Saturday, February 23, 2013

Green Thing feat CrowsToes I Make The Path and Leo Dreams of Spring

Hey polished prisoners,

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone had a good week.  It's been hectic on my end but fun! I am a very blessed lady.    I have to keep this in mind when times get tough or I feel like things are spinning out of hand.   Well living the dream and dreaming the dream are certainly two different things lol!  I would be wise to remember that.  Nevertheless I am still blessed.  Blessed in the friends I have and the gifts I have been given.  One friend in particular Lauri of CrowsToes I have been very blessed to make.  I've learned a lot from her sense of humor, and strength and dedication to working hard for herself and her family.  She's a bit of a role model on top of being an amazing soul!  In any case I told her about some types of polishes I was dreaming of and the lovely lady whipped them up for me!  Totally unexpected and totally amazing!  One of which is featured here.

The Leo Dreams of Spring...lol I named it.  It's supposed to be a polish based around my birthday month August.  It features bits of green to represent the peridot birthstone, purples for royalty, and gold cause I likes to bling bling  in a clear base ;)  When I first saw this I just stared at it and stared at it.  Shall I embarrass myself a bit and tell you a secret? I keep my CTs right on a shelf by my bed. They are my absolute favorite brand of polish and the only ones I treat this way (weirdo). Eh but you have to do what makes you happy.  I paired TLDOS with I Make The Path (this is probably undoubtedly one of my favorite CT colors of all time!) for this mani.

Lacquer Lockdown - Crowstoes Custom, CrowsToes I Make the Path, Essie Mojito, Orly Satin Hues Satin Hope, Lilacquer Selkie, Dashica Dash 3, nail art, stamping, gradient nails


Mani-logue (in order of layering)
Base color:  Essie Mojito
Gradient:  Orly Satin Hues Satin Hope
Subtle sheen:  Lilacquer Selkie
Glitter:  CrowsToes I Make The Path and The Leo Dreams of Spring
Stamping polish:  Konad Special Polish in Black
Stamping plate:  Dash 3


Lacquer Lockdown - Crowstoes Custom, CrowsToes I Make the Path, Essie Mojito, Orly Satin Hues Satin Hope, Lilacquer Selkie, Dashica Dash 3, nail art, stamping, gradient nails


So basically this mani is a feast of my favorites!  Y'all know I don't have anything but hype to say when it comes to my Essie's.  Mojito in particular from last spring was like crack to me.  Orly's Satin Hues will always have my undying love and I believe I have finally got them all I'm not even close to getting all of them but I'm still stalking like a mofo.    Lilacquer is a new brand on the blog, but I have adored this brand from the start because of the initial Japanese themed collection - did you know that a Selkie is a mythical sea creature in Japan? Yeah reading way to much manga.  And of course I love my Dashica plates.  The plate I'm using today is from the Dash set I won in the recent like and share FB contest.  I was thrilled and will talk more about these plates later.  And clearly I have already gushed above about CT's.    I know some ladies think that CTs are on the thicker spectrum of things, but I've never had a problem with them nor have I had to thin them down.  Personally I feel handing all polishes, particularly glitters, require a certain lightness of hand in order to not overwhelm your base color unless that's your goal.

Lacquer Lockdown - Crowstoes Custom, CrowsToes I Make the Path, Essie Mojito, Orly Satin Hues Satin Hope, Lilacquer Selkie, Dashica Dash 3, nail art, stamping, gradient nails

 In any case I hope you enjoyed my little mani! You can find CrowsToes in all of their feathered glory either at Llarowe or Overall Beauty.  Lilacquer can also be found on Etsy and finally Dashica plates can be found here.  Happy polishing lacqueristas!

1 comment:

  1. Love your custom and it's right up my alley !! Yay !!

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