Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day 2: Autism Awareness & Loaded Lacquer Pomegranate Sandwich

The first theme of Nail Art March if Autism Awareness.  For this manicure I started with three thin coats of Iceberg by B Squared Lacquers.  This blue polish is unbelievably stunning.  I love the different sized pieces of glitter that catch the light.  B Squared Lacquers is a fantastic brand that never lets me down, and Iceberg is definitely one of my favorite shades.  I finished with a coat of HK Girl Top Coat and on my accent nails I stamped an image from plate BM 319 using an Essie metallic shade.

Macro of B Squared Lacquers Iceberg with stamping accent

I have literally been obsessed with stamping as of late.  I think that it is becoming quite apparent in my posts and on my IG feed.  So, I am sorry if you are sick of stamping, I am not and am still having quite a love affair with it.

For this mani I decided to make a jelly sandwich using Loaded Lacquer Pomegranate and A Rhyming Dictionary Ohio.  To make a jelly sandwich, start with two thin layers of a jelly base color.  In the case, I used Loaded Lacquer Pomegranate.  Then paint a layer of glitter coat, A Rhyming Dictionary Ohio in this case, followed by the fourth layer which is jelly polish.  You can either matte jelly sandwiches, or like I did in this manicure, top with a top coat.  I exclusively use HK Girl Top Coat because I love the formula.  For my accent nails, I used Layla Mercury Holo and stamped an image from plate BM20.  The small round, blue studs I bought from eBay.

Bottle shot of Loaded Lacquer Pomegranate

Macro shot of Jelly sandwich.  I love making jelly sandwiches because it gives me a chance to use glitter toppers I may not have used as much otherwise.  Ohio is one of those glitter toppers, that I don't know why, I just love.  It is a very patriotic themed glitter polish, but I think the different shapes are what really make me adore this polish.

Second macro shot of jelly sandwich

Macro of Layla Mercury with stamping accent.

I am so excited about the rest of the prompts for this month's challenge.  I definitely think it is going to be more of a challenge than last month, which I almost did not complete, because every year for Easter I go out of town with my boyfriend's family.

Do any of you beauties have family traditions for Easter?  Growing up, I never celebrated Easter, but being older, celebrating it now, is definitely really cool.  I love being able to see my boyfriend's family every year and have an amazing weekend spending time with them.  Let me know what you beauties do for Easter!!  Have a beautiful week.

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