Sandra was feeling like wearing something girly and delicate this week, and asked me for pink with black lace. Obviously she didn’t get that, and you can read more after the break.
Digging through my pale pink polishes (which are surprisingly numerous due to me losing my only pale pink nail polish for a week and getting a number of replacements), Sandra decided on Nicole by OPI – How Fairy Nice of You from the 2013 Tink collection which you can see swatches of on the PolishAholic. I picked up a couple colours from that collection on clearance at Walgreens a few months agoThose swatches, hurriedly looked up on my phone, were instrumental in narrowing down my choices, and I can’t remember whether that glitter was available there or not, but if it was there, I’m kicking myself for not grabbing it. Super cute. Anyway! This is three coats on the slightly thicker side to cover up most of the streaks.
Sandra originally chose a dense lacy pattern that covered up quite a lot of the base colour, but she wasn’t a fan. We looked through my binder of stamping plates, and she excitedly decided on these bows from PUEEN29 of the Love Elements set. She also graciously told me to angle them so that I wouldn’t have to kill myself trying to line everything up perfectly, which I greatly appreciated. I used my trusty Wet’n’Wild Black Creme for stamping with, as I almost always do with black stamping, since it’s the best one I own for the job. My other three glossy blacks are all just terrible at stamping, and the matte one is a bit finicky, as we saw a few weeks ago with the Distressed Matte stamping manicure I did for Sandra.
I put on a coat each of my usual duo, essie no chips ahead and good to go, and I did streak a couple of the nails a little bit, but it’s a nice delicate look. Those thin straight lines are tricky with a squishy stamper though. You can definitely make out a few wobbles, but Sandra likes them, so they’re good enough!
I tend to feel odd wearing such pale colours on my hands, and I usually gravitate to darker colours. Do you have preferred darkness range for your polish exploits? Do you tend to go more graphic or more delicate with your nail art looks? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for reading.
I love this! :) Very nice and delicate. I prefer colours that pop, they can be both light or dark. As for nail art I do both delicate and graphic things I guess.
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I like contrasting stamping, for sure, but I’ve also seen a lot of really nice subtle ones. I did a purple on purple once that got me a lot of compliments. :)
I have been wearing these all week and I’m still in love with them. Bowwwwsssssssss <3 :D
Always glad to hear that. Maybe we should throw another coat of topcoat on to keep it fresh. :)