Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Abstract Art!

Hi Readers!  Saturday night was game night over at my folks condo.  We love playing games as a family and get together to do it often.  Mom made this fantastic beef and pork roast cooked together in the slow cooker and together we whipped up a broccoli and cauliflower salad and then earthquake cake for dessert.  The game we played was Guesstures.  Let me just tell you if you're old and out of shape this is not the game for you readers lol!  ANYWAY while over there I started looking at the metal wall hanging my mom has and I thought "hey I wonder if I could do something like this on a mani?"  I put the thought in the back of mind and then Sarah of Chalkboard Nails came up with a contest and I had to pull that sucker back out!  Look here for her contest and the rules for it. I love Sarah I really do but sometimes I just want to smack her!  Dotting tools are not easy for me at all.  But this is what I came up with readers--what do you think???
I tried to create a dramatic effect of using matte and holographic here.  I used Zoya Verushka and China Glaze He's Going In Circles.
Of course after finishing the mani and taking pictures of it I said "hey I wonder how it looks with topcoat" SO I topcoated it lol!
I really do like it better with topcoat.  I know a matte is made and designed to be matte but the depth and shine you get out of one when you topcoat it is unequaled in my opinion!
Here's a close up--there is just so much sparkle to Verushka with a topcoat!
Here are the polishes and the tools I used for this mani
Which way do you like it better readers matte or with topcoat?  Have you entered Sarah's contest????? I hope you all do!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  1. I love this mani!! It's really pretty! Glad you had fun with your game night! I love games with family and friends ;0)

    1. MariJo we are doing the Wii Olympics on Saturday lol! I hope I don't have to do any swimming events because my Wii people always drown!

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    1. Thanks Carolina! Sarah told me it looked like crop circles lol!