SHANA TOVA!!!

Happy New Year to all my Jewish readers! (and happy, wonderful weekend to everyone else ;-) Since today is the new year's day in the Jewish calendar I decided to do a mani with the symbols of the holiday: Honey, Apple, Pomegranate and some more honey.
Alter Ego $ Store Diva
I wanted my nails to have a base that looks like honey. It wasn't easy but eventually I found a nail polish that looks pretty much like honey. This is Alter Ego - $ Store Diva. This is an orange leaning gold shimmer polish that is just so rich and interesting and very very beautiful. Formula is great and I had no issues while applying. Basically two coats are enough for full opacity but I did notice some little spots where I added a 3rd coat.
Alter Ego $ Store Diva

Alter Ego $ Store Diva
2-3 coats of $ Store Diva with no top.

Alter Ego $ Store Diva
2-3 coats of $ Store Diva with no top.

Alter Ego $ Store Diva
2-3 coats of $ Store Diva and 1 coat of Essence Gel-Look top coat.
Alter Ego $ Store Diva
2-3 coats of $ Store Diva and 1 coat of Essence Gel-Look top coat
I drew everything on my nails using acrylic paints. And while I'm pretty happy with 4 of the drawings, I consider my index's art - a complete fail. That was suppose to be a honey drop, But it didn't quite work... Oh well, at least I did manage to draw the little jar with that special tool to take honey with, A couple of Pomegranate on my pinky, an apple on my ring and a slice of apple on my middle finger's nail.
Alter Ego $ Store Diva

Alter Ego $ Store Diva

Alter Ego $ Store Diva

Alter Ego $ Store Diva

Alter Ego $ Store Diva
So these are my Rosh-Hashana nails. I hope you liked them! 
Happy happy new years to you, take care and have fun - and try not to each too much ;-)

10 comments :

Marinka Charles said...

First of all . . let me start by saying this polish color is absolutely stunning and gorgeous! And Happy New yr to your Jewish readers, it's so funny how everyone operates! Pretty amazing I must admit. And the thumb nail design is pretty neat! Loves it.

cynthia decker said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for using Alter Ego, I am honored you think it is good enough to use as your base! Your mani is fabulous-even the one you're not so happy with-and your photos are superb!

Julie Vernie said...

Happy New Year to you and to all of those who will celebrate it now!
The orange polish is amazing and your drawings are cute - I particularly love the apple slice and the honey jar.
May this year be sweet as honey :-*

thebubblybrunette said...

Gorgeous color :)

Criminal Nails said...

$ Store Diva is amazing! Just like raw honey, from my side of the screen! And I love your manicure, you freehanded everything so well! Too bad, your index finger is clearly a honey drop, but it gets confused with the background... However, the whole manicure still looks amazing ^^ Happy new year!

she.is.the.one said...

sweet :)

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rockbeach meme said...

You did a fab job here! It's so glowing and juicy!

Raggio di Luna said...

Alter Ego - $ Store Diva looks very rich! :-) Beautiful drawings! Happy Jewish New Year!

bright eyes said...

I actually think your honey drop is amazing, I was wondering how you did it? It looks like a nice wet drop of honey. I want to do something similar but have been trying to figure out how.

Jin Jit said...

Thank you so much!
The drop is a slight heavier coat of my base polish in the shape of a drop, and then I emphasized it's contour with a darker brown and drew some catch-lights with white.
Very simple :)

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