Thursday, 12 June 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - Red


Hi all!

I'll try to make it short, life has thrown an obstacle my way, not a happy Dwarf right now. I already prepared today's and tomorrows mani however (and next weeks TPT), and I do love each of them. So I am not going to withhold those from you. And to take my mind off things I will probably not stop painting my nails either, all depends how inspired I get or not. This blog and nail art are a good distraction *winks*. Anyway... blabbing away... red is today's theme. And I do have a very pretty red polish to show you today. I got this as a Sinterklaas gift in december 2012, it has been discontinued since though.


From left to right:
  • W7 - 28 Black
  • Catrice - 550 Marilyn & Me
  • Essence - Stampy polish white

I also used PUEEN 64, the lovely roses you see center lefthand side.



I started out with a black base (one coat, this black needs 1-2 coats normally). I stamped the roses with my white stamping polish. When that all dried I applied 2 coats of Marilyn & Me on top of the stamping. I finished it with a matte top coat. Marilyn & Me is sadly too sheer to stamp with on her own (which should be quite obvious from layering this). I first saw this layering of a sheer polish over white stamping on Wacki Lacki (she used a thermal, which is on my to-do list as well), but she got this idea from Amateur Manicure (if you are not following her already, you should! Plus she's holding a giveaway right now!).



Marilyn & Me is a red jelly with red microglitter and red shimmer. Some of the specks you can see are from the stamping pattern, some are the microglitters.



I loved this, I don't wear Marilyn a lot because she's so sheer, but layering is perfect! Have you layered a sheer polish on top of white stamping yet? Will you try it?


8 comments:

  1. Dit is echt heel erg leuk gedaan!

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  2. These nails are lovely! Sorry that things are sucky right now but remember to keep your head up!

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    1. I'm trying :)... doing fun nails helps, though time is more limited now

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  3. Beautiful pattern :) I will definitely be trying layering sheer polish over stamping now I've seen this.

    x ♥ Sophie | So Bright & Beautiful

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    1. Thank you! Love this technique, gives lots of possibilities to use those sheerer polishes that might otherwise be neglected :)

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  4. Goodness, this is so gorgeous! and so smart! I am definitely going to try this. LoVE

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    1. I know, it's such a clever idea! I'm glad I stumbled upon it to try it myself :)

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