Hello Lovelies! A few days ago I received a serious nail mail shipment. You know the kind: polish and stamping plates all at once, almost like all the vendors coordinated their shipping efforts. I’ve decided that when this happens I am supposed to create a manicure using some of the items I received. And here’s what I came up with:
Basecoat and Topcoat: Nail Tek Foundation II and Seche Vite
Base color: Colors by Llarowe It’s Shocking
Accent color: Dance Legend Caviar 1008 Pseudochromis
Stamping plate: MoYou London Suki 05 XL
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas (2) Black
Embellishments: Silver studs from Sally’s, crystal rhinestones from Born Pretty Store
I started with two coats of It’s Shocking on my thumb, middle and ring fingers. Described as a hot pink linear holo with blurple sheen, I love this color so much that it was actually a backup bottle that arrived in this shipment. Then I applied two coats of Pseudochromis (Wiki tells me that is a genus of fish?) to my index finger and pinky. I finished with a coat of Seche Vite on all of my nails.
I’ve never used anything quite like this Dance Legend Caviar polish before. It’s made up of tiny matte black hex glitter mixed with white square glitters in a red-violet base. There is an amazing depth to this polish in person and I’m not sure the camera did it justice, even this close up. Removal was as you’d expect from a glitter polish and it was too bad that my new OPI Glitter Off Basecoat didn’t arrive until the following day so I could have tried them together.
Then I added three silver studs from a kit I bought at Sally’s. It was a little pricey, but the studs are good quality and 3 dimensional. I was pleasantly surprised to find a star in the set the exact size of the star in the stamped image.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I can’t seem to get enough bling most of the time! So I added small silver rhinestones over each of the dots in the stamped image. One final coat of Seche Vite and this nail art design was complete.
And finally I’ll share the nail mail that inspired it all.
What do you think of this design? I loved how good these two polishes looked together. I never would have expected it seeing them next to each other in the bottles, so it always pays to do some swatching.
I hope you enjoyed this nail art design! I’ll see you at the next post.