BLACK & WHITE!!!
At first, I played. Because that's what I do when there's a deadline....
|doodle nails over Essie Marshallmallow|
I love black, and no more so than when paired with its brighter counterpart: white.
For this challenge, I veered from the stark white-washed polishes that occupy much of my blanc collection, and went instead with Essie's Marshmallow. Here's a fluffy sheer (but build-able) white, that's acted as a base on four of my five fingers. Marshallow, by the way, is advertised as a terrific shade/formula for French Manicures, something I wouldn't know first-hand (no pun intended), since that's not a style I favor. My experience? A couple of coats brought me to near-opacity, which for this project, was enough.
On my ring finger, I painted Wet n Wild's glossy Black Crème, as accent, and then topped the entire manicure off with one layer of Essie's Pure Pearlfection, a shimmery "luxe" top coat.
|Essie Pure Pearlfection (blingy top coat), Wet n Wild Black (accent nail) , n Essie Marshmallow (base)|
Painting finished, it was then time to move onto the stamping...
I selected the feather pattern from Bundle Monster's BM-214 image plate. It's a nice deep engraving, and the image transferred cleanly to the stamper, and then onto the nail. I mention this because some of Bundle Monster's images are not nearly so engraved, and can be a challenge to work with. FYI: It's my understanding that the folks at Bundle Monster are terrific about swapping out problematic plates, so I'll soon be doing that for my few duds.
|Konad black polish, Konad double-end stamper & Bundle Monster image plate|
And here's the result....
|feathery, isn't it?|
Thanks so much for stopping by! I sure hope that you have a great day and a lovely weekend!
Hey, don't forget to check what's up with our very talented co-challengers, on this here Day 7 of the 31 Day Nail Challenge...
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Mari at Nailista
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish
- Robin Sparkles