My baby girl celebrated her first birthday last weekend. It was a Hello Kitty themed party so of course I had to do Hello Kitty nails to complete my outfit (which basically was a hot pink HK tshirt). You know I am not huge into nail art so this was my take on the theme. Thankfully I had HK nail decals to make life easier. I was up until 3 am the night before the party preparing everything. I can't imagine how much longer I would have been awake trying to draw a HK face or bow. Jeesh…I don't know how some of you ladies do it - I'm looking at you Jackie from Adventures in Acetone - seriously! Look at her post with a hand drawn Ariel! Jealous over here!
Anyhoodle…here is my easy way of doing a theme! I used 2 coats of Zoya Rory. Rory came out with the Summer Surf Collection and it's a really beautiful pink. I have used it before in a Zoya combo mani here, but I liked it even more as a full mani on it's own. It's a light pink foil-esque finish. There is a slight undertone of purple to me…maybe mauve or fuschia? I can't pinpoint it, but there is definitley a purple tone to the pink. Rory was almost a one coater, but I held my hand up and could see the light shining through my tips. That bugs me so I did a second coat! The formula was perfection. I love everything about Rory. But I do remember it being a tad stain-y. Oh well.
I topped Rory with 2 coats of Elevation Polish Daisen. Daisen was just released with the store opening this month. Shut the front door….Daisen is gorgeous! It's a light pink-clear base with the most amazing round glitters I have ever seen. When have you seen circle glitters…EVER?? I know I haven't and Elevation has a couple of polishes with these great glitters! Daisen is full of small and large round glitters in light pink, dark pink and copper. There is also an irridescent micro-glitter to give it that extra bling effect. It's gorgeous. I used 2 coats and had zero issues with getting a good assortment of glitter out of the bottle. The glitter lay very smooth and flush with my nails.
I used a coat of gelous to smooth everything out (it didn't need it, it's just starting to be habit when I use glitter) then placed a HK nail decal on my ring fingers. Topped it all off with a layer of topcoat. Done! What do you think?? Have you used nail decals before?