This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme is "Gradient + Stamping." I rarely ever do gradients because I hate the cleanup. I decided to try it again with my peel off latex that I bought at a costume store. Unfortunately it kept sticking to my sponge and coming off my skin as I did my gradient and didn't end up helping much. It actually made clean up even worse on some of my nails... It broke as I was peeling it away from a few nails and some latex landed on my wet nails which I then had to try to pluck off without wrecking the gradient. Plus I had all these annoying little bits of latex to clean up around my nails after in addition to the polish :@ I'm not doing another gradient until I get some proper peel off latex!
Anyway enough ranting... This was inspired by this mani by Gwenn from Sugar Nails.I started with 2 coats of an unlabeled sky blue polish from Cosmetic Arts (nicknamed Betty) and then did a gradient with the sky blue, Color Club Gossip Column and Avon Rapid Black.
Then I stamped with Pueen plate SE02B and white stamping polish from Born Pretty Store. Use my code SL10K31 for 10% off!
The white stamping polish is very pigmented yet watery in consistency. I found that the same amount of polish scraped across more area than Konad stamping polish I've used in the past. As you can see the stamping polish is quite opaque.
I really love the dark stormy colors in this look. What do you think of this mani?
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