My blogging friends and I had so much fun with Holo Day that we decided to start doing more themed group mani days! I hope you enjoy them! In honor of the The Queen of England's Diamond Jubilee (60-year anniversary) we decided to do British-themed manis and use polishes that are made in England. How amazing is it that Queen Elizabeth has been reigning for 60 years?! Pretty darn amazing.
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a love for England. I think it is gorgeous and I love British accents. LOL I have never had the chance to travel there but hope to someday. Needless to say I was very excited about today's theme!
For my polish I decided to use the British-based Illamasqua. I have had Baptiste for months now and it has just been sitting in my untrieds. SHAME ON ME. Since Queen Elizabeth's favorite color is purple (or so I've heard LOL) and it is a very rich, royal color I thought this was the perfect occasion to finally wear it! I am so glad I did, it is stunning! It's a rich dark purple but has a pink shimmer that really sets it apart from other purples. I had a hard time capturing that but you can see it in my sunlight photos. Just keep in mind that it is better in person!
I wanted to add some glitz to it and make it fancy and classy at the same time. I decided to sponge some glitter onto my tips and add a crown stamp on my ring finger as an accent nail. I am really happy with how it turned out! I used Orly Tiara (how fitting haha) on my tips and Pure Ice Silver Mercedes for the stamping.
All photos were taken outside. Some were taken in the sun and some in the shade.
What do you think of my Jubilee celebration mani? Make sure to check out the links to all the other awesome bloggers below! They will be added throughout the day so make sure to check back later for new posts.There are some amazing posts coming your way!