Sunday, 1 March 2015

Stamping! St David's Day mani with Pueen SE01B and TarasTalons Holo Sunshine

Well, today is St David's Day and as my husband is Welsh I thought I'd better do a St David's Day mani. After all, the internet will be filled with manis on 17th March for St Patrick's Day.
When I googled I could only find 2 St David's Day manis, I am sure there are more but here is my contribution.
In the past I have gone to some lengths to find daffodils for 1st March, so I decided that's what I'd do for this mani. I scanned all my plates to find a daffodil, and came up with just one suitable image on Pueen SE01B.
I started with a base of Attitue Masking Tape, and then painted 2 fingers and thumb of each hand with 2 coats of TaraTalons Holo Sunshine. As you know, I am not a fan of yellow, but I think now that I am experimenting more and being a bit braver, yellow is creeping out of the helmer more often!
This is quite  a soft yellow but coverage over the creamy base was good with 2 coats. I then added a dash of TarasTalons Spring which is a pale, pretty green holo.
I then stamped the daffodil image on all my nails with A England Camelot, and topcoated them.
The final step was to use the lead light technique to colour in the middle and ring fingers with TarasTalons Holo Sunshine, I coloured a small leafy area with Spring  and I did the centres of the daffs with Kleancolour Holo Orange.
It looked just a touch pale so I added some colour to the centre of the petals with an yellow gold Sharpie and that completed the look.
Despite it being yellow, I am pretty pleased with these and my husband was impressed so that's a major achievement!
St David's Day mani with Pueen SE01B and TarasTalons Holo Sunshine
St David's Day mani
with Pueen SE01B and TarasTalons Holo Sunshine
 St David's Day mani with Pueen SE01B and TarasTalons Holo Sunshine
 St David's Day mani with Pueen SE01B and TarasTalons Holo Sunshine
 St David's Day mani with Pueen SE01B and TarasTalons Holo Sunshine
 St David's Day mani with Pueen SE01B and TarasTalons Holo Sunshine
 St David's Day mani with Pueen SE01B and TarasTalons Holo Sunshine

28 comments:

  1. This looks lovely. I'm not a fan of yellow either, unless it's in a rainbow mani. X

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    1. think I'll manage to wear it for a day :) thank you xx

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  2. This looks pretty. Not like yellow on your face kind :)

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  3. I don't care what you say - this is so totally YOU!

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    1. you think I am a yellow person!!! maybe I'd better wear pink next!

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  4. I'm not big on yellow polish but this mani is absolutely lovely!

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    1. seems lots of people don't like yellow - 2 yellow manis in one week - no more for a year now :)

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  5. This is very pretty! I am not a huge fan of yellow, but in this application it looks wonderful!

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    1. thank you! I wonder who does like yellow :)

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  6. Ive never heard of St David's day but I am part Irish....these are very pretty! And Yellow is weird to me too. I only have 1-2 for nail art.

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    1. I guess for those not living in Britain, Wales is just a tiny place but as a girl guide when I was little we had to know all the saints days for England Ireland Scotland and Wales

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  7. I like yellow! And this looks nice!

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  8. This is so beautiful! I never knew anything about St. David's Day. We are immersed in St. Patrick's day here in the states.

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    1. thank you! In the UK I think we celebrate St Patrick's Day more because it's so big in the US :) but I thought I'd do my bit for Wales

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  9. lovely! I'm not a fan of yellow either, but this is definitely an exception.

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  10. I love yellow! It needs more love. Your mani came out amazing and I think yellow loks good on you!

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    1. thank you! I feel guilty for not loving it more :)

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  11. Very pretty!! I like buttery yellows, tend to stay away from darker ones and mustard colors since they look terrible with my skin tone :P

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    1. thank you! I think I was lucky with this one, and I managed to keep it on for 24 hours!

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