Monday, May 18, 2015

Indie Coalition For A Cause

Hello! I am very proud to be a member of the Indie Coalition For A Cause. We are a group of independent polish makers and bloggers united to make a difference. Our goal is to hold two fundraisers a year. Each fundraiser will support a different cause. We have decided to raise money for the charity Equality Now for our inaugural fundraiser, which starts today!

Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that government enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls. Their areas of focus include discrimination in law, sexual violence, female genital mutilation and trafficking. The members of the Indie Coalition for a Cause are in full support of this charity as we both envision a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights.

I have contributed a new color called Equal Work Equal Pay. Here is a look at the bottle:

This is a glitter topper in a clear base with lots of small glitter in green, gold, and blue. 

Here's a swatch of Equal Work Equal Pay.

You can enter to win this polish as well as a selection of polishes from other indie makers by making a donation to Equality Now, and then entering a rafflecopter raffle. Here are the details:

Donations are to be made to the ICC fundraiser located here in increments of $5 and those that wish to be included in the raffle drawing may enter the rafflecopter below at the end of this blog post. There are two prize packs for this raffle: one large prize and a second smaller one. At the time of this post, there are still a few polish prizes trickling in, so there will be even more for our generous polish fans!

Here is a look at the two prize packs we are giving away:



Enter to win now by making a donation to Equality Now and then entering your name into the rafflecopter drawing below. Big thanks to Jen of Musings of the Wife of a Jedi for organizing our first fundraiser, and to Melissa of Silly Bee's Chickadees for her great leadership in getting all of us together on this. Thank you for supporting such a great cause and GOOD LUCK!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Eggshell Nails

I wanted to make a delicate nail design that would reflect the gorgeous colors of egg shells. We are so lucky to have lots of farmers markets in Sonoma County selling farm fresh eggs. They are not only beautiful on the outside, they are also gorgeous on the inside, with richly colored yolks.

I painted each nail with a different egg shell hue, then used MoYou London Explorer plate 03 with Konad White. The base colors are OPI A-Taupe the Space Needle, OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh?, Orly Decades of Dysfunction, and Color Club Factory Girl.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fire... BAD!

This challenge was to create nails inspired by a movie. I chose Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.

I used a combination of techniques, including sponging, stamping (Frank and the castle), decals (the Bride), and freehand (the lightning bolts and the highlights on the castle. I think the whole look turned out great!

(I still love Young Frankenstein best!)