Okay, so maybe I need to calm down slightly and hand it over to Michelle!(!!!!!)
I have been so excited about doing this and being involved with this at all is just so awesome! I am super duper excited to be able to share here today. The fabulously awesome and super sweet Juanita passed on some of her (NEW) stamping plates on to me simply because she had doubles. How awesome is that?
I did 4 different looks using 4 different plates. Let the fun begin :)
Born Pretty Store M64
The criss cross pattern on the left really appealed to me and I really wanted to use it. But oh boy...
I started with two coats of Sinful Colours - Snow me white on all my nails. Once that was completely dry I stamped my pinky, middle and index, using the image on the left and Essence stampy polish in black. On my ring finger I used the bottom right image and Essence stampy polish in black. I then topcoated everything and breathed a sigh of relief. Getting that criss cross pattern centre across my nail was not as easy as I thought it would be. Goodness me, did I struggle. In the end I went with the result you see here, even though it wasn't exactly perfect.
Born Pretty Store M65
This one was another favourite. I really wanted to use the middle image and centre it across my nails, but after the struggle I had trying to get the image on M64 centre, I didn't want to set myself up for failure :P So I decided to go with the very top image and doing them slightly off centre and in random places. I started with two coats of Sinful Colours - Black on black on all my nails. I then used the Essence soft touch matte topcoat. Once it was completely dry I stamped using China Glaze - Harmony. I didn't topcoat because I wanted to keep the matte of the black, but the chrome of Harmony. I really like the combination.
Born Pretty Store M78
The minute I saw the bottom left image I knew I wanted to use it. Because it is a very "lovey" plate I also knew I wanted to use white and red. On my pinky and index I started with two coats of Sinful Colours - Snow me white. On my middle and ring I started with two coats of Tip Top - Cherries in the snow. Once that was completely dry I stamped over the white using the bottom left image and Tip Top - Cherries in the snow. On the red I stamped the butterflies on the very left using Essence stampy polish in white. I then topcoated everything and left it to dry.
That's it! These are the 4 plates and the 4 looks. What do you think? Which is your favourite?
Thank you so much for reading and having me. Thank you so much Juanita, not only for having and involving me, but also for all the treats. You are just amazing!
Wow, isn't Michelle just the bestest?? Calling me sweet and all that ;) And I'm sure you can tell which one is my favourite, although they are all amazing and Michelle is super hard on herself, I loooooove the green one! Because greeeeeeeen!
The reason for having her here, besides that she's awesome, is that I have these 4 plates and a Tip Top Lime Time to give away!! Since it's my birthday at the end of the month I decided to share what I can. And who knows, maybe I'll add some extra goodies... I will announce the winner 31 March, on my birthday!
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