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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ASBMF #4: April Showers


Hello!

First let me say that in doubt of anything, Google is your best friend to look for answers. Day 4 of the ASBMF challenge is "April showers" and I had no idea what it meant. After researching, I learned that it is a time of year when it rains and I quickly looked some images online for inspiration. I found this beautiful image and wanted a mani that reflects it. Let me know what you think about it!



My inspiration
Image property of Tidbits of Wisdom

I started with 2 coats of Julep Leah, an intriguing mint green with light green shimmer. It is my favorite Julep polish, I have no color like this in my collection :-)

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I then layered 1 coat of Sally Hansen Glass slippers, a top coat with transparent flakies. I could have stopped here :-) I love how discreet the flakies are with a light base. But nope, I added more lol

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I wanted some kind of depth to my mani, so I added 1 coat of Kleancolor Green with envy. It is a green jelly base with green hex glitters. It did the work in bringing me closer to my inspiration pic!

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I added another coat of SH Glass slippers for more depth.

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The last touch is one coat of Essie Matte about you, a top coat that gives a matte finish to any polish !

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I'm really proud of this in the way that I was somewhat close to my original idea. Thanks for reading!
Go have a look at those manis it's so fun !

22 comments:

  1. I just got Leah last week, definitely a unique color! Love your take on this!

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    1. thanks! I love the color so much I'm determined to find a dupe lol

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  2. This is beautiful! I think you hit it right on the head with April Showers!

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  3. So pretty! I keep wanting to buy glass slipper but I can't find it! My name has an h on the end though and my blog is Polished Prisms with an s lol sorry I'm ocd

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    1. Oops sorry lol Corrections made :)

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    2. Thanks Karine! Your mani makes me want to skip all the others :P

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    3. I'm going to wait for you :) I did until day 7 lol

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  4. Oh this is gorgeous! I love it matted, especially.

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    1. Thanks! me too! I had to try the matte glitter effect lol

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  5. The saying it's from is, "April showers bring May flowers." I was going to say it's a childhood nursery rhyme, but then I actually wondered where it came from, and since I'm horribly curious, I actually took the time to look it up. Apparently, it came from a gentleman named Thomas Tusser, who assembles a collection of writings he called A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry in 1557. In the section of April Husbandry he wrote:

    Sweet April showers
    Do spring May flowers.

    I had no idea it was *that* old! I figured it was probably something out of the Farmer's Almanac, but that's only since Benjamin Franklin's time. :)

    Now that we've all learned our historical trivia for the day, I've just got to say that your mani reproduced the raindrops on leaves look SO very well! It's gorgeous! Great job!

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    1. Oh wow it is amazing how far this saying goes in time! Well I'm less ignorant today thank you!! A 100 good points of husbandry I'm going to google this i'm curious now lol

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  6. I am in love with these colors.

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  7. That's a really gorgeous mani. The Julep is indeed unique. Interesting how the color changed so much through all the layering xD

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    1. oh yeah its like 3-4 different manis in one lol

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  8. This is super beautiful. I've tagged you in an award post on my blog xx

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