Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Geometric #1

Well, the Tea Party is over!  We are moving on to "Geometric" designs in the Nail Challenge Collaborative this month!  Now, this is a pretty broad category - which I am thankful for!  I went through my stamp images and there are a ton to choose from!

It is still summer and I wanted a bright look this week.  I just picked blindly in my untried swatch-cicle stash for some colors.  I picked a pretty yellow and found an orange color to compliment it.
I am so glad I bought all of the Mundo de Unas polishes!  There is a color for every occasion!
  • Pure Ice Poker Face
  • Pure Ice Unzip Me
  • MDU Orange
  • BM- 203 (stamp image)
After my typical base coat, I put one coat of Milani White on my nails before 2 coats of Unzip Me.  I added a layer of Seche Vite before beginning the gradient.  Did you see the gradient?  It is really subtle (and I like that) with orange at the tips.  I used a make-up sponge to get the gradient look.  It took about 3 layers to get to where I wanted it.  Another layer of Seche Vite before stamping.
I will say that I was going to use another image on this plate at first but it was too angular and I wanted a little softer of an image so I chose this one.  I love it!  It is a cross between gears, flowers, and maybe a washer or something?  I think it came out beautiful!  MDU is just so wonderful to stamp with too!  The image comes out so crisp!  Once the stamping was done, I finished it all off with a final layer of Seche Vite for the shine.
This month is sure to be really interesting with the mani's the ladies will choose!  Be sure to take a look at them!

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  1. The stamping is so fun! The colors go well together too.

  2. Thanks Lisa! I've been doing so much more stamping lately! I just love the possibilities with it!

  3. Your stamping is spectacular! Must get my hot little tips on some MDU!

  4. Thank you so much Tina! I love stamping and I am still trying to perfect it! I have my eye on some new stamping tools that are really going to help! You really must try MDU! While there are some great everyday polishes that stamp well, they just don't compare! It is an investment that I am super glad I made. I will be moving to full size bottles in the future - but the mini's will last a long time too.