Ok nails, yes nails....so this weekend I decided to get out my arch nemesis (insert *gasp* here), the dreaded stamper and try my hand at it yet again. Whaddya know, all those YouTube videos paid off. Somone didn't fail miserably and crumble into a heap of big stinkin loser crap....nooooo, someone put on their big girl panties and fucking learned to stamp! (By the way, I hate bitches that talk in 3rd person, this insomnia is really a nasty bitch making me go against myself and all.
I pulled out the one stamp I have been dying to use and prayed that I could finally do the combo I have been dreaming of for months....and it worked!! This mani has been on the brain since I got this bastard stamping set, have a look, after all you have waited long enough!
SO GOOD YOU WANNA SLAP YOUR MAMMY!!! Not good as in, "My name's Nicole and I am a bad ass bitch, you all can sniff my butt as I rise to the top", but good as in, "I have been working on this shit for months and I finally got it and now I get to share it with all my lovelies on the blog".
Yeah?? Yeah!!! As soon as my Bundle Monster stamping set arrived, I went through my plates and saw BM Plate 215 and knew this little sass master was the girl for me. I immediately wanted to pair it with red and sparkles and make it matte. And gosh darnit that's just what I did!
My index and middle finger are covered in the gorgeousness that is OPI Liquid Sand in Stay the Night from the recently released Mariah Carey Collection. I didn't think I would like the grittiness of these polishes but I don't mind it too much. I fought the urge to topcoat and left them how they are meant to be. I have all of the LS polishes and this is my fave, even though I think they are all pretty bad ass! I promise I will eventually get those swatches up for you patient and loving followers (sounds so cult like, I dig) of mine.
Thumb and pinky are Layla Softouch Effects in Pure Black. Actually the Layla bottles don't have names on them and I couldn't find a definite answer for my search at 4 am so we are going with pure black for now. Softouch simply is neither glossy nor matte but kind of an in between. It's the coolest finish ever! I didn't use any topcoat for these nails (which killed me) but I didn't want to lose the effect.
Ring finger is Revlon Valentine and, as I stated, before Bundle Monster Plate 215. I did use a matte topcoat on this nail after a coat of Seche Vite (for glossiness and to protect the stamp for dragging).
I hope you guys like this mani as much as I enjoyed creating it! I am so so so excited to be dipping my perfectly manicured toes into the world of stamping. Now that I'm getting the hang of it, the mani's running through my head are probably why I am awake right now at 5:12 am!
Stay tuned for more of these babies!
Happy Polishing kittens!!