• 52 week nail art challenge - 15: Easter

    Hi everyone!

    Of course the 52 week nail art challenge prompt for this week couldn't be anything but Easter. I'm pretty sure lots of bunnies, chicks and eggs will pop up in our feeds but I didn't really feel like doing that. When I think of Easter, I think of the midnight mass my parents used to take us kids to, the silence in the dark church where only a few lamps were turned on, the lighting of the candle, the feeling that something big was going to happen (and staying up late and walking outside in the middle of the night made it even more special). Another thing that I associate with Easter (and Spring in general) is pastel colors, so I combined this in my Easter manicure:

    I started out by painting my thumb, index and cracked-but-patched-up pinky with two thin coats Kinetics No Wi-Fi, a pale lilac creme with a great formula. It isn't a one-coater but it's very opaque, especially for a light color. My other two nails received two thin coats of white OPI Alpine Snow.

    When that dried enough I started making stripes. At first I tried to freehand them but nope, not straight and tidy enough for this perfectionist. So I decided to use Clear Jelly Stamper plate CJS-52 to stamp purple lines using Colour Alike Purple Rain. No Wi-Fi isn't opaque enough to stand out against the white base so I stamped a line with it and used that line as a guide to carefully paint a lilac line with a tiny detail brush. I did the same with the gold lines. I used Catrice Gold Effect 04 Secret Admiration to stamp a guide and traced that with the same polish until I was happy with the result.

    After some touch-ups to the lines, I let my nails dry for quite some time to make sure my top coat wouldn't smudge it and I finished with a coat of Seche Vite.

    The polishes I used:
    OPI Alpine Snow, Kinetics No Wi-Fi, Colour Alike Purple Rain, Catrice Gold Effect 04 Secret Adoration

    I'll keep it short this time:
    Happy Easter, in whatever shape or form you do or don't celebrate it.

    I've hidden a bit of symbolism in the manicure some of which may not be too obvious. The lines are a clear giveaway as they form crosses. But the colors are also Easter related. During the weeks before Easter the color the church uses is purple. For Easter they switch to white. So that's why I picked them for my nails. I could say the gold represents the light of the candles but really, I chose it because I wanted to add some sparkle and I love the combination of purple, white and gold :)


    1. You know that I absolutely love love love this but I also love the symbolism. When I saw the first photos I thought the dark purple makes the perfect cross and then you mentioned it at the bottom. I also love the significance of the colours. I adore this so very much. Great job.

      1. Thanks Michelle! I wasn't sure if I should post this for the Easter prompt but it was inspired by it so I did it anyway. I'm glad you like it :)

    2. Very neatly done and I like the thought you put into it.

      1. Thanks Karen! Your words are very much appreciated :)


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