IT'S THE CLAW!

Ahem.

Good morning, lovely readers...  I don't know where the weekend went!  The end of the semester is really approaching at top speed (yikes!).


Today's nails are inspired by/blatantly copied from Ivana Thinks Pink.  She did a post a while ago with black zebra print stamped over Essence Make it Golden, so when I found a bottle of the same polish in ULTA a few days ago, I knew exactly what nail art to do.  Ivana's original post is HERE, and she even has step-by-step instructions! 


Oh right, I have two hands.  I used a different base color (I've never seen Essence Irreplaceable in the wild where I live) but the general effect turned out more or less the same.  It's funny--I really liked wearing this design!  I usually avoid animal print at all costs, but I'm rather fond of how this one turned out.


I started with my Sinful Colors Basecoat and added two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilty Pleasure.  I hadn't tried this polish before (I bought it for stamping, but it really isn't opaque enough) and it's remarkably wearable and decently opaque.  I added one coat of Essence Make it Golden over the top and waited for the whole thing to dry before stamping with the zebra print from Bundle Monster image plate BM223 and Sinful Colors Black On Black.  I used NYC Grand Central Station as my topcoat.

I think I'll have to try this stamping-over-glitter thing again, it looks quite nifty.