Today I have a real treat for you! I guest post from Ordinary Misfit! I’ll hand over to her and post my comments after 🙂 I also have a guest post up on her blog today, which you can read by clicking here.
I always feel so intimidated when I am asked to do a guest post for someone. It is such an honour and a privilege and I am always worried I won’t quite be up to scratch. That being said, I couldn’t pass up on a chance to feature here again. So thank you Heather for letting me share something just for you.
I asked for some guidelines as to colour etc and they were fairly straight forward. Pink, silver and lots of hearts. I had this idea for a while and I knew it would be perfect for this post. This is what I came up with.
I started off with two coats of Ice Box – Iva’s Berry Ice on my ring and thumb and Ice Box – Polar Lights on my pinky, middle and index. Once that was completely dry I used my smallest dotting tool and Iva’s Berry Ice to make tiny little hearts in pink over the silver holo. I then used my black striper to turn the pink hearts into leopard print and add a few extra black spots.
I then used Polar Lights and a bigger dotting tool to make the big hearts on top of the pink. I then used my black striper to outline the big hearts and make a little accent spot inside. Topcoat and you’re done.
I chose these colours and designs for a few reasons. For one, I knew pink was Heather’s favourite polish colour (and was also part of the guidelines). I also know she loves holo polishes. We often talk about leopard print as well and she mentions all the time how she really wants to do it again. Of course, she LOVES hearts too. I think this is a combination of all her favourite things.
I wasn’t too happy with the outlines of the bigger hearts and wish that was neater. I also had the hardest time to capture the holo. It wouldn’t pick up in my light box at all (even though I did take photos there) so I had to take photos in the sun. Even then, the holo didn’t seem that strong even though in real life it is a gorgeous strong holo. It really was the first time I have had this problem.
What do you think? Thank you so much for having me and letting me share in your space, Heather. I really hope you like it.
Thanks for reading!
As usual Michelle has completely outdone herself! When I saw what she had done, I immediately knew that she had taken into consideration things that I love and mashed them all together to make an awesome mani! It is always so special how she considers little things like *my* favourite colours and designs I like 🙂 Also…I kind of like how the outlines of the hearts are “rough”. Aren’t our hearts all a little rough from that time that it was broken and we had to put it back together? 😉
Thank you so much Michelle! What a pleasure to have you here 🙂