My grandmother’s uncle recently passed away, a well loved member of our family. I remember him very fondly. He was really a wonderful man. I am not only saying that because he is gone. We used to go to their house on New Year’s Day every year and he would always have a big spread and make everyone feel welcome and keep everyone topped up drinks wise. I also stayed there for a few school holidays with my mother’s cousin who is around the same age as me. I always remember him greeting me with open arms and a ‘There’s my beautiful girl!’. He was also the very first person in my family to accept Rudi after my mother slandered him. It was a turning point in our relationship and for that I will always be grateful to him. Remembering this during his memorial service swept up a ton of emotions. When it came to the memorial service I wanted to wear an appropriate mani. My manis are my art and it is how I express myself. I thought black would be most fitting, considering, but I didn’t just want to wear black. I was considering doing an artistic mani with things representing uncle Dan, but that quickly became overwhelming. I consulted with Ordinary Misfit (as I most often do) and she suggested that I wear a “special black” polish. I really liked the idea.
I decided to dig out my Lubu Heels which I last wore here. I wasn’t super impressed with it the last time I wore it and even considered passing it along. Let us see what happened, shall we? I started off with a base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results. I then painted all my nails with 3 coats of China Glaze Lubu Heels. On my middle nail I added a coat of Sinful Colors Unwrap Me which consists of large red and black glitter hexes in a clear base. On my ring nail I added a red rhinestone from Born Pretty Store. I used my Seche Vite top coat to seal it all in. The result:
Last time I said I was going to layer this over black to avoid grey spots when the light hits it. I have subsequently read reviews where it is said that this takes away from the depth of the glitter, so I opted for 3 coats instead, which definitely resolved the problem. I was also unhappy that I couldn’t see the red glitter much, but I put my bottle upside down for a while before using the polish and felt I got a little bit more glitter out that way. On the nail where I had the rhinestone it really brought out the glitter as well. Lubu Heels has won me over and I’ve decided I’ll rather keep it 🙂
May uncle Dan rest in peace x