Hello & welcome! A whole month of 2017 already passed and I wanted to try something new, at least as far as the blog goes, so let's dive in.
If you've seen some of my Tonic Polish posts, you may recognize Slitherin' here - it had its own post in October (see here), Since I was doing some Harry Potter inspired nail art not too long ago, I put this one together as well.
Plates: hehe 27; CICI & SISI Halloween 04
This one's outside of my norm, as there's no stamping here, but I was excited to try something new! I learned that there is such a thing as gel paint and you can cure it and rub in pigments (like all those chrome ones!) and it seems a bit easier than trying to do the design with foil.
I've seen the snake/reptile scale tutorials on YouTube and finally got to try it for myself - this is the painted and cured stage. I got the gel paint for less than a $1 on Aliexpress!
And after I added gold, I used some clear gel polish to fill in the scales to add some dimension and a 3D feel. The gel all kind of pooled together, but I don't mind. I'm not one to use gel a lot so my standard for working with it is pretty low, haha.
And yup, it's another Tonic Polish! This time it's - I seriously cannot believe how beautiful it is, I wore this mani for a whole week! This polish has its own post here.
And the last one if this gorgeous garden of succulents. Or I guess they can be roses/flowers. but the original intent is definitely succulents!! I bet you're shaking your head thinking "Another Tonic bottle??"...haha, yes! If you own any, you know how beautiful they are! I just can't put them down!
Plate: UR Beautiful 13 (it's an Aliexpress knockoff of Uber Chic -Succulents)
Polishes: Tonic Polish - Light of Lyra, Slitherin', Luminescent, Incandescent, Poison Rose, Alchemy, Sophia and a random green creme, and BornPretty Store -Black
*Edited to add: it looks like the knock off plates may not be sold anymore - I checked my order history and that plate is no longer available, however, the original is on UberChic site
That's it for my little miscellaneous collection! I realized that my little blog just turned 3 years old this January...but please don't go looking for my first posts, I cringe at the though! I don't blog as much as I would like to, and I don't make yearly resolutions or set goals for myself. I just want to continue enjoying nail polish and nail art and share it here! Maybe this misc type of post can be a little "happy birthday" gift to myself - knowing I don't have to worry too much about making full posts and do more nail art just for fun!