I can't believe it took until Thursday for me to finally get this mani posted! I edited the pictures Monday, but have simply been too busy to sit down and write a blog post. Not sure yet whether this week's #WNAC2015 nails will make it to the blog tomorrow or not. I did them last night but not sure if I can get them edited and a post written. They will for sure be on Instagram though, so make sure to look for them!
Today's mani is the look I put together for Mother's Day! My mom loves subtle colors (not sure if she's even done nude nails though - she isn't a big polisher), so I knew she would appreciate this mani. My inspiration was this mani by @sandrasparkles of Instagram. I tweaked the colors a little bit and opted for a textured gold, but I definitely want to give credit where credit is due! One funny thing that Sandra and I have in common is we go to the same dentist! Well, she goes to the dentist I went to when I lived in the Orlando area! Funny how Instagram can create such a small world!
For my mani, I started with Zoya Rue on my thumb, index, and pinkie nails; OPI My Vampire is Buff on my middle nail, and Zoya Tomoko on the my ring finger. I then created a leopard print using Rue and Tomoko on my middle nail, and added the "double dot" using Tomoko as an accent on each of my other nails.
Overall, I love the cohesiveness of this mani! I struggle with skittle nails, because I never know what colors to put together or what designs should go on which nails, but as soon as I saw Sandra's mani I fell in love and knew I had to recreate it! Leopard print isn't something I've done a lot of, but I like to see my skills improving and you definitely can from my previous leopard print manis. My mom and grandmother both loved my nails on Sunday, and I'm glad I was able to spend time with both of them on Mother's Day.