Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Lily - Color Club Revealed

I just got acrylics for the very first time and I'm really self-conscious about them. They're awesome because now my nails don't break and they're super hard. My cuticle line is odd though and not perfectly smooth. I guess that's what I get for going to a student to get my nails done really cheap lol. When I take this mani off maybe I'll try buffing them more. It's kind of hard!

This was my Easter manicure with a pretty lily and tips from my new Bundle Monster plates. I tried and tried using the actual tip stamps, but I actually found using part of a full nail design worked better. Since I had done my base color the night before and it was super dry, I could just rub off the stamp that wasn't in the right place. Do that next time you stamp, it's so much easier and less stressfull when you mess up!

Color Club Revealed is a pinky coral creme with a hint of coral shimmer. Sadly the shimmer doesn't translate to the nail very well, but even without it the color is very pretty. This is two coats and it's fully opaque.

For this manicure I used Color Club Revealed for my base color. To paint the Lily I first used Stride Rite White to make the six petals. I let Color Club Get a Clue melt into the middle of each petal to add some light pink. Then I took a toothpick and added lines of Zoya Areej down the center of each petal. Areej was also used for the dots, and the tips on my other nails. Pure Ice Excuse Me made the center of the flower with China Glaze Peachy Keen for the stamens.

What did you do for Easter? I live 8-10 hours away from any family, I don't have kids, and my boyfriend is on deployment, so Easter was a little rough for me this year. My friend Amber invited me to come to family dinner with her, her super cute daughter Judy, and some another friend of ours. It was really nice :). My family is English, so for Easter I made a traditional English Easter Simnal cake. It's a fruit cake with marzipan in the middle, marzipan on top, 11 marzipan balls to symbolize the apostles (Judas was a baddy so he doesn't count lol), and a nest made from a chocolate flake bar with mini-eggs and little chickies in it :D. I love it! Isn't it cute?


  1. Pretty! I think they look nice but the one time I got mine done I HATED them! Then after hearing Amber's horror story I am pretty certain I will never get mine done again LOL

  2. Aww thanks ladies! I will say they make my polish last and last and last.....Like woah!

  3. Wow you free-handed the Lily? I thought it was a decal, it's amazing!

  4. I so did! I love doing free hand!! That makes me feel good that you thought it was a decal :P.

  5. Whoa gorgeous lily! Looks great. I don't know if I could ever take that on haha

  6. The most important thing is a teeney tiny brush! The smallest ones I have still aren't small enough for me lol. Just practice! I would love to do tutorials for things like this if you think it would help. Let me know what you'd like to see!


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