Hello Lacquer Luvers! I have some fun & exciting news to share with you guys =) Yesterday I was inspired by my childhood to do a manicure based on one of my absolute favorite cartoons/characters, Strawberry Shortcake! I was on Instagram (username: luvmylacquer) and one of my lovely followers there made mention of other awesome 80s cartoons. It got me brainstorming and that is why this week on LuvMyLacquer it's 80's BABY MANI WEEK!! If you were a child of the 80s I'm sure you will recognize some of the things I've got planned. If you aren't, I hope you like my mani's anyway, lol!
Above is a photo tutorial for how I got my design. I hope you guys like these. I tried to come up with something different, bring a little freshness to LuvMyLacquer. I began my mani with a base of Essie Grow Faster. Then began my marbling.
I didn't use a base color for this marble. I just went for it. The colors I used are all by Bettina. The light pink is Giacinto, the creamy white is Marshmallow, the magenta is 187 & the green is Ortensia. I don't have a red that spreads well in the water so I opted for 187. I think it worked well for this Strawberry Shortcake manicure. I topped my nails off with a coat of Color Club top coat.
I adore this mani. It made me think of so many fantastic memories like my Strawberry Shortcake dolls, the banana seat bicycle that I had with the red streamers hanging on the handle bars, watching this cartoon at my Grandma's with my cousins and sister. Lots of great things came from that era and I'm happy to remember it. I hope you guys are looking forward to what I have planned this week. I think it will be lots of fun! Let me know what your favorite cartoons or characters were from the 80s. Perhaps you'll inspire a manicure for the week =) As always, I hope you all liked this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo!