Thursday, August 16, 2012

31 Day Challenge, day 5: Blue


Blue nails! For this challenge I decided to bring out my stamping tools. The basecolor is Essence Via Airmail! from the Ready For Boarding collection. On top I did a leopard print in black with Konad imageplate M57. Stamping isn't a technique I often reach for because I always think too much about the mess afterwards that I'd have to clean up, especially when I'm using my opaque and therefore hard-to-remove black polish Color Club Where's The Soiree, like in this case. But clean-up actually wasn't that bad this time because I rubbed a bit of greasy handcream on the skin around the nails, making it harder for the polish to stain. :-) Even the pattern transferred okay on the nails! It's definitely not perfect, but that's the nice thing about leopard print: imperfections are hardly noticeable from a distance. ;-) So all in all I was quite pleased with how this mani turned out. I really should do stamped manis more often...

33 comments:

  1. Have you tried Konad special black? Just stamped with it the other day & didn't have any problems with staining. Actually I was able to remove of it (from the cuticles) without any remover, it just flaked off.

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  2. Good idea on the hand cream-- black is the worst to remove, lol! Love that shade of blue!:)

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  3. Love this blue.
    I still haven't perfected the stamping technique, but you do an awesome job!

    Good idea about the lotion!

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  4. wow, you are amazing... :) I'm your big fan! Greetings from Poland:)

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  5. it looks perfect... the color combination is perfect.. :)

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  6. I again recreated the studded V gap
    http://rajani-creativejunction.blogspot.in/2012/08/studded-v-gap-with-black-and-grey.html

    u have an awesome tutorials... :)

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  7. When I see this perfect mani I realize that I have to exercise my stamping skills, love this leopard design!

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  8. Wow I love this! The print with that color is gorgeous.

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  9. I have seen several blue and black manis together, and this might be my favourite. I'm inspired to do something like that soon! I notice you are at pretty much the same place in the challenge as I am--I just posted my blue mani today :)

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  10. I love that shade of blue and the leopard print :)

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  11. love the blue too, how or where do you get the "stamps"?

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  12. Watermark croppage!: http://beautifulxnightmare.tumblr.com/post/30694899067

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