Hi everyone! For the past several weeks, I have been reading The Mortal Instruments series. (And now I can't believe I have to wait until May for the newest and final installment.) I really wanted to do a mani that was inspired by the books! I still haven't had a chance to see the movie yet, mainly because I avoid movie theaters for, well, way too many reasons to list.
Part of this mani is a teaser preview! Two of the shades I used are part of the upcoming Scofflaw Nail Varnish Winter 2014 Collection, which releases in January!!
I started off with two coats of Scofflaw Nail Varnish Ruff Tuff Creampuff on my index and pinky fingers, and two coats of OPI Skull & Glossbones on my middle and ring fingers. I followed with one coat of SV. I am so mad for Ruff Tuff Creampuff! It has this really delicate peach shimmer that looks so gorgeous when the light hits it!!
I added one coat of Scofflaw Nail Varnish Happy Little Tree over Ruff Tuff Creampuff, and followed with one coat of SV. Okay, how freaking awesome are those glitters?! I'm definitely in love with this one!
Using a porous sponge, I created a subtle gradient on my middle and ring fingers with OPI Skull & Glossbones and OPI Stranger Tides. I followed with one coat of SV. It's so awesome how great these two cremes work together, since they're from the same collection and color palette..
I immediately thought of the run symbols from The Mortal Instruments as soon as I saw this Messy Mansion Lily Anna 08 stamping plate, so I paired it with Konad Special Black. I followed with one coat of SV.
I liked this mani glossy, but I thought it would have more depth if it were mattified, so I added one coat of OPI Matte Top Coat. *thud*
I love the matte look for this so much!!
I am so crazy about how well all of these polishes worked together!
I hope you enjoyed today's mani as much as I do! Happy Painting!
Stamping Plate: Messy Mansion Lily Anna 08