1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Prosecco
1 Coat Color Club Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
1 Day of Wear
Bundlemonster Plate BM-414
Bundlemonster Plate BM-416
Bundlemonster Plate BM-418
Sinful Colors Black on Black
2 Coats NYC Sweet Candy
1 Coat Essie Good To Go
4th time stamping and I'm in LOVE. My decision to purchase the entire 2013 "Create Your Own" Collection from Bundlemonster was based largely on plate BM-418. I had to have it, and it wasn't available on its own. It needed to bring along 25 friends? Suuuuure... why not? The more the merrier, right?!? Thing is, without ordering the entire collection, I'm not sure that I would've purchased BM-416 OR BM-414. And look how well they all play together?
I didn't have issues with any of these plates, and I'm still using the stamper I got in my Fing'rs set from the World O' Wally. I am using a plastic gift card as my scraper, but that seems to la method du jour, n'est ce pas?
I seriously loooooove how this manicure turned out. Prosecco was just begging for a little bit of grunge. I answered with a lot, and then some! Paint splatters, swirls, fingerprints, radioactive and toxic symbols mixed with a little chaos and then topped with some more shimmer. (Because there's really no such thing as "enough" glitter.) I chose the pinkish/purple shimmer in Sweet Candy to add more sparkle and help balance out all that radioactivity. I especially like how the shimmer is practically non-existent over Prosecco, but really pops over Black on Black.
...and that attempt at a gradient? I don't hate it, but I don't really love it, either. It was actually supposed to be a gradient using SinfulColors Black on Black AND Secret Admirer, but I went a little overboard and all traces of Prosecco disappeared. Oops. Sooooooo... I painted on two coats of Sweet Candy, and followed with a black gradient on my tips. Done and done.