Blaaaargh! Mondays are the worst!
Anyway, I've got some more nail art for you toady- actually another taped gradient using some of the China Glaze Road Trip polishes, similar to this one.
This time, I managed to take a few shots of the gradient for you, before I stamped over it:
I used Scotch tape again to tape off portions of the nail before sponging the gradient, but you can see that it's not perfect at the tips. I think next time, I'll get some painter's tape and try that.
I also used the dry-sponge method with this one, and it looks like three colors, but was actually just two! The base is China Glaze- Trip of a Lime Time, and I painted that and China Glaze- My Way or the Highway onto the sponge in overlapping stripes until they blended a bit.
Initially I wanted this gradient to go to blue too, using China Glaze- License & Registration Pls, but when I put everything on the sponge, that one didn't have a similar enough consistency to blend well with the others, and wouldn't transfer evenly. So, I just used the two shades, instead!
Now for the stamping!
Both of the designs are from MoYou Pro XL- 11, and I used Zoya- Willa and Zoya- Purity to stamp because I couldn't decide between white or black. Actually I wanted to blend the black/white on the stamping plate, which is always fun, but it just wouldn't work out with these two.
I really need to get some better basic stamping polishes because every time I look at close-up photos afterwards, I'm a little disappointed. They look pretty nice and sharp in person, though! I know people like the Mundo de Unas stamping polishes. Are those the way to go? I just need basic, opaque creme colors- think I'm set on metallics/ holos.
I especially liked the way the thumb turned out:
This ended up being a very Summery manicure, and I was sorely lacking some kind of parrot decal to go with it! I liked it though!
What do you think?
I would love to know your favorite black and white stamping polishes!