Basecoat/Topcoat: Nail Tek II Foundation, Seche Vite, OPI over decals
Base color: Nfu-Oh 65
Accent color: OPI Solitaire
Stamping polishes: Mundo de Unas (2) Black & (1) White, Nfu-Oh 65
Stamping plates: MoYou London Pro 01 XL & Pro 12 XL
Embellishments: Silver bow from eBay
I decided on a combination of stamping, stamping decals and stamping over texture. I have been eyeing the Tulip image on my MoYou London Pro 12 XL plate since Spring sprung and this was the perfect opportunity to use it.
I started with a base of two coats of Nfu-Oh 65 on every finger except for my ring finger, which received two coats of OPI Solitaire. Then I stamped the dots on my index finger and pinky using Mundo de Unas white and stamped the stripes on my ring finger using the Nfu-Oh polish.
Let’s talk for a minute about decals. I like to make mine on a plastic chopping mat I picked up at Target so I can do a bunch at a time. Everyone seems to have a preferred topcoat and for me it is OPI Topcoat. I’ve tried Seche Vite in the past, but the decals always came out too stiff…perhaps the combination with the plastic mat, I don’t know. For these I put down six small rectangles of topcoat, allowed it to dry, and stamped the image with Mundo de Unas black stamping polish. Then I filled them in with several colors of acrylic paint to add some depth. A few hours later I coated the images with a final layer of topcoat. I made these a day in advance and stuck the whole mat inside a Ziploc bag to keep them soft until I was ready to use them.
So what do you think? I am really pleased with the way it came out. Have you tried the Mundo de Unas stamping polishes yet? I promised I would only endorse products that I use myself and find worthy and I love these polishes. They are one of the very few brands that stamp well over dark colors, and they have the images to prove it on their shiny new website. The polishes have a smell to them that kind of reminds me of the way polishes smelled before they were 3 and 4 free, but it doesn’t bother me. Just be sure to work with them in a well-ventilated area.