Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gradient Turtle stamping

So tonight I have a mani that means something special to me. First I would like to thank my very good friend Cassandra for gifting me this plate. The plate is part of the Salon Express kit found at several retailers. I saw someone wearing this stamp and had to have I will tell you why ;)

As many if you know, I went on a family vacation recently with my husband & daughter. I won a raffle from a coworker and we were able to go on a 7 Day Caribbean cruise! I keep saying I'll blog about the entire vacation someday, until then I'll just share this story, the highlight of my trip!

Our third port stop was the Isle of Roatan in Honduras. We went scuba diving on the 2nd largest barrier reef...during that dive my husband spied a 2' wild sea turtle scoot between a large arch of rock and coral. Our guide took us over near her, gestured for us to pet her. Then he proceeded to guide her up, she wasn't afraid of any of us! She swam right toward us, right between my husband and I. I reached out and stroked the back of her shell. It was so incredibly magical and amazing. That moment is one of the most amazing to date.

So in honor of that moment I have this gradient. I used the light green, green and blue polishes from the Color Club Take Wing collection. I didn't sponge it, I just brushed the gradient on. I stamped with Essie Good as Gold using SE21.

I hope you enjoy the manicure and the story ;)


  1. I really like the gradient, and your experience sounds amazing! I'd also like to take this opportunity to point out that you have 777 followers ;)

  2. Gorgeous the turtle!!