Thursday, July 31, 2014

Re-create #1: Fall Victorian Look?

This is a re-creation of the first mani I posted on my blog.  You can read that in it's entirety here.  As it was November when I did the original, I had to be creative to bring this look into the summertime.
  • MDU Light Gold (stamping polish)
  • Zoya Beatrix
  • Zoya Godiva
  • MDU Geranium (stamping polish)
  • RA-104 (plate)
I went with a light brown for the main base color which has a slight gold tone to it.  As an accent nail I used the orange color.  I didn't intentionally go for texture polishes, but it worked out nicely!
Each base color was applied with 2 coats over my usual base coat.  I used Mundo de Unas stamping polishes which were perfectly complimentary to the base colors.  The stamping image came out fairly well and better than the first time around.  I really struggle using my Red Angel plates - the images aren't etched very deep to get a great image every time.  I used the same image on all of my nails and tried to get the it pretty close to identical on each.  
Once the stamping polishes were completely dry, I did go over it with a layer of Seche Vite as I thought it made the stamping image really pop and helped to smooth out the polish a bit to prevent chipping.

Compared side-by-side, they look the same but different.  I guess that is what I wanted...?  At least you can really see the stamping this time around.  Gotta love these MDU's!

Be sure to look at the other lovely re-creations!

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