Creative musings in bright colors

Peacock Down

This mani makes me sad. There is one wonderful part and one should-have-been-wonderful part.


The wonderful part is the new polish, the base color here…or colors 😀 This is Reminisce by ILNP, a bright green-teal-blue-purple multichrome! And as with all other ILNP multichromes I am smitten. I already own Mutagen, which I intended to be a green-based multichrome but is honestly more of a silvery-pink in direct light. Still pretty, but not as bright green as I wanted! Reminisce’s primary direct light color is a vibrant green, and it has a decent shift (not quite as strong as some of the others) but its lovely. This is three thin coats.


The problem arose when I went to play with a new stamping plate that I was sent to review from the Born Pretty Store. Now, I love peacocks. I really really do. Their feathers make me squee with joy. I saw this plate and I knew I had to have it…peacock feathers and a peacock body?! Yes please!


Unfortunately, the plate barely works. I had to try every trick I know just to get the image to pick up at all, and even then it was very very faint. I couldn’t get the body of the peacock (what I really wanted) to transfer at all, and the feathers are rather in pieces. I tried for probably 35 minutes before just going with what I had. I added some gold dots to the eyes of the feathers because I could.


So, while you can pick up this peacock stamping plate from the Born Pretty Store, I can’t recommend it! The design is beautiful but very poorly etched. It is probably just an issue on a few plates, but I can’t tell you to get something that I can barely use. Regardless, it is 99 cents right now at the Born Pretty Store.


That being said, you can totally buy the peacock-colored Reminisce from ILNP (no, I do not review for them, I just reallllly like the polish)! So, failed peacock but happy peacock colors!

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