Wow I really wrecked that challenge didn't I? Honestly, I was so inspired by other projects that I just didn't have it in me to put out a flag manicure. I even have an idea (hint: it has nothing to do with an actual flag), but I am easily distracted >.<
First, I created 2 new frankens. Tree Frog and a yet-to-be-named hot pink.
The pinky and ring finger have three coats of Tree Frog by itself. The first and middle finger have TF over Innocent by Sinful Colors.
It came out a little sheer, but really it didn't need to be layered. This is a combination of yellow and bright green. It's a lot more to look at in person!
I created the hot pink because I couldn't believe I didn't already own a hot pink. I was basically mortified and immediately corrected the situation. I only mixed old red and white polish together, so I don't feel it's really mine to name... The purple I used in the gradient is the amazing Gothic Lolita by China Glaze. Screw the haters, I threw some of O.P.I's Black Shatter on there too. And those are totally rhinestones that lasted oh..umm... a few hours. That was my fault, though, because I didn't cover them with top coat. Question: How do you keep rhinestones on without applying top coat? I ask because when I apply a topcoat it seems to make them look...weird. I hope you all enjoyed these frankens and art as much as I enjoyed creating them!
Second (there was a 'first', remember?), Cult Nails chose me to do some art for their website! I nearly died when I saw the e-mail! I have never been chosen based on talent for ANYTHING like this before, and I am basically beside myself with glee. They're going to send me a Cult Nails nail art package, and I'll whip up (read: agonize over obtaining perfect) nail designs. SO EXCITED!
Thanks for reading!