So, I scheduled this to post on 3-11, but it didn't work. I was out of town, so I'm sorry that it is late. It says it was published, but it doesn't look like it did. Ugh. Sorry!
If you've been following my blog for a while, you've probably already learned that 311 is my favorite band. Every other year, 311 has an extended concert (60+ songs!!) on "311 Day" - or, March 11th. This year, 311 day has returned to New Orleans and I'm there, baby!
These nails are extremely busy, but that's what I wanted! When I think of New Orleans, I think of Mardi Gras and parties. I hope you don't think they're TOO busy!
I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in #450 'Lickety-Split Lime' as my base. I really love the Insta-Dri's. The brush isn't that great, though.
I sponged on OPI 'Purple With a Purpose' on my middle and pinky fingers. On my ring finger, I sponged on Sinful Colors 'Call You Later'
Index finger: I used Konad m77 in Konad Special Polish Green (beads) and MyOnline Shop Special Polish in Purple and China Glaze 'Passion' (feathers).
Middle finger: I used Konad m77 for the beads, and applied beads/gems over it :)
Ring finger: I stamped the crown from Konad m40, then used a 311 waterslide decal that I created and placed a pink rhinestone on the crown. This was inspired by a tank top that I own.
Pinky finger: Messy Mansion MM06 (fleur-de-lys) using black special stamping polish.. I chose to use the fleur-des-lys because it is the symbol of New Orleans (read here for history on the Fleur de Lys). And of course, the beads and feathers symbolize Mardi Gras :)
My thumb is a Mardi Gras mask with feathers on it. I had to get creative and make my own from various stamps. I used OB40 for the mask (I think it was a butterfly, I just sort of modified the image), and feathers from Konad m77. I saw MoYou London has a plate that is entirely masks. Darn. I wish I had that before this trip!! I glued a gem on , and I normally don't use nail glue for gems but I'm doing my nails a few days before hand and I know they'll fall off before then... I think they'll stay, but you can see where the glue was! :( Maybe I used too much? This is the first time I've ever used nail glue. Ah well. I also sponged some more Sinful Colors 'Call You Later' around the mask because I thought it was a lil' too plain all by it's lonesome. :)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in #450 'Lickety-Split Lime', OPI 'Purple With a Purpose', Sinful Colors 'Call You Later', China Glaze 'Passion'