Graduation Nails: IU Crimson & Cream

My cousin Shawna is graduating from Indiana University with her Ph.D.!!  Woot woot!  I’m so proud of her!  She’s worked long and hard to get here and we’re going to celebrate all weekend long.  I did my nails in IU colors, crimson and cream, for the occasion.

For the sparkly crimson nails I used a base of Gelish Red-y For the Festival and topped it with two coats of Gelish Trends Life of the Party (very suiting names).  The cream nails have four (yes 4!) coats of Gelish Snow BunnyGelish Need a Tan would have been perfect for this, but I lent it to my mom.  Doh!  Snow Bunny is off-white, so I made due even though it was very thin and streaky which is why I ended up with four coats.

I stamped the designs onto my nails using Bundle Monster holiday plate BM-H23, which is a stamping plate with graduation designs.  This was my first time trying a multi-colored stamp… it was pretty easy!  For the roses I used CND Vinylux Scarlet Letter (press sample) and a generic green stamping polish with no name.  And the image with the graduation cap and “CONGRATS” was stamped on using Konad black.

Time to celebrate! Crimson and Cream Graduation NailsSnow Bunny looks white, but when you see it against a white bottle you can tell it’s a little off-white. Crimson and Cream Graduation NailsAnd here’s a shot of the layered stamps on my thumb. Crimson and Cream Graduation Nails

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4 Responses

  1. Katharine in Brussels says:

    Congrats to Shawna, and what an awesome cousin you are! I graduated from IU too. Small world :)

  2. prinza says:

    love this blog:) pls post more often and you should do youtube videos!

  3. Jolien says:

    this is great :D