February Amethyst Nails

kimmi1115

February Amethyst Nails

After giving my nails a break, for the most part, I did some nail art!  It feels like it has been forever since I've played with my polishes after cutting them down to work on reshaping and whatnot.  The weather is still ticking off my cuticles, though.  

 

Anyway, a while back, I believe it was PrettyinPa who said it would be neat to do some sort of design for each month's birthstone.  I think she said that when I shared my November nail art.  Well, I decided to go with that idea.  It was hard to capture the true shade of the purple, though.

 

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It's also my second attempt at the Half Moon manicure. The top two photos are my left hand which has 28 rhinestones.  Since I didn't have enough of the light purple rhinestones left, I had to use a darker purple for my right hand.  My right hand has 27 of them.  I used the Essie Grow Faster for Normal Nails as my base coat, China Glaze in Grape Juice, and Cina Top Coat and Bonder.  To apply the rhinestones, I used the It's So Easy Nails Picker Upper tool.

 

Back in January, I did try the Half Moon Manicure for the Garnet stone, but I wasn't too happy with how it came out.  So, I took a picture of the best nail and shared it on Instagram and Facebook.  Here it is:

 

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I think the shades I used were China Glaze in Merry Berry and the red Sally Hansen Gem Crush polish.  I can't remember the name of it, but it came in a 4 piece mini set. 

prettyinpa

Re: February Amethyst Nails

I love both of your birthstone nail arts!  You really captured the essence of the month's color, I love the richness of the garnet and the fun-ness of the amethyst. I always have a hard time finding just the right color in purple, it's always too dark and muddy or so translucent that it looks more like a shimmer than a color.

Great job!  Such fun!

kimmi1115

Re: February Amethyst Nails

Thank you for the idea of it!  :smileyhappy:  

beautytester

Re: February Amethyst Nails

Purrrrrrrty......I timk my fave tho is still the red satin/matte finish one that reminds me of film noir. =D

kimmi1115

Re: February Amethyst Nails

Thanks!  And that manicure is probably one of my top favorites.  I was amazed at the satin look from the matte topcoat because I wasn't expecting it to come out like that.

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