I love Alice in Wonderland. No, I LOVE it really. You know how you carry some things all through your life, like if your mom bought you a Pooh bear as a kid and to this day it’s still on a shelf somewhere? My house is genuinely part Wonderland — between all the paintings, sculptures, accessories, kitchenware and stuffed junk, Lewis Carroll has laid his hand heavily in my world. Mostly the Cheshire Cat. Ok, 90% Cheshire Cat. He’s the best.
And I’ll tell ya, this mani was a long time coming — as are others of the same theme I’m sure, but this one I really wanted to push myself to do this week (since coming back from hiatus I’ve got a noticeable case of shaky-hands and I figured the only way to get myself to focus in and give a crap about detail is to do something I adore). This was all acrylic (with some minor black touchups using a Migi pen between topcoats) and I’m actually pretty happy with it. I started losing gas somewhere between the ring and pinky fingers — because this manicure was all done between midnight and dawn under a craft lamp dontchaknow (high-five to my fellow insomniacs) — but there are only a few places where I got annoyed so I feel like that’s a win. :)