Thursday, August 11, 2016

Anniversary mani

Hello Readers!

Since today is my 9th wedding anniversary, I decided to make a celebratory mani. For such a simple manicure, this ended up being a massive struggle, but somehow I ended up liking the end result, for the most part.

Part of the reason I struggled so much is because it turns out that Sinful Colors "Angelick" from the Kylie Jenner collection (which I used as my base) is kind of a slow-drying polish, and it requires 3 coats to become opaque. I ended up ruining my pinky about 3 times just from smudging it on my other fingers while I was trying to stamp my other nails. Because yes, I am impatient. 

Then I had some trouble with the image I was using, because it is such a delicate image. I had trouble actually getting it onto my nails before the nail polish dried on my stamper.  

The rhinestones on my middle finger are actually salvaged from an earring had in my jewelry box for the last 15 years and never wore. I used wire cutters to cut off the post and voila! A nail charm. It has a little bend to it so I was trying to curve it so it would kind of go along my cuticle... it didn't curve so easily but I kind of like it anyway. 

So there it is: through much toil and frustration I ended up with something kind of nice. Is that a metaphor for marriage or something? Nah, marriage is better than "kind of nice", especially on your anniversary. ;)

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this, and happy polishing!
-The Midnight Stamper


  1. Happy 9th wedding anniversary :)
    I love the manicure. Its simple yet elegant.Loved how you used your old earring as nail accessories I used to do that all the time :D

    1. Thank you! That's funny that we had the same idea. So many earrings are just the perfect size...