(Indoor Compact Florescent lighting)
Good morning, lovely readers!  Today I have a manicure that I like in concept, but am not totally satisfied with in execution.  I think the grey and the pink I used are just slightly too close, and one needs to be darker and the other lighter for this design to really stand out.  But hey.

 (Indoor Compact Florescent lighting)
I'm messing around with new possibilities for watermarks for my pictures.  What do you think?  What's the most artistic/least distracting way to watermark?
I'm also playing blog catch up... I've been painting my nails, photographing them, and not sitting down to edit and write because I have other photos to edit (ahem) and other things to write (I'm looking at you, Fall Semester).  Anyway, I have some guest nails, a skittles manicure, and some straight-up swatches of new acquisitions coming up for you just as soon as I can sit down and get some blogging done.


The technical stuff:  For this design, I used my standard Sinful Colors Basecoat, followed by 2 coats of Pure Ice Kiss Me Here.  Looking at the pictures, I guess that wasn't quite opaque, but in person it looked fine.  I stamped it with Milani Hot Orchid, a great pink metallic, and BM214 from the second generation set of Bundle Monster Image Plates.  I placed the first stamp randomly and tried to make a tiled pattern on each nail, which was easier in theory than in application.  I topped it off with a layer of Revlon's Quick Dry Top Coat.  I think I'll have to try this design again with other colors... for me, these two added up to a resounding "meh."