Happy #manimonday everyone! Let’s get into this week’s black lace design!
Stamping plate: Born Pretty “BP-02”
Stamping polish: Born Pretty “BP-WN03 Throne”
Base: Essie base coat and “Sand Tropez”
Top coat: Sally Hansen “Double Duty Base & Top Coat”
On Saturday I had a cocktail party and it marks the start of a busy few social months ahead. When doing my nails for events I like to match them to my outfit, so as I was wearing a black lace dress, it inspired these nails. I opted for a feature nail because I felt that the black lace would be too heavy on all my nails.
One thing I found this week was that the Born Pretty polish was harder to work with on this plate. This image is from one of my oldest plates and it is deeply etched, so combined with the thicker polish, it was harder to scrape the polish off so that only the image was covered in polish and not the top of it. I’ve done this design with normal polish before and didn’t have any dramas so I think thinner polishes may work better on deeper plates.
I also tried the top coat trick again, where you apply the top coat to the stamper and then stamp it onto your nail, and I’m pleased to say it worked again! I feel like using this technique on a black stamp was the ultimate test because I’ve never been able to apply a top coat without the black smudging. I’m very happy that it worked, and I’ll be applying a top coat this way all the time now because it definitely helped last week’s design last longer.
Bye for now!