28. Februar 2014

Winter Stamping

...made in the middle of the previous summer. Very consequent of me, I know, I know :) I still like how it turned out, because I used one of my ever-favourite stamping patterns. 


But firstly a couple of words about the base colour. I have to utter it: this is one of the worst polishes in my stash - 17 Toasted Almond. It just managed to be baaad in everything: texture, application, drying time *crazy face* Well, I am not to blame - I got it as an extra in some swap.



As you see, it's a beige shimmer shade with an ugly frosty finish. I don't think it's possible to apply it without the strikes, although they are not so obvious in real life. It takes 2 to 3 coats to cover the VNL, and it doesn't dry any quickly. Sad story - to be brief. Don't buy it. Just don't. Ever. 


What do we do with uglyish polishes? Right, we just put some layering top or stamp over them. I did the latter, and surprisingly I was happy with the result! The plate I used was BM-314, and the stamping polish was Konad Black.



Not so bad in the end, right? ;)

Kommentare:

  1. Haha, I sometimes do winter mani's during summer and vice-versa - it can be such palate cleansers - I really love like this turned out, so elegant and pretty, well suited for all year round!

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    1. Thanks! And you are right, wearing a bright colour in the middle of winter or a calm taupe/nude in summer is good once in a while, I like doing so too :)

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  2. The stamping pattern is awsome. I have the 17 Toasted Almond polish too and I didn't tried it yet, but as you mentioned above if the quality of it is so bad, well maybe I will never try it :)

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    1. Thanks! Uhm.. you better just put this polish in a swap as an extra, hihi *innocent smile*

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  3. great photos and fab mani :))

    http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

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  4. Besides being a bad one, the colors is beautiful..
    And you applied it so nicely...
    I loved the results, with or without the stamping...
    kisses
    Eva - www.adegadeesmaltes.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous mani as usual. I don't like the base color very much, but this pattern is perfection! Awesome match!

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    1. Thanks! I honestly said in the post that the base colour is crap by itself lol, I admit it :)

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  6. Черный на светлом металлике - шикарно!

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    1. О, тебе правда понравилось?? Неожиданно! :)

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    2. конечно! А как тут может не понравиться?! Я уже давно сама подобный вариант в душе вынашиваю, но все никак не могу заставить себя с металликом связаться, обленилась:))

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  7. I do like the colour, I don't like the finish... But, your final manicure is really perfect! :-)

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    1. I didn't like anything about the polish itself.. :( I don't even know what to do with it now. Stamping just saved the whole situation :)

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  8. Great design, really simple and clean, love it!

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  9. I can see why you don't like the base polish...maybe I would have mattified with some satin or matte top coat to hide the strokes. You did a great job stamping on it anyway, the final result is gorgeous!

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    1. Great idea about trying with the matte on top! Thank you, Aly!! :)

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  10. I like it much better with the stamping, it's quite boring on it's own :)

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    1. Oh, not even boring... bad looking I'd say :) stamping saved it.

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