Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Essie - To Buy Or Not To Buy & Multi-coloured Stamping

Hi all, happy Tuesday!

Small post for you today as there wasn't much daylight knocking around when I was trying to take these photos. I also have some polish-pimped plugs at the end :]

I started with a base colour of Essie - To Buy Or Not To Buy, which is a gorgeous lilac colour with some really pretty ice blue fleck-like shimmer. It does hide on the nail, but not as much as these pictures would make you think. I then did some multi-coloured stamping using this method, using Beauty UK - Jelly Bean & W7 - Blue Lagoon
Base Coat: La Femme
Base Colour: Essie - To Buy Or Not To Buy
Stamping Colours: W7 - Blue Lagoon
                                  Beauty UK - Jelly Bean
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM 321
Top Coat: Rimmel 60 Seconds - Clear
Unfortunately I didn't get a good shot of the base colour, due to my base coat making things bubble like crazy (something that's never happened to me before but you can't see in these pics too badly) and I was honestly chasing the sun around the house. I'll definitely be swatching this colour properly some time soon to show just how pretty the blue fleck-like shimmer is :] Above is two coats, and the first layer bubbled like crazy due to my base, and the second kind of helped to cover it up.

On to the polish-pimped plugs I mentioned:

These are just some plain black saddle acrylic plugs that I wear (in my stretched lobes) from time to time, and I decided they needed a boost. I've been wanting to do this for a while now, as they're just sitting in my piercing box along with many other items, all boring and plain. When I first got Golden Rose Scale Effect 04 I was tempted to do it, but I kept forgetting!

For these I put down a coat of black polish, and then one coat of Golden Rose Scale Effects - 04 and a top coat. I still need to go over the edges again and maybe put another top coat on to help them last, but for now I'm pretty happy with how awesome they look, with about 10 minutes of effort!

What do you think about the plugs?

26 comments:

  1. Sooo pretty, that essie is stunning!

    Jazz x

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  2. I love the multi colored stamping... and those plugs... oh I need some of those!!!!

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    1. Thanks! :] I might buy some new plain ones just to "pimp" hehe, but if you're after gorgeous interesting plugs http://www.lovelyplugly.co.uk/ actually has some stamped plugs to, - I haven't treated myself to a pair yet though.

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  3. Loved the multi colored stamping... I have to try your tecnique! :)

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    1. You really do! I'm sure you'd love it ^-^ Thanks

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  4. Gorgeous! I do love multi coloured stamping

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  5. Gorgeous stamping as always ^_^ Those plugs look so awesome!!

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  6. I love it, it reminds me a bit of china! :) I like what you did with the plugs as well - way cool!

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    1. Oo I see where you're coming from! =] & Thanks for the comment on the plugs :]

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  7. I have to try the multi coloured stamping, you do it so well!

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  8. oh i loooove this manicure!!! awesome plugs!

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  9. Beautiful! omg the plugs are awesome!

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  10. I still have yet to try multi colored stamping-you make it look so easy!

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    1. You really do Fingers! I'd love to see what you'd come up with! thanks :]

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  11. I love the multicolored stamping! And the plugs look very cool ;)

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