Monday, April 2, 2012
This mani was supposed to be for Friday night but I had a heck of a time with it. I have never been so frustrated with one before. I painted on three coats of the white and threw my top coat on and then decided to take a nap because I was going to have a late night. When i woke up to ATTEMPT the stamping portion of this mani I had sheet marks EVERYWHERE. :( I didn't have time to fix it before I had to be at my friends so I just left the white as was. I ended up fixing the four nails that had sheet marks everywhere the next day. After they dried I tried to use my cherry stamp but it would not pick the image up off of the plate. The entire reason I bought this plate was for the cherries. It is an inside joke between my friend who passed away a few years ago and I so anytime I see cherries I buy them. I was about to throw in the towel when I realized I had just won a dotting set from Jen's Nail Files on facebook and this was the perfect way to try them out. This turned out to be one of my favorite manicures, (I think I say this in every post) and I have worn it for two days! I never wear one longer than a day!
Here is the dotting set that I won. She threw in a few little surprise gifts too!
Three coats. I LOVE this white
Base coat: Avon Smooth Beginnings
Base Color: Bubble Bath by Sinful Colors - 3 coats
Red and green for cherries - acrylic paint
Top Coat: INM Out the door
If you look at my pinky you can see that the cherry close to the top of the nail is a lot bigger than the rest of them. This was the stamp I tried to do but it would only pick up half of the image. Trust me. I tried about 15 times to do this and finally gave up. I used the biggest dotting tool in the set for the cherries and painted the stems on with a brush.
Have you guys had any major stamping flops? And what about that white. I just am in love with it. It is so pearly and ironically enough, it looks exactly like a bottle of shower gel I just purchased the other day.