Hello my sweeties!
Welcome to the fourth appointment in the "Winter Garden" challenge organized by the lovely Francine from The Beauty case blog. Today's prompt is "giardino d'inverno" and has been proposed by Sara, so I went with a pretty matte butterfly design.

For this mani I used a rather particular nail polish. This is Manhattan #10C, which is clear base loaded with lilac shimmer, which gives the impression of being a lilac base in certain angles, with magenta and purple roung glitter (here you can see a glossy swatch by Christine layered over a gorgeous purple). Formula and consistency are quite good, except for the slow drying time. Once dried it has a satiny finish, which I think is due to the lilac shimmer.

I applied three coats of Manhattan 10C (without "undies") and waited for it to dry. Then using a black nail art pen I draw the lines for the butterfly wings on my middle and ring fingernails and added some thinner lines and tiny silver dots using a nail polish liner. I finally added a coat of Essie matte about you to give a total matte look to the manicure.

I quite like the final result, I think while the butterfly is Spring inspiring, the colours used have the "cold" feeling the Winter garden would suggest. What do you think about it?
Don't forget to go check all the lovely participants! I'm sure you'll find many interesting manicures :)


*Banner edited by Gold Francine and Alice Biffi. Original picture source here.