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I love how this prompt challenges you to just go a little out of the box, a little crazy. I actually knew exactly which stamping plate I wanted to use and it’s from the new Born Pretty Store release. I did buy these plates for myself and I genuinely think this is one of the best stamping investments I have made in a while because the designs all stamp so well and offer a lot of options.
Here we are – the image (from BP42) is made up of lots of different doodles including an all seeing eye on a hand and a white of fortune (or pizza depending on how hungry I am when I look at these nails). To add to the quirky factor I wanted to do my hands differently but still have it be a connecting manicure.
Yes… I smudged… it made me sad. I started with a white base (OPI Alpine Snow) and then used the smush technique to add neon blobs with my stamper – this technique keeps the polish thin and it dries quickly. I used China Glaze Surfin For Boys (coral), Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (tennis ball yellow), Kiwi Cool-ada (green), Sun Worshipper (yellow). I stamped using Konad Special Polish Black and then added a small black bow from a wheel sent to be for review by Born Pretty Store (you can see it used HERE too). I made small tutorial that shows you the process! Please be patient with it not being perfect, I am still working on my set up!
I couldn’t get neon on black without a lot of hassle and so I decided to use Daring Digits More Dots. I started with one coat of Nails Inc New York Noir for opacity and then added a thick coat of More Dots to get lots of glitter for those patches of colour. I used a coat of HK Girl to speed dry the layers (it was getting late!) and then stamped over the top, this time in Konad Special Polish White. White bow was used this time and I actually hadn’t stamped very well on my middle finger so used the bow to cover the bald patch. It’s quirky, there are no rules here. I really enjoyed wearing this mani out and about – I usually try and have matching hands when I leave the house but this mani is matching… in its own way. Now these bows do not snag on things (I do have long hair and have gotten changed/showered a couple of times) and show no sign of going ANYWHERE even though they are just held on with a layer of topcoat.
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