Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stamping: Glossy & Gold

Berry and Gold Manicure

Gold and Berry Manicure

Berry and Gold Manicure

Gold and Berry Manicure

Materials Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Go Glossy
1 Coat Color Club Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

1 Day of Wear

Bundlemonster Plate BM-208
Bongo Diva 'Til Dawn
Spoiled Champange Siren
1 Coat Seche Vite

I'm not really sure what my reasoning ever was for NOT purchasing stamping plates... Intimidation, perhaps? So glad I took the 31 Day Challenge and got over it! This is just one of 38 new plates I ordered as part of my last hoorah before my No Buy. Totally loving how this turned out!

As a disclaimer, this is my first experience stamping with a bundlemonster plate, and my 3rd time stamping overall. I read a lot of reviews about bundlemonster plates, so I was pretty confident when ordering. I used the two angular mosaic designs on plate BM-208 for my manicure. I'm not sure if it was the color of my polish, or if I was scraping a little over-enthusiastically, but I had to fill and scrape twice while using the larger pattern. After my first scrape, it looked like there was polish missing from one of the middle sections of the design! Like I said, I can't be sure if it was actually necessary, or if my eyes were playing tricks on me. They do that sometimes... O.o

Lining up patterns correctly is difficult! I'm sure I'll get better it at it, though... it's just going to take practice! There was definitely some double-stamping going on to fill in blank areas. There were also some areas where the polish didn't transfer evenly, but I'll totally take ownership of that. User error is going to factor in for a little while 'til I get better at this!

On the nails that I didn't stamp, I did a metallic gradient and a glitter gradient with metallic tips. I like how these turned out on my left hand, and even my right ring finger. Then there's my right thumb, which I totally botched! What can I say... 9 out of 10 isn't really that bad, right?!?

-S

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