1 coat of nailnation 3000's black stamped with love my nails chrome - teal for two. i may need to try to hunt down some more of this brand's polish for stamping. it works absolutely perfectly. i got this bottle for free with my last dashica order. 1 coat of seche over the top with no streaking.
i still need to work on centering up images that aren't from a huge plate.
1 coat of china glaze - son of a peach used for the base color. i then sponged with opi - can you dig it? and son of a peach. nailnation 3000 - black was used for stamping. this one worked really well, i'd say probably even better than cult nails - nevermore, which is what i'd stamp with previously. the consistency seemed better.
the opi is one that i bought when i was in high school. guess that goes to show how long polish can stay good ;)
this one was so pretty in person. i need to do another stamped gradient soon.
for this one i used opi - my vampire is buff for my base color. i then sponged butter london - cheeky chops, china glaze - snap my dragon, and china glaze bizarre blurple. once dried i stamped with an image from dashica's big sdp - u plate. excuse the lint from cotton on the plate.
i'm really happy with the gradient, it's probably the best one i've ever done. i did dampen the sponge, i hadn't tried that with previous gradients, so that has to be what made the difference.
long time no post...haven't had time to sit down and post for a while. going to try to change that.
here's a picture of beautemus stamped as i mentioned i would do in my last post. i have a few posts that i will do today since i've still been taking pictures of my manicures, just not the time to upload.
the image is a dashica image, i don't remember the plate, but can look it up if anyone wants to know :)
still need to work on lining up images, but it should be easier next time around, my nails have gotten longer since these pics.
i used 3 thin coats of carpe diem as my base color for this. it is the perfect white for using as a base color, it's not pure blinding white and it has a really soft holo to it.
the image used for this was off of the big sdp-f plate. there seemed to be a part on the image that wasn't engraved deep enough, but knowing this, next time i use this image, i will just be more careful with the positioning. i love this celtic knot image.
the polish i stamped with did smudge a bit with seche vite, but i think that was totally my fault. i didn't wait to add it after i stamped
i actually wore this for a few days, which is rare for me. i love how it turned out in person. the smudging wasn't as noticeable.
you can see in this next image where the plate didn't pick up the complete image.
this is 3 thin coats of eleanora. i'm totally in love with this color. at different angles it has a slight purple tint also, i wasn't able to capture it on camera though...shot these in the middle of the night so i wasn't able to try with sunlight.
as with any other nail nation 3000, application was perfect. no clean up needed.
i stamped over this manicure with an image from my new dashica plates. that post can be found here.
the polish worked perfectly for stamping. with any stamping i've done before i have only used cult nails - nevermore, so having some colored polishes will be a nice change.
for the base color i used 3 thin coats of nail nation 3000 - eleanora. the post for that polish without a stamp is here. 1 coat of seche vite was used over the whole thing.
if anyone wants to see specific images from the dashica plates stamped, let me know. i have the big sdp plates in D, F, P, K, J, L, U, V. i wouldn't mind ordering some more, there are so many designs that are totally my style on other plates.
shipping was pretty fast. i ordered on june 28th and everything was delivered to mom's on july 6th.
i totally need to work on practicing how to line up half/french tip images. that, and longer nails would help ;)
this is 1 of 5 silver/gray cancelling holo topcoats available from nailnation. i'm in love. you get crazy holo without having the base color you choose being over-ran with silver or gray, like what usually happens with holographic topcoats.
this is 2 thin coats of the pink holo topcoat over 2 coats of mimosas before mani's. 1 coat of seche vite.