Such an appropriate theme for this week! And while that wasn’t our thought when we planned this challenge (rainbow is one of the themes from the 31-day challenged Becca and I used as a template), this little bit of serendipity makes me smile. Hooray for another step for equality! If only the Voter Protection Act decision had been equally on target. *sigh*
Okay, back to nails.
First of all, I broke the nail on my middle finger popping the gas tank on my car. Sadly, I then tried to clip my other nails down so it didn’t look completely stupid, and went a little too far. So now I have nubs. Awesome. I originally planned to do this mani with stripes, but decided not to fiddle with laying striping tape on my poor short nails.
I started with a base of OPI’s My Vampire is Buff, that perfect vanilla base. I then added dots in rainbow colors, moving from light to dark across the nail. The full list is
- OPI – St. Petersburgundy (dark red)
- Julep – Jackie (bright red)
- OPI – A Roll in the Hauge (darker orange)
- Zoya – Arizona (orange)
- Julep – Abbie (yellow)
- Zoya – Josie (green)
- Julep – Dianna (seafoam)
- Squarehue – Ocean Drive (light blue)
- essie – Bikini So Teeny (blue)
- essie – Butler, Please (bright blue)
- China Glaze – First Mate (navy)
- Julep – Viola (dark purple)
You can see the full array, plus my blotting napkins and mixing palette (a CVS receipt with a strip of duct tape on it).
I really like how this came out! Also, I finally figured out some of the settings on my camera, so hopefully I’ll be able to take clearer, more color-correct photos now.
Next week: USA! Becca’s manis will eventually be up at Fishay Fishay.