I chose Avon 30 second speed dry ‘sprightly mint’ polish as a base coat and then stamped, yes, stamped the scaley pattern on each of my nails.
Now all of you brilliant stampers will wonder what the fuss is about, but if you know about me and my lack of stamping skills, then you will know that me doing each nail FIRST TIME is a huge achievement for me!!
When I had stamped I then used a coat of Rimmel’s Matte pro wear top coat to mattify my nails. I love this mani, because of my stamping victory, yippee! :)
Hi all! I went shopping today and invested in some of Sally Hansen’s Nail Nutrition and Save the Nail ‘bridge the ridge’ amongst other polishes!
I was excited to try my new Barry M ‘Lychee’ and Avon ‘Smoky Plumes’ so I incorporated the two into one mani!
I quite liked it, but I wanted to add something more. So I got my stamping gear out. Bad idea! I’m just not good at stamping! I find it so hard to transfer my image from the plate to the stamper and so it takes me lots of attempts just to transfer. And then there is the task of putting it in the correct place on my nail. Aargh! After what seemed like a million tries and an episode of Grey’s Anatomy later, I managed to transfer 2 images on to each ring finger. Yes. Just. Two. Then I promptly ruined my middle finger, just to add to my frustration!
After my stamping catastrophe I decided to use glequins for my index finger which was so speedy to apply after my stamping episode! All in all, this honeycomb effect took about 10 minutes for both nails.
I like the end result, even though the overall mani took about 3 hours and made me mad. Aargh!