First of all, good morning! I NEVER post a mani this early but I have a little time before I have to get ready for work. Second of all, HAPPY FRIDAY 13TH! I didn't even realize it until someone mentioned it to me earlier. I'm obviously not superstitious (or I wouldn't be celebrating) but 13 is my lucky number. Also I just love the stigma other's put on the day as if the coincidence of the number 13 falling on a Friday will change the course of your day in a negative way. It makes me laugh. If I had realized it was today I would have prepared a special Friday the 13th mani for my Facebook page or Instagram, but I didn't. Maybe later.Now that I've rambled on about nothing in regards to this mani or this challenge, we can move on. Today's theme is animal print so I just did a simple Lisa Frank-esque zebra mani. I free-handed the stripes so no judging. For the stripes I just used an L.A.Color Art Deco striper polish in black and I used random motions when I applied them. I could have used a stamp but free-handing is so much more fun and this is a challenge right?
For the base I wanted to do something a little fun and bright (and cliche...lol) so I use one coat of white to make the colors pop then applied one coat of China Glaze I'm With the Lifeguard...the neon green. After that dried I sponged on random spots of pink and neon orange using Orly Oh Cabana Boy and Zoya Paz. After the stripes were dry I put on a matte top coat I bought at Claire's. It's kinda weird because it's not exactly matte. It's definitely not glossy but it's like a wax. I really dig it but not for a matte finish. I think it's really interesting. It also say's anti-chip so we'll see about that.
Have a wonderful day today and don't let some silly number-day of the week combination freak you out. Celebrate it's rarity and bad rep! lol