Friday, June 12, 2015

Beautiful Dreamer

I have a sentimental post for you today.  This mani is dedicated to a nail friend of mine in honor of her beautiful angel named Rowan.  Please read on for more pics and info about this mani.

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Purple Angel Mani

As a parent, I can't even imagine that there is anything worse than losing a child.  Yet many parents are faced with that tragedy.  My heart goes out to all of them, whether they carried them for a short time in their bodies, or they were able to carry them in their arms.  This mani is for a very special baby girl named Rowan who unfortunately never got to meet her wonderful parents.  BeautifulDreamer, my thoughts are with you as the first year passes since Rowan's birth date.  Huge hugs, you darling woman.

L-R: Qtica, OPI Nail Envy, LynB Designs I Am Beyond Impropriety, MPolish Bronze, MPolish Dancing in the Streets, KBShimmer Clearly On Top
LynB Designs was a gift.  All other polish purchased by me.
I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.

In honor of Rowan, a group of us in the nail community are painting our nails purple.  I used LynB Designs I Am Beyond Impropriety as my base color.  This gorgeous polish was gifted to me in a polish swap by a nail friend.  It is a medium dusty purple with gold flakies that dance in the light, which you can see in my bottle shot macro below.


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Macro of LynB Designs I Am Beyond Impropriety, under Ottlite in lightbox

I Am Beyond Impropriety has a fabulous formula; it applied wonderfully in two easy coats without flooding or pooling in my cuticles.  It dries to a smooth, shiny finish.  I used one coat of KBShimmer quick dry topcoat over I Am Beyond Impropriety to prepare for stamping on top.

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LynB Designs I Am Beyond Impropriety, two coats with topcoat

LynB Designs I Am Beyond Impropriety, under Ottlite in lightbox

I chose my MoYou London Artist plate 10 for my stamping images.  For crisp images I used MPolish Dancing in the Streets and Bronze for two-tone stamping.  I used my Creative Shop stamper as well.  The stamping in these photos below make the color appear little cooler/blue-toned than they actually are.  The photos above of I Am Beyond Impropriety are most color accurate.  In case you can't make out my images, my index finger is an angel kissing another angel or a mother kissing a child in this case, and spread across the rest of my nails is an image of an angel with bronze wings sleeping.

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MoYou London Artist 10 plate and MPolish Bronze and Dancing in the Streets

I took macro photos to show the detail of the image and the beauty of the sleeping angel.


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Mother kissing child on the cheek

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Sleeping Angel from MoYou London Artist plate 10

Please send kind thoughts and well wishes to my nail friend, Beautiful Dreamer, on June 12th as we all celebrate Rowan.  Thank you!!

33 comments:

  1. My thoughts are with you beautifuldreameršŸ’œšŸ’œ

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  2. Beautiful mani and beautiful tribute to your friend, BeautifulDreamer. <3

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    1. Thank you! I loved being a part of this collaboration for our friend.

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  3. A beautiful mani for the cause x

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    1. Thank you! The other manis by our friends were equally as beautiful. I wish I could have linked them all.

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  4. A beautiful mani for the cause x

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  5. A beautiful mani for the cause x

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  6. Such a pretty pretty mani for your friend. Just beautiful xx

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    1. Thank you! I was touched by how the rest of our friends' manis turned out as well. I wish I could link them all.

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  7. That purple is to die for. Georgous stamp over it !

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    1. Thank you, Schette! I appreciate the kind words.

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  8. Dancer, this is so beautiful! I love the images you chose. You can feel the love in this mani. <3 to you BeautifulDreamer.

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    1. Thank you, Swizz! I wish I could have linked the rest of the BHB manis. They were all so gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! I was thankful to be a part of this collaboration for our friend.

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  10. This is just beautiful Dancer. I love how you pulled this together.

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    1. Thank you so much, Pish. I would have loved to include all of the BHB manis in this post too. They were all stunning.

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  11. I love it, it is gorgeous and I think it is a lovely way to remember Rowan.

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    1. Thanks, Jen. It was very touching to go through the tag and see all of the beautiful purple manis in remembrance of Rowan.

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  12. This is so whimsical and full of love. A beautiful way to honor Rowan.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate your kind words. =)

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  13. Lovely!!! I super love the colors and design that you have used here. You really nailed it!!!

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  14. Such a beautiful tribute! the stamping is just perfection.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment. =)

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  15. So sad..but a very lovely tribute in mani form <3

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    1. Thank you, Manna. It was a bit emotionally overwhelming, but such a beautiful outcome for the collaboration.

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  16. Lovely indeed! Love the color used and design as well. Great job!!

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    1. Thank you very much! I appreciate your kind comments. =)

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