Sponging and stamping in purple!
Do you know those days where you just can’t decide what to do with your nails? Crème? Glitter? Shimmer? Stamping? Layering? Sponging? I had such a day earlier in the week.
I went through one of my boxes of nail polish, and decided that it was time for purple again. I picked Revlon’s “Passion Fruit”, which is perhaps more deep fuchsia than purple. It’s a scented crème polish. I haven’t tried any of the scented polishes yet, so I thought that experience would be an extra bonus in my day.
Application seemed a bit tricky. The first coat went on well, but the second coat was more difficult. It looked as if the polish wanted to make little lumps on my nails, but fortunately it levelled out again as it dried up. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced that before. But anyway – here’s what it looks like: Two coats, no top coat yet:
Then I grabbed Finger Paints’ “Vintage Violet”, which is a shimmery violet. I bought it in a blog sale, but when it arrived I realized that I can’t use it as a regular polish, because the brush is too wonky. But it works for sponging and dotting. So I sponged the tips with that, just one coat – I didn’t want it to be too prominent. I sealed it up with a layer of Poshé top coat. Here’s that step:
It actually looks better in real life than it does on photos. It was total b*tchness to photograph. The sun wasn’t out, and the colours changed dramatically when I tried to photograph it in my light box. So all the pics in this post are taken in natural daylight.
Then I got my stamping gear out and went through my brand new Mash stamping plates, that dear Fingers from Fingers Polish Mania helped me to get my hands on.
I picked plate M43 because I loved the bubbles! I stamped with a polish with no brand name on it, called “Suzi skies in the Pyrenees”. That is my regular deep purple polish I use for stamping. It never fails me!
Anyway – that motif worked really well, and if the quality of the rest of the plates are the same, then I’m extra happy that I got this set. *bounces around happily*
Here’s a couple of shots of the finished mani:
It’s sealed up with an extra layer of Poshé top coat, btw.
I’m considering making a mini-challenge. I have a few ideas for challenges, but this one will be a little bit different to the ones I’ve seen so far. I really like the idea of challenges, but I can’t deal with ones that require me to change my manicures every day. So - my thoughts so far are that it’s going to be a weekly challenge, running over perhaps 10-12 weeks. And there will be a theme, which I’ve already picked, but will keep to myself until I’m ready to reveal it all. Does that sound an interesting proposition, or a waste of time? :)