I am super excited to share this mani with you guys today. As most of you know, I am not the greatest stamper. I recently purchased a Bundle Monster stamper and the necessary extras (basically just plates) but I haven't quite mastered this art just yet.
Stamping basically is applying polish over a small design that is etched on a little round "plate", scraping off the excess polish, dipping your stamper onto the design and pressing it onto the nail. I will have a more in depth post coming up on stamping and I will take pictures of all my gear and show you guys.
Have a lookie loo at my mani and then we will talk polish!
I used Nails Inc. Baker St and Nails Inc. Leather Effect. I really really love both of these polishes! I am not a huge fan of textured polishes such as the Liquid Sand polishes by OPI because the texture kinda kills me and they chip so bad immediately after I put them on. This is probably the 4th time I've worn Leather Effect and it has not chipped at all and I actually really like the texture. Even though it is a textured polish, it's really smooth. I know, it makes no sense. But when you rub your finger along the nail, it's a little bumpy but nothing is sticking up off of the nail. Application is a dream, this polish applies so smooth. It is also very pigmented, I used 2 coats for this and there was no dragging or pulling and the Leather Effect dries super quick. I will definitely be using this edgy polish for many things! If you were on the fence about this one, I highly recommend getting it!
Baker St is certainly a mama slapper! Totally opaque in 2 coats, she is so smooth and vibrant! Easily my favorite cobalt blue, and trust me I have a LOT of them! I love this shade of blue with black polish! Just looking at my nails makes me want to beat the piss out of someone (in the nicest possible way of course).
I used Bundle Monster Stamp #210 to get the look on my first 2 fingers. I used Layla Ceramic Effect Pure Black as my stamping polish. I don't know if this polish would normally work for stamping but because mine is getting low, it has thickened up a bit and worked really well for me.
I don't know if the stamping gods were watching me last night and just felt bad because I am so pathetic at stamping, but for some reason I had a really easy go of it. Or I guess it could be because I am actually getting good at stamping? Naaaah, I'll go with what's behind door number 1 Bob.
I must tell you, I still have this mani on and I really don't want to take it off (but I will because my new KB Shimmers came in the mail, eeeek).
Thanks for reading loves, I'll be back soon with a review on my new KB Shimmers from the Spring Collection! Be prepared....I will be slapping random mama's over these gorgeous girls (and possibly a baby here and there). I damn near killed my husband as I opened the package!
Happy Polishing lovebugs!