Friday, 13 January 2012

Nail of the Day: Silvery Blues...

It's been a while since I did any stamping, and I'm really not sure why because I love it! (and I'm enjoying playing around with my new Bundle Monster plates) The colour choice was a difficult one today, I've spent a couple of hours painting my new nail wheels which was super-fun (though I'm almost certainly high from polish fumes!) but it helped me re-discover lots of polishes I haven't used in a while, in the end I selected my newest purchase- No7 Poolside Blue :)




Can you believe this is just one coat? It's such a well-pigmented polish! Admittedly if I were wearing this alone I'd probably need two coats on some nails to get even coverage, but I knew I wanted to use a full nail stamp over the top so I didn't bother.

I'm really glad that I made a paper copy of all the bundle monster plates- it does make selecting a stamp a lot easier :) I want to do the same with my other plates too (new nail art project!) and I recommend anyone with stamping plates to do the same! I do want to get some new storage for my plates though, they're currently in a pencil case so they can get mixed up very easily and it's hard to find the right plate! I'm looking at business card holders- does anyone have any other storage ideas?

Anyway, I decided upon the fire/feather/whatever-it-is design on plate 212 (click here for pictures, it's the top image of the plate) with Barry M's Silver Foil- a brilliant polish that SHOULD have been in my 2011 favourites! I don't know how I missed it! :( It didn't stamp perfectly but I'm very certain that that is all my fault- both the plate and the polish stamp very well, I think I'm just out of practise! (and I was watching TV and wasn't paying full attention...)








Don't Poolside Blue and Silver Foil go well together? (though I guess silver goes with pretty much everything!) I love this colour combination :)




What's on your nails? Done any stamping recently?



                                                                                                         xGretalRabbitx

6 comments:

  1. AW Yeah!! This looks awesome! :D Gorgeous combination and what a cool stamp! XD

    As for myself, I haven't done any stamping...well, ever! XD But it looks like fun! :D

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    1. Thank you :) Stamping is awesome (fun designs with no artistic talent!) you should get some!!!
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  2. You know, I never would have thought to make a paper copy of the BM stamps! You are full of brilliant ideas, lady. Love that No 7 colour, too - it's beautiful x

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    1. Oh I wish I could take credit for the paper copy idea, but it was actually Pryanka - http://nailspark.wordpress.com/ :)

      Isn't it just! And it's quite unique to me, I seem to own lots of pastel blue polishes and lots of really dark blues but nothing inbetween until I got this! :)

      xGretalRabbitx

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  3. I love the silver on blue! I can't believe the blue is only one coat! And, I totally understand the high from polish fumes ;-) I always feel so happy when I do my nails, but I never know if it's because I love doing my nails or if I'm high...maybe a bit of both!

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    1. I know, it's so opaque! Hehe I don't usually get effected unless there's a LOT of polish around! There's nothing like a 'new mani' high though :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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