After posting my Batman nails the other day, Imka from Glamorous Glitter (Happy Birthday lovely. Hope you have an amazing day!!!) suggested I do a Hello Kitty inspired mani. It totally inspired me and I have the perfect Hello Kitty nails in mind. In the mean time I have something a little different.
First. This didn’t come out as perfectly as I had hoped. I kinda blame feeling sick as a dog for all the mess I made but it could quite possibly be lack of talent. Either way, I like the idea more than how it actually came out. Ok, not really. I really like how it looks on my nails too. Because these photos are all so close up it really shows up every flaw. So no, it isn’t perfect. How about we focus on the idea and not the execution ok? Thanks 🙂
So I started off with gorgeous pink. This is Revlon – Bubblegum:
This is two coats with no topcoat. A gorgeous, scented pink that was flawless in two coats. It does smell like bubblegum, but more like the old Vicks bubblegum. Not completely unpleasant.
So using all Essence image plates, I stamped my thumb and pinky finger with the polka dots. I then used the bow image and stamped two of them on my middle finger. I then used a swirly pattern on my index finger. On my index finger a small piece of the image didn’t transfer well and because I didn’t have a topcoat over the pink / under the stamp, I wasn’t very comfortable with fixing it so unfortunately it had to stay.
I then added my topcoat. The topcoat dragged the stamping a little bit but you can only really tell when you enlarge the images a bit more 😉
I absolutely loved the idea and I wish the stamping turned out a little better. I haven’t been stamping very much lately and I think I need more practice. I would also love to find a few perfect stamping polishes so if you have any ideas please let me know.
So instead of a Hello Kitty I thought I would start with a bit of Bye Bye Kitty. I really loved the idea of this. Look out for my REAL Hello Kitty nails soon though. 😉
What do you think? Do you love it or hate it? Do you have ideas you would like for me to try or recreate? Let me know, I am always up for a challenge.
Thanks for reading.