Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GG Challenge Day 7: Raspberry Butterflies

Today's Girly Girl Challenge was "Sugar, spice and everything nice", and I definitely took on the sugary side..
This mani was inspired by the Lacquistry's Raspberry Toffee polish. It's a sheer pink base with tiny gold, silver, and baby pink glitter, plus some gorgeous fuchsia and gold hex glitters. There might be a lot more to it, but I can't possibly go to the Lacquistry Etsy shop to see the official description. I just wouldn't close the window without buying anything...
I created this also to get to use a polish I recently hauled from a clearance. It seems Catrice is making room for their new colours, and they had a bucketload on sale for 1,99e. One of the polishes I knew I HAD to get was Catrice Sand Francisco. Not for the colour (sheer yellow, sand-ish, golden shimmer), but for the name. Get it? SAND Francisco? I feel just a bit silly buying polishes just because of what the marketing departments have written on them, but who cares.
I thought of various layering options for raspberry toffee from baby blue to black, but ended up maximizing the toffee-effect with a taupe base. I used two coats of OPI A-Taupe the Space Needle (the "why do you have to buy a poo coloured polish?" -polish), and for the ring finger two coats of Catrice Sand Francisco. On the pinky, middle finger and thumb I added a coat (or a round of dabbing..) of Raspberry Toffee.

 On the pointer and ring fingers I needed to stamp something girly, so I chose the butterfly image from BM 205. (Or are those bows? I'd vote on butterflies..) For the stamping I tried out different pink cremes and shimmers, but they weren't working well with the larger stamped areas this pattern has. So I resorted to the foil finish that can handle any pattern, and picked up Color Club Hot Like Lava.
To accentuate, I slapped on some golden glitter pieces on the ring finger, and that was it. And here are the polishes.
 Now let's check the sugar/spice ratio of the other participating bloggers..
Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog
Ashley of Follow The Yellow Polish Road
Stephanie of A Little Polish
Kelly of Devilish Polish
Jodi of Captivating Claws
Danielle of Polish. Glitter. Rock & Roll!
Elly of Polishable
Olivia of Unprofessional Nails
Kate of This Charming Kate
Bethany of  A Plethora of Nails
Lizzy of The Do It Yourself Lady
Johanna of Neues vom Kellerkind 
Amanda of Nox Nails

Ashley of Smashley Sparkles
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch 
Emily of The Lacquerologist 
Jess of LuvMyLacquer
Tressa of O' Natur Nail 
ChiChi of I'm just me...ChiChi 
Amanda of Berry Polished 
Robin, Erin, and Anna of Polished Cousins


  1. Awesome combo of colors you have going on here. Love the"raspberry butterflies" theme, I think you hit the nail on the head with this one!

    1. Nail on the head :D :D I like the combo, too! And thank you for commenting!!!

  2. I have an award for you at

    1. Thank you! That was sweet! I'll write the post right away!

  3. This is beautiful! LOVE the stamping! <3

  4. Yummm this totally reminds me of raspberry toffee, now I want some! I love the golden glitter on the accent fingers, great entry to Rejoice's accent nail contest! Good luck!

    1. Thank you for commenting! That was sweet!! And thank you for being my newest follower! :)