How are ya?! Are you ready to travel again? Today's voyage takes us all to Russia!
I've been to Russia a few times, but the most memorable time was a few years ago when I went to climb Mt. Elbrus. My friend and I stopped at Moscow for a day and after the climb we went to St. Petersburg. I remember being amazed by all the beautiful architecture of these cities. Today's mani is based on one of the Pokrovsky Cathedral which stands in Red Square in Moscow. Ever since I remember I've always wanted to see it with my own eyes, and finally I did!! I included my inspirational picture at the very end of my post.
I used a few different polishes for this manicure. My index and middle fingers are painted with OPI "Midnight In Moscow", a gorgeous, vampy dark dark burgundy filled with all kinds of red shimmer. Two coats for opacity. I love it!!
My ring fingernail was covered with 2 coats of OPI "Jade Is the New Black". As the name indicates, it's a dusty jade green creme. It's definitely the type of green I'm not afraid of wearing!!
Finally, I painted my pinky nail with 2 coats of OPI "GoldenEye", gold sparkly flakes of perfect formula!
I proceeded with stamping to achieve the look of the Cathedral. I used Konad White and Mash-45 design for the zigzag pattern on my middle finger. Then I used Color Club "Harp On It" and the design from RA-106 for the vertical 'waves' of one of the domes. I also sponged my index finger with some "GoldenEye" for an extra bling. Check it out:
One of the souvenirs I brought back from Moscow was a replica of a Faberge egg that Russia is so known for. And since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought that the Egg would make a perfect object for me to pose with!!
What do you all think? Hindsight 20-20, I probably should have painted my middle finger white and then stamped over it with a dark red. Here is the original picture I based my mani on:
I hope you all enjoyed today's visit to Russia!! Don't forget to check out what other participants of the challenge came up with!!