Friday, September 14, 2012

31 Days: Day 14 - Those Aren’t Pinks

Apparently ‘pink’ is derived from pale red pinks (i.e. dianthus), who’d have thunk. The flowers I painted today are pink, but certainly not pinks. Here’s a flowery mani:

This is what I used today:

  • essie rock solid
  • Manhattan Styleproofed 08S Grasshopper Cocktail (from the Blogger LE)
  • Seche Vite
  • acrylic paint
  • essie good to go

I started by applying two coats of rock solid, two of Grasshopper Cocktail and some Seche Vite.

Grasshopper Cocktail. Wait, Grasshopper Cocktail? I probably wouldn’t drink that without asking about the ingredients. Anyhow, this is a muted warm green, I’d say a rich asparagus green, maybe? The pigmentation is good, two coats are perfect.
I found the formula to be excellent, Grasshopper Cocktail was smooth and very even. It spread and levelled well. No problems whatsoever. The brush is flat, on the narrow side and the tip is straight.

This is Grasshopper Cocktail in two coats with top coat (only this photo has been corrected a bit):

Later I grabbed some acrylic paint and squiggled on some branches. Then I added little leaves and pink/white flowers with yellow centres. A bit of good to go and I was finished.

I always find it hard to paint branches, they usually turn out way to regular and symmetrical, not nice. Hence the squiggling. *g*


Saskia said...

Cuteee !!

cucumpear said...

I'm glad you like it, Saskia!

Lady said...

very cute, I love the base polish =)

cucumpear said...

Thank you, Lady! I love that green, too. ;-)

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