Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Challenge Pink and Purple!

Hi Readers!  Today's Summer Challenge is actually near and dear to me because I decided to honor my two beautiful sisters with the pink and purple theme.  Many of you know I lost a sister to breast cancer almost 3 years ago and my little sister suffers from bi-polar disorder.  We all know pink symbolizes breast cancer but you might not know the Iris is the symbol for mental illness/mental health.  So when I saw pink and purple I knew immediately I needed to do something to honor my beautiful sisters who have and who had to struggle through so much.  This mani today is just my way of recognizing all they've gone through.  My gradient is Zoya Shelby and Mira and Cult Nails Vicious.  I stamped Milani White On using BM321.  My accent finger is a base of MY Zoya namesake, Laurie, using the gradient colors and BM317
To be perfectly honest this was not a gradient I did that I loved until I stamped over it!  I kid you not.  I looked at it and was like meh I am not loving this.  Once I got the hearts over it I fell in love with it LOL!
And let me tell you something Readers, my Zoya namesake Laurie is SO unlike me lol!  Pale pink is the farthest thing from what I am!!

I had originally used Zoya Carly and Rory to stamp the ribbons with on my right hand but I didn't feel it matched the gradient enough.  BUT man do the Zoya Surf collections stamp great!

Here's a picture of the polishes I used and how my sponge looked--it's a bit blurry but I took it at 11:30pm WAY past my bedtime LOL!

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

We're trying a Inlinkz code today!