Monthly Manicure Giveaway | January's Results
We mentioned at the beginning of "the month" that we were going to start celebrating the art in our community more with some fun giveaways. We just finished our very first one, and it was pretty amazing! Let's check out the entries!
Let's go in alphabetical order because it really is the best order.
I had my first successful stamping effort this week and I love it!
"Not necessarily mythology related, but definitely Greek culture related! Used BKL Until It Is Done (Rewind July 2022) and Whatcha Phenomena In The Air (August 2021) as the accent."
I used Lacquer is in the Air “Fish Ponies” from August 2022 and used stamping plate from Lantern & Wren “Where You Lead I Will Follow” from March 2022 polish pickup
"Name is Hades, Lord of the Dead. Hi, how ya doin' ?"
Had to go with one of my favorite (Greek) Disney villains for this inspiration! Blue flames created with Phoenix's Poppies? BLUE POPPIES over Cirque Memento Mori
This is so fun!! My submission is Narcissus gazing into a pond and falling in love with his reflection. Ppu products are Vibrant Vinyls Double Bond base coat and base color Dreamland Lacquer Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator (both from Oct22). I'm in love with this polish. I'll be stalking around for a backup bottle
I haven't managed to do my own nails yet, but my nugget wanted a manicure. We've been reading the D'aulaires book of Greek myths and just read Medusa, where she was described as having bronze scales growing down her neck.
I used Patty Lopes - My Little Place (Nov 22 PPU) for my mani. It’s inspired by Artemis, goddess of the hunt. I also used HTB’s Mystic Charm stamping plate and Lantern and Wren’s Layers of Nature stamping plate (I think I got it from PPU?). I also used GLL’s Lake Superior Shenanigans for the moon.
Here’s mine:Hades, the King of the Underworld and God of the dead.
Base polish- BKL Perchta PPU Nov '22; Index- Lightning for Zeus (HtB Spun Gold); Middle- Grapes for Dionysus (BKL As Above So Below & HtB Slitherin Serpentine PPU Jan '21); Ring- Laurel Wreath (HtB Slitherin Serpentine PPU Jan '21); Pinky- Red thread that Ariadne gave to Theseus so he could find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth (WFL Perhaps a Christmas Gourd PPU Nov '22)
Inspired by the Goddess Athena. I used Saki Cosmetics Beige Aesthetics from December 2022’s, PPU.
Inspired by Icarus and his melting wings. Stamping polish is Hit the Bottle ‘Colliding of the Realms’ from Sept 2020 PPU
A very refreshing manicure after a month of dark holiday colors. It makes me think of bright pink bougainvillea that grow all over Greece. I'm in love ! Featuring Dec. 22 PPU, Penelope Luz - A Rose for You and Nov. 22 PPU, R&P Jewelry - Gold Fill Hammered Ring.
I was inspired by the Exekias Achilles and Ajax amphora and tried to imitate the colors and motif at the top. I used Poetry Cowgirl I Left My Heart in Arizona and Black Dahlia Lacquer Peel off base coat.
And our lucky winner Kit T!
Here is my manicure. It's inspired by Medusa and the PPU polish I used for this is Towards The Light by Polished for Days (from PPU 9/2022)
All of us at PPU were blown away by the skill our community displayed this month. I can only imagine that things will get better from here...and I can't wait!
Stay tuned to the PPU Blog for next month's contest!