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Ok, so I am the least outdoorsy person… possibly ever. I am quite happy staying in and seeing the weather from behind my window BUT on the occasions I do leave the house in the spring I love seeing all the birds fluttering around AND cherry blossoms. Just something utterly blissful about the pink petals tumbling down like confetti everywhere. There are a couple of really stunning trees on my walk to the doctors (I have been there are too frequently recently) and they are the inspiration for today’s manicure!
I decided not to go the pastel route as I was desperate to try this neon fuchsia purple from Moyra (which you might remember spotting in my haul). No. 56 is a stunning two coater polish that dries to a glossy squishy finish and transforms depending on what light it is in from bright fuchsia pink to darker purple berry tones. This is not a normal colour choice for me but I adored wearing it and I love the fact that I didn’t have to wear white undies for opacity or to make the colour pop. As with the Vivid Sands I tried, the brush was really nice, a medium width flat brush and the formula was really even – not too thick or too thin. I am beyond impressed. I have also checked and these polishes are 3 Free – mega thumbs up from me. I have been really impressed with these polishes and I know a lot of people aren’t keen on the bottles but they’ve really grown on me and look really pleasing lined up on my little acrylic rack (plus they slot nicely into my drawers in those thinner spaces that fat opi bottles won’t fit).
Using my lovely geisha plate (Suki 07) from MoYou I added some cherry blossom stamping – I love how crisp and clean the images are, a real testament to the quality of the etching on these plates. I was a little worried about the full image plates to begin with that the areas of design wouldn’t be big enough to actually create proper manicures with BUT they are and it is a fun way to have a variety of patterns and also see how potentially they can be combined. For the stamping I used my regular Konad double ended stamper and Moyra Orion (No. 256) which is a lovely holographic pink I will be featuring again later in the week.
I am feeling a bit of panic at the moment as I have just noticed I have used up 1/3 of my HK Topcoat. I know it’s not a mega big deal but I am thinking what if I finish the bottle and it’s all sold out?!? Should I buy a back up now? Do you buy back ups of your favourite polishes/topcoats before you’ve used up the last bottle?
Looking out my window it is a bit of a grey day today but I am still feeling the happy sunny joy of spring anyway – what are your favourite things about the changing seasons?