I am obsessed. I can’t help it. I just can’t. Stamping has taken my nails to a whole new level of pretty.
The night before last I couldn’t decide what pattern to stamp on my nails, so I gave my boyfriend the choice. What a great choice he made! This really detailed pattern on Bundle Monster plate 201 is absolutely gorgeous, almost displaying a stained glass window sort of effect.
The next problem seemed to be choosing the colours. I knew that I was off to a BBQ yesterday and that I wanted to wear my black and white polka dot dress (LOVE IT) so I thought black and white would be a good idea. But as I reached for the polishes, the super duper shiny Barry M Instant Nail Effect Silver Foil caught by eye, and I knew that I had to use it.
Proving once again that I am impossibly indecisive, I could choose whether to paint a black background and stamp with silver, or paint a silver background and stamp with black. So I did both. I also wanted to try doing an ‘accent nail’ too, so I thought I’d throw that in the bundle.
The final outcome was very pleasing indeed.
I am SUPER proud of these babies. I didn’t even need to redo ANY of them, they all turned out like this first time – proving not that I’m good at it, but that they are stupidly easy to do. Seriously. If I can do it, anyone can.
The silver on the black is probably my favourite out of the two combinations as the dominance of the black really pops against the paleness of my skin. But I do really like the weird mix on my fingers, so I think I would try the mix and match with accents again.
Is it bad that I’m already planning which set of stamps to try next?
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- Sally Hansen – Maximum Growth
- Models Own – Black Magic (black base)
- Barry M – Instant Nail Effects Silver Foil (silver base and pattern)
- Konad Special Polish – Black (black pattern)
- Bundle Monster Plate 201
- Sally Hansen – Insta-Dri