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Hi everyone! Long time, no see. I've been taking a break from blogging for a bit because I was very stressed out with stuff in my life and blogging was stressing me out even more! My husband pretty much insisted that I needed to put it down for a bit and take a break, and I did just that. Even though I was pretty stubborn for months about doing it, in the end he was right and it's given me a chance to recharge. I'm probably going to shake things up a bit going forward and try to get back to my roots by incorporating more nail art and pulling oldies from my collection to share more often. I have several different collections to share with you that are long overdue over the next week, but today I'm going to start with a link-up with some of my favorite ladies from Paint All the Nails!
Our theme this week is Animal Print, and I went really cliche for a summer animal print design, but it was bright and colorful so I don't even care! I started off with a base of Cirque Hatch and let it dry completely. Then I stamped on a both zebra and leopard designs using a beautiful plate from hehe, plate 076 which has 4 animal print designs and a floral design on it. For the stamping design, I used the fantastic neons from the Pipe Dream Polish A Night in Vegas Collection and I dabbed 2 colors on each time for gradient stamped look. Neon animal print has been done a million times before, but it always makes for happy nails and this time was no different! I thought using Hatch really added some interest with the speckles in the background vs just stamping over a plain white.
Be sure to check out what the other ladies did for their designs! I can't wait to see (and I'm sure they were more creative than me!