form of amusement. This she did, as you will see.
I began the Red Queen manicure with Color Club's Red Velvet from the Untamed Luxury Collection. Using Art of Seduction, I created a red glitter gradient. I placed a hollow black heart from the Boudoir Collection on each tip. I really loved how the black polish with red glitter enhanced the look of the gradient.
Let us give the sun a queenly farewell...
We will need to wait for about a half hour for this cloud mass to move across the sun. I hope you brought a book to pass the time.
I painted three coats of Red Velvet for opacity. This black jelly polish with red glitter is a good standard. When working with thin coats, it applies easily and dries quickly.
Color Club Art of Seduction is from the Glitter Vixen Collection. All of the polishes in this line are fantastic for gradient manicures. You can read a tutorial about doing glitter gradients using Orly Smudge Fixer in an earlier post. If you decide to apply a gem or heart to the tip, I would recommend going over the upper edge with glitter after doing the gradation. This will create a more opaque backdrop.
I hope you enjoyed the visit with The Red Queen.
Color Club Red Velvet was sent to me for review. The Untamed Luxury Collection can be purchased at victoriasnailsupply.com. The Boudoir Collection was provided for my consideration. It is available for purchase at enailsupply.com. Would you like a chance to win both the Boudoir Collection and Technicolor Doll nail art kits? Stop by the Art Club: Black, White and Bold Giveaway to enter.
Happy painting, ladies!