Today's prompt for the #clairestelle8challenge over on Instagram is "Holi", the Festival of Colors. I had heard of Holi before doing this prompt, and have always enjoyed seeing the pictures of people covered in colorful powders (as is the tradition here, because it's typically not warm enough to use colored waters). But, I didn't really know what it was about so it was fun to do some research to learn more about it. One of the main themes in the celebration is forgiveness and strengthening relationships, so I decided to add a "love" theme for a focal point in my mani.
I started off with a base of the "Lavender Soap" polish, and simply added splashes of color using a very fun MoYou London stamping plate from the "Artist" collection.
I chose my colors based off of a picture of different colored powders that were set to be used for a Holi celebration. It was fun to work with such a bright and colorful palette!
Here's a look at the "splat" plate, from MoYou London's Artist Collection. This plate is so much fun to play with. I broke it out once before to create splashes of water for a fish mani, but I've been dying to use it with different colors of polishes.
For my ring finger, I used this plate from MoYou London's Festive collection. I actually bought this plate after Valentine's Day because I just fell in love with the fun designs and I figured I'd find a way to use it even if it wasn't February. I stamped with BMC's "Straight up Black" polish, which is very highly pigmented so it gives a nice saturated look.