This is an inaugural post for me! I joined this group about a month ago when it first started called Proud Beauty Bloggers of Color. The concept is pretty simple - it's just many women of a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds that blog about beauty. Now I'm not sure I classify myself as a "beauty" blogger per say, but somehow they invited me along anyway which I thought was really nice. I missed out on the groups first post so I thought I couldn't miss this months theme which was a manicure devoted to the color orange. My regular viewers already know that's like a no-brainer for me since I love orange and own a lot more of the shade than is probably common in my polish collection! And of course I could never just choose one. So here's what I came up with....
I am holding a coral bottle because my camera went insane when I tried holding up my nails and the orange bottle simultaneously :/
Basecoat/Topcoat: Duri Rejuvacote / Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat
Basecolor: Rica Whiteout
Gradient: Sally Hansen Insta Dri Man-go Team and Xtreme Wear Coral Reef and Sun Kissed
Stamping polish: Konad Special Polish in Redhere). One thing I noticed that people will say is that orange is a hard color to pull off. As a woman of color though I'm blessed to be able to wear pretty much any color I want. Lol that's probably why my stash is chock full of neons, yellows, and oranges.
What do you think? I tried to keep this mani very simple compared to some of my more complex nail art and just let the color speak for itself. I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out too! And so here we are my first post for BBC and my ode to orange. I'm actually really more of an orange enthusiast than even you know because I also happen to own an alarming number of orange blushes, lipsticks, and shadows lol. Ah well when you love something it really shows! If you are new to my blog and didn't notice you can find all the products I used for this mani listed right in the Mani-louge (its like a card catalog for nails). Don't forget to also check out all the other beautiful mani's below from my other orange loving mavens ;) Thanks for reading and I'll see you next post...