A Sweet New Year!
Tonight is the start of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana! To all those celebrating, I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a sweet, happy, healthy New Year. Happy 5774 everybody!
I decided to recreate my Rosh Hashana nails from last year! I have to say, last year’s nails were… well, let’s just say that this has been a year of learning and growth! It’s a little crazy to look back – my skills have improved so much, and even my photography has improved. Nail photography is a very specific skill, indeed! I used to use my phone and take pictures under the bright florescent lights in the kitchen, against the white fridge as a backdrop!
And I was SOOOO proud of those horrendous nails! I was so excited and felt like I really rocked these! Looking back, I can only shudder at my dry and icky cuticles. I also edited the design this year, realizing that though drippy nails are super cool, the yellow felt out of place. So, I have apples, pomegranates, and honeycomb glitter Apples and honey are traditionally eaten on Rosh Hashana because they are so sweet, and pomegranates are a symbol of fertility and the yearly cycle.
For this manicure, I started with my Sally Hansen Double Duty base coat, followed by two coats of OPI Glints of Glinda (OBSESSED). Then I used Essie She’s Pampered for both the apples and the pomegranates, which I painted using a fine detailing brush. The leaves were painted with Essie Going Incognito, and I used a tiny smidgeon of Revlon Dominate (my only brown nail polish! It’s so lonely, all alone amidst the rest of my stash) to paint the little apple stem. Finally, I used a toothpick to individually place the glitter honeycomb. The whole shebang is topped off with several thick layers of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. In my old posts, I didn’t say what polish I used, so I just started fresh and picked what I thought would suit the manicure.
It’s so funny to look back at my old posts. I am so proud of all the learning I’ve done this year, and how much I’ve improved! This blog is still a work in progress, of course. In fact, I am still puttering around with watermarks and all that. How do you like these? I think it’s more subtle!
I hope that this year will bring many more celebrations, more opportunities for learning, good health, new friends, and adventure. And of course, more nail polish!
Happy New Year, friends!