Saturday, August 2, 2014
Stamped Green Gradient Manicure
Hi everyone! It's a beautiful Saturday here in Chicago and I'm inside, typing up a post on my neglected blog. Work has been taking a huge toll on my hands, I should post a picture of how they look after I get done polishing a million little bits of metal lol It's so hard to get them clean! And then I've had breakage so I'm back down to nubs. I actually am enjoying them. My longer length always gets caught on things and I'm constantly stressed over breakage. So, not having to worry about that makes life a bit easier. Anyway, on to the manicure!
I've been a stamping fool lately, can't get enough of it! I picked up the Pueen Cosmetics Encore stamping plates a couple of weeks ago. The images are beautiful and offer almost endless possibilites for stamping...I love them! They are currently available on Pueen's Storenvey site and Amazon for $24.99 per four, double-sided plates set.
I began this manicure with a gradient. I used Lilypad Lacquer's Apple Spritzer (which I snagged off of Llarowe when they had a huge sale a few weeks ago!) and Army of Me by Black Cat Lacquer (also purchased in the same sale). It's my first experience with both of these brands and I wasn't disappointed with either! Apple Spritzer is a delicate light green to gold holographic with a perfect formula. Army of Me shares the perfect formula but is a deep almost-forest green holographic. Both of these polishes are still available on Llarowe for $13 and $12, respectively.
After the gradient dried, I stamped over top with Sinful Colors Black on Black using Pueen's Encore plate SE01A. I couldn't be happier with how this turned out! The colors, the holo sparkle, the black stamping...so perfect!
I hope you all enjoyed this post and thanks for reading!