A little place to keep track of my obsession. I am a stay at home mom who lives in a small town. So whats a girl to do, but her nails!! So I'll be posting my attempts at stamping, hauls, and anything else I find interesting.
As a base I used Orly Black Vinyl and CG Cheers to You.
Next using MJ plates IV, VI, and KC in black I added the witch and the hat's. For the spider web and barb-wire I used Sugar Bubbles plate 001. I used Cheers to You to stamp, and I am really happy how well it stamped over the black.
I was at Marshall's this past week looking for some StriVectin and came across all kinds of goodies. I was proud of myself for only picking up some moisturizer and walking away from the polish. I get in line to pay and what do they have there but essie, China Glaze, and some $OPI. I was so close!! Anyway I came home with essie, we're in it together.
This is from the 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection. It's a light pink polish with subtle blue shimmer.
Application was a little streaky at first but better with the second coat.
I added a glitter gradient using China Glaze Hello Gorgeous!
Part of my anniversary present consisted of MoYou plates. For some reason the company split in half but they both kept the name. One handles the round plates and the other the bigger rectangle plates. I ordered from both.
I went ahead and participated in a group buy for the round plates. As part of a group buy the prices went from $7.65 to $2.90. How could I pass that up. Something to keep in mind the full nail images run on the small side. Here is what I ordered.
Here is a quick swatch over YSL Gris Underground. Note to self: Never swatch at 2 in the morning!
Pinkie is a Saran wrap base using acrylic paint.
Next using a coupon code that was passed around to the Facebook group Adventures in Stamping, I ordered from MoYou London.(here) They've released some great original plates, but I went with the more traditional ones. The plates are around $8
Some quick swatches over Tom Ford Black Sugar.
Both sets work great. I love all the detail in the designs. I did have some issues using the X-large squishy stamper with these. But the Fab ur Nails stamper worked great. I think because it's a little firmer, it allows it to pick up the thinner lines and details.