Thursday, July 19, 2012

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . .

Hi Readers!  I got a few polishes recently and wanted to use them in a mani.  I stopped in at Sally's and picked up the only color from the China Glaze Safari collection, Exotic Encounters AND my Butter London order arrived in which Knees Up, Bluey, and Branwen's Feather were in there.  Looking at Bluey and Exotic Encounters together I knew I could do something with them.  I debated on whether or not I should gradient AGAIN and decided--yes, yes I AM going to gradient again.  I hauled out on of my fave--okay it IS my fave China Glaze, For Audrey,and a gradient was born.

I love how much is missing from my bottle of For Audrey, because it means she is well loved!

She goes great with Exotic Encounters too!

Let's add Bluey to the mix to see what we come up with!
Bluey can be a bit greeny when stamp with him over teal lol!
And you know when I saw these colors together my mine immediately went to Mermaid Mani BUT I held myself back so just because it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck doesn't always mean it's going to be a duck!!! LOL!
I really do love the richness of Bluey but it was not as opaque as I thought it would be.  I'll be using him again a few times I'm sure!  I know he'll be a fabulous gradient partner to someone!!
Hopefully my ding dang pinkie which broke this weekend will be grown out by then so he looks even better or a full size finger nail LOL!

Here's a picture of the polishes I used and my sponge. 
I stamped with Bluey using MASH-41.

Were you surprised I held off doing another mermaid tail???? I am lol!  I love how this turned out though!  You can never have too many animal print mani's I think!

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


  1. Those colors do go great together... good eye to pair them up!

    1. Tone on Tone is some of my favorite stuff!

  2. I LOVE For Audrey...It's resting on my tips as we speak..errr...type. She is a beauty. The animal print manis look great by the way.

    1. Thanks so much! I couldn't stop staring at my nails today!

  3. Quack quack! lol! This is a little duck saying hello and also telling he enjoys a LOT this manicure and doesn't care if it is another gradient! lol Quack quack! This is the little duck saying goodbye and kisses! Quack quack!