Today I have an awesome guest post from Kat over at Hooked on Polish! Kat is such a sweet heart and I love her blog, but alas, I'm a horrible nail blogger and forget to post comments. Hope she will forgive me :). The other night when I was complaining how uninspired I was and needed guest post assistance, Kat was there, feeling the same way I was! We both were uninspired and burnt out from a challenge. Thankfully though, Kat found some inspiration and came up with this post! Let's see what she came up with!!!!
I'm Kat and I blabber a lot on my blog Hooked On Polish! Alaina and I started blogging pretty much at the same time and we met on twitter a little while after that. Since then, I've gotten to know her and can honestly say she's one of the sweetest people in the blogging world so I was very excited with the prospect of helping her out with this guest post!
I know Alaina's style is usually more freehand nail art but that can get really draining and exhausting (trust me, I've been pretty uninspired after the 31 Day Challenge myself) so I tried to do something still special but with a simpler execution.
I started with a base of OPI Dutch Ya' Just Love OPI and Milani Purple Gleam for my accent nails. On top of that, I layered Essie Stroke of Brilliance and Cover Band Sticks 'N Stones. Then, a layer of Milani Rad Purple and one of Nail Pattern Boldness Boop Oop a Dupe. Gelous, topcoat and I'm done with this beast of a jelly sandwich! :P
My poor camera freaked out with this mani, she had no idea what to focus on and most of the pictures came out blurry, which is good since it made me cut down on the number of pics. I just couldn't capture how much this shimmered, it looks like my nails are lit from within. I also have to say how happy I am that I finally have a Clarins/Fantasy Fire dupe!
What do you all think? Is this something you would try if you're burned out on more complex nail art?
A big thank you to Alaina for having me and I hope you all enjoyed my post!
This jelly sandwich is gorgeous!!!! I'm sure every single one of my readers can agree!!! I have done one jelly sandwich which looked nothing like this! I'm so happy Kat picked this for the guest post because it's something I rarely feature. Plus, purple is my FAVORITE color!!!! I think that's why I love this so much...in conjunction with all the different sized glitters. What does everyone else think?
Kat, thank you so much for the kind words. I am beyond thrilled with this post, and happy you were able to help despite being burned out as well! I swear, you read my mind though with the perfect manicure, especially since it's purple. I always forget we started blogging at the same time, probably because your pictures are more professional looking then mine! You may need to tell me your photographing secrets! Thank you so much for this post....I am truly grateful and hopefully one day will get the pleasure to post on your blog!!!