I would love to open this post by saying that spring is in the air, but I don’t think it really is. It’s still kind of cold here, although there has at least been more sunshine lately. Or maybe spring really is in the air, but I can’t tell because I’m a Floridian in northern England. 😛
Either way, there was a spring mani contest going on over at the Rainbow Connection Facebook fan page (RC Junkies) a few days ago, and I thought I’d try my hand at it. My first thought was to do something with ALIQUID Lacquer Hipster Doofus, since I’ve been wanting to use it for a while now. I thought I’d pair it with a pink creme and a metallic silver (I even had them on my nails already), but then I read the fine print and noticed that I had to use at least one polish that I had bought from Rainbow Connection. Unfortunately, I only had one ‘spring’ color at the time. Fortunately, that happened to be Smitten Polish Whiskey in the Jar, which actually matched up with Hipster Doofus pretty well.
So I ended up putting Whiskey in the Jar over OPI My Signature is DC, and to make the pink holo too I put a coat of ILNP Paige over OPI Suzi Nails New Orleans. Then I added dots over both. And to add a bit more of a spring touch I stamped a flower from Uber Chic plate 1-02 to my middle finger.
The overall effect is prettier than I expected. I knew with almost certainty that I was not going to win the contest (at the very least because I only used an RC polish on my pinky), but I don’t really care because I’m really happy with how this looks. Hipster Doofus is as gorgeous on my nails as I hoped it would be, and look at how clean that flower is! It is easily the best stamping I have ever done (not that I’ve done a lot). I ended up wearing this for three days before taking it off!