Something a little different today. This mani came from a conversation with Beth, and originally, I was going to do a whole mani of things growing in the soil, as a reminder that that's where a lot of food comes from. Eventually I ran out of ideas, so this became instead an homage to the carrot!
This is definitely a mani of 2 halves. First we have the nail art part, with the carrot peaking through the soil, and then painted on the ring and pinkie fingers.
carrot - Essie Orange It's Obvious
soil - China Glaze Call of the Wild
On all of these fingers, the carrots are outlined and "soiled" with a brown Sharpie pen and the head of the carrot is a green Sharpie pen. So thumb, so good, but I am really pissed that I got smearing on the other 2 fingers, which kind of makes them look out of focus. Le sigh.
The other 2 fingers feature a MoYou stamping plate - Festive 13 - and some leadlighting, featuring 2 Powder Perfect stained glass polishes. I mixed Medieval (red) and Illuminate (yellow) to create my carrot colour.
The base on all the nails is Elevation Polish Walk a Little Farther, a beautiful soft blue which stood up to multiple swipes of acetone as I kept removing layers of mistakes!
Overall, I really like this one, and the mix of styles, and especially the thumb!