I want to start out with a GIANT “THANK YOU” to all of you Lovely Ladies who voted for me in the Bundle Monster Facebook Contest. I am elated to let you know that thanks to the support you showed, and thanks to the Bundle Monster team, I am one of the lucky 25 WINNERS! I am still bouncing with excitement, and I just want to say thank you!!!! To see the list of the 25 winners and their winning designs, please click HERE.
When I first got into nail stamping (just over one year ago) I only knew of the Konad brand, and loaded up my online cart at WowSoCool.com. The first Konad plate on my wishlist was plate m70 because of the ‘splatter’ design on it!
It was in fact one of the very first designs I tried on this blog in a duochrom/blue combo; you can go back into the archives to see it HERE! (please be kind, that was -after all- one of my very first posts).
As a blogger I try to ‘experiment’ and keep creating new looks (rather than revisiting old designs/shades). While this keeps my thinking wheel spinning, I sometimes don’t get to play with my ‘favourites’ as often as I want to. This plate called loud enough to me this time, and I had pick it up when I got the itch to go Black & White again!
As the base, I opted for two coats of Orly Au Champagne; this is a lovely ultra pearly -with some pinkish shimmer- white polish. Though the shades makes my nails want to break out in a happy dance, they cannot quite do so because this polish JUST WILL NOT dry on me!!! No amount of blowing on the nail, fanning my fingers, or patience seems to help. Even a coat of Seche Vite only sped the process up from not-dry to feel-free-to-sing-”99 bottles of ____ on a wall”! Grrrr how frustrating… but I did wait… and I am glad I did (you can see a post-40minute-wait stamping smudge casualty on my middle finger still!). I did eventually have this polish dry (with another coat of Seche Vite) and I wore this look for four days!!!!
The accent nail is two coats of Chanel Mimosa layered over a Sally Hansen yellow that I used simply to make Mimosa more opaque. I also used Essie Good to Go as a topcoat over Mimosa… this eliminated any/all shrinkage that I normally get when pairing this yellow with Seche Vite.
This manicure was fun and vibrant and probably one of my favorites that I did to date
Do you have a favorite manicure that you did? I would love to see it, so please feel free to share a link
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