On the thumb I have the portrait from the cover of her book, and on my other nails I free-handed abstract swoopy designs with a stamped Konad butterfly on my ring finger.
I started with Sinful Colors Snow Me White on my thumb and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime. I hadn't yet been to her shop, so these are the colors I used instead of Sumbody nail polishes.
Next I painted swoops of gold acrylic paint and accented it with white dots of acrylic paint. I also stamped the butterfly from my new Konad stamping kit that my sister gave me for xmas. I used the green Konad special polish for the butterfly. (Thanks Sista!) You can see how I started painting the portrait on my thumb.
Here is the portrait nearly finished before topcoat. I made some minor adjustments to it before I did topcoat.
Here's my right hand with a similar design, but no portrait. It's pretty difficult to do intricate artwork with my non dominant hand. :)
I was not allowed to take pictures inside of the store, but boy is it cool inside! It smells divine. Think of a more hippie-ish version of a LUSH Cosmetics store. Now they do sell nail polish, however, it is not made here. It is distributed by Sumbody in Sebastopol, CA, so I can call it Sonoma County nail polish, but it is not made here. Deborah chooses the colors and the names for the polishes. Sumbody says that these are 3- and camphor-free polishes. They say these are "as natural as nail polish can be." :)
Here's the three polishes I purchased: Mack the Knife, It's My Party, and Specktacular. Mack the Knife is a gorgeous bronze color, It's My Party is bright pinkish-red with holographic sparkles, and Specktacular looks like a dead on dupe of OPI My Private Jet (the non-holo version). These retail for $9.95 each, and if you buy three you get a bottle of their cuticle oil.
This cuticle oil is AWESOME! It has apricot, safflower, and avocado oils, as well as coconut and shea butters. It has a very slight coconut smell, but that dissipates after about 5 minutes. It applies like an oil, but soaks into the skin very quickly, without leaving hands greasy. The cuticle oil retails for $16.95.
Sumbody is having a warehouse sale at the end of March, which I can't wait to attend! Here is a link for those who will be in the area and want to shop like crazy for some amazing body products.
118 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
I love that they have a polish named Mack the Knife! And I hate that I live so far away from it, hahaha. Off to Google-land to see if I can locate a website or something!ReplyDelete
Hey Rach! They have a blog, but it has been under construction for about a week or so. Hopefully it will be back up by Valentine's Day. You should come for a visit and we can go shopping there, ha ha!Delete
If I ever find myself out that way, you're on! :DDelete
Very cool mani, i like the colours :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Soñadora! :)Delete
Super beautiful mani.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sandra! <3Delete
This is so cute, you never cease to amaze me with your talent.ReplyDelete
Awww, thank you Amber! You are so kind to say that. That really makes me feel good, all warm and happy. :DDelete
I love it!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Anutka! I really like how it turned out. :)Delete
Wow! This is awesome!ReplyDelete