So sorry about the indoor flash photos. Here on the East coast, it's been heavy rain and cloudy skies for days. We are experiencing the remnants of hurricane what's-it's-name.
I've had a couple of fauxnad manis before this one, but they were aweful- not very post worthy. Part of my problem is the need to be original. When I saw someone on my blog-roll use the stamp I had been prepared to use, I went ahead and did something else.
For the base of this mani, I used a brand of polish I never heard of before. Doing a search on it brought up a few posts, but no swatches or reviews. It's called Freshcover and is big 3 free.Bloggers have posted that they found this brand at Costco. I found mine at a beauty supply store for $6.99. The color is Black Gold, however, there is nothing gold about it! It's a neutral black cherry- go figure! The formula was a bit sticky. Because I tend to "push" color around before I start my stroking, it worked fine for me.
Base- Freshcover Black Gold
Fauxnad plates H23 & H30
Cherry blossom stamped with Sally Hansen Chrome Burmese Ruby
Crane stamped with Sally Hansen Copper Chrome
I added pink holo hex-es from Love My Nails Pretty in Pink to the blossom tree (I wished these were a bit smaller)
1 coat Seche