Tuesday, 25 September 2012

More Double Stamping

I really loved this look when I did it before so I thought I'd try a similar look again but with slightly different colours.
I started off with Kiko 381 as a base, a gorgeous slate grey cream.
Then I added some stamping with Barry M Chameleon pink (words cannot describe how well this polish stamps) and Cheeky plate 50:
As a quick aside, I had been cleaning up my stamping mess with acetone and a brush but I found that often the colour bled around my cuticle or stained my skin slightly and ended up looking a little imperfect so this time I decided to try another way to remove the excess polish.
Once my nails were dry I simply massages Body Shop Hemp Moisture High Balm (Lush Lemon Flutter Cuticle Butter works just as well) into my cuticles and fingertips while I watched TV, the oil in the balm helped to lift all the excess polish right off my nails and leave them looking perfect.  It took a while but it's not something that takes much concentration so I was quite happy to spend 20 minutes while watching TV doing it, with the added bonus you have beautifully well moisturised hands afterwards (excuse the rouge cat hair).
Here are a couple of the initial stamp in daylight, I loved this stamp alone and I'll definitely be using it again soon, it stamps beautifully, especially considering how intricate the design is.
Then I used Cheeky plate 15 to add a little bow, in Barry M Gold Foil, over the top:
And here's how it turned out:

Look out for my other exciting stamping related find this week, very successful stamping with the new Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polishes. More awesome stamping suitable polishes from the lovely Barry M!

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    1. How did you get the colour not to change on the chameleon polish?

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    2. The honest answer is, I'm not sure! :D For some reason it doesn't change when I stamp with it, I think it may be something to do with it drying out fully on the stamper before it goes onto the nail? I really don't know though, it just doesn't, which I am glad of as I like the bottle colour much better than the changed colour.

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  2. Looks fab, going to have to pop into body shop and find that cream!

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    1. Hope you find some, I have a funny feeling they might have discontinued it, the LUSH one works just as well though and is definitely still available.

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  3. I absolutelty love this mani. I think I better get the Barry M Chameleon pink just for stamping!

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    1. That's all I use it for, it stamps so well!

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    1. 50, I just can't read the plate properly! :D

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