No ‘Colour of the Week’ post today unfortunately but I thought I would share some stamping fun today.
I love stamping and every time I do it I love it just a little more. I am by no means perfect but I think it looks pretty anyway. The in-laws have been visiting for just over a week now so I haven’t been able to do much with my nails. I am suffering just a teeny tiny bit but that is ok. I am sure I can survive a few more days 😉
I mentioned in the post about Essence Colour & Go polish about the new shades that Prom-Berry has a little added extra quality. Turns out it is not bad to stamp with. I did briefly try out the other shades and some were ok but I will admit to not giving them a fair chance so I will look into them again soon. In the mean time, let me show you Prom-Berry.
This is Prom-Berry stamped over Hello Marshmallow. There is no cohesion between the stamps, I just wanted to try a few of them out. It’s not the PERFECT stamping polish but it is pretty decent. Especially if you want the gorgeous colour too. In this close up photo you can see it was a little patchy but I promise from a little further away it looked near perfect.
This is Prom-berry stamped over Upper Green Side. The stamp on my middle finger is actually two different stamps. The word “love’ and the “heart beat’ is not one whole stamp. I was just testing to see how they would fit together. Those birds are just too pretty and the squares on my pinky…. I must admit when I was doing all of this stamping I was just playing around but I was firstly quite impressed by the stamping ability of the polish and loved the new plates so I am sharing them anyway. Please excuse the untidy work.
This is Essence stampy polish in black and white stamped over That’s what I mint. You can probably still see the hint of pink from my hair I mentioned in the the previous post. I had to share this one because of the little girl/boy holding a balloon stamp. I am in love with that because of the cute. Isn’t it adorable? I took the photo with my iPhone while lounging around outside. Please excuse the quality.
This is Hello Marshmallow stamped over Prom-Berry. I think Hello Marshmallow did an OK job and it is only really on the middle finger design where it seemed a little faded and patchy. This could be because of the dark colour underneath or the quick job I was doing of the stamping or it might simply be the polish. I think it held up pretty well on the others though. I especially like the design on my ring finger.
I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to paint my nails much in the time that my in-laws would be here so I wanted something pretty but subtle for most of the time they were here. I tried to do a double stamp. I used Essence stampy polish in black to do the black bows but I was having endless problems with it not transferring well. Which is strange considering it is stamping polish. I decided to just let them be all wierd and went ahead with the silver bows done in Tip Top Armour Plate. I had no issues with this one. I then took tiny little rhinestones and put them in the ‘knot’ of the bow. I didn’t expect them to last very long but they stayed there until I removed the polish exactly one week later. I am also happy to say that I only had tip wear on my right hand and the left hand was still in great condition. I did also manage to drag some of the black stamping when I top coated. It really annoys me when I do that. I will now only use one specific top coat for stamping because I am sure it won’t happen then.
I also have to mention. As I am sure you can see I cut my nails just before I painted them. For the first time ever I had to cut my nails because they were so long. All of them. All 10 nails were equally long and I had to cut them. It was kind of a wow thing for me 😉 In this photo however it looks like my ring finger and pinky are cut much shorter. I promise they were/are all the same length and it is just how I am holding the bottle. I was also so in love with this less than perfect look that I have a few more photos to share.
‘Colour of the Week’ posts will be back next week for the last two colours. I am so excited to start polishing again soon and actually get to use my new light box. Hopefully you will see an improvement in my images. Speaking of, are these photo’s better than in the past. I asked a few days ago if my images were too small and if you would prefer them bigger. Some people said yes so I have been making them bigger lately. Does it work now? Look better? Thanks for your feedback!
Have a super weekend. I am strangely looking forward to it more than usual 😉
Thanks for reading!