Being honest, this was 100% inspired by Sassy Shelly, and I remain in awe of her. This was not a difficult mani to recreate, I just don’t have jelly polishes as bright as hers!
This is basically just a metallic silver mani with a stamp, and some color-in-the-lines. Well, paint in the lines. I had neither the right number of colors nor the right level of saturation, but I do like how it came out regardless! A bit more muted, and I had fun mixing colors at the end to get some blue-purple and pink-purple colors going to fill in more of the empty/silver spots.
The green and orange that I frankened worked quite well! Although they are both tiny TINY amounts and I need to make more if I’m going to be using them in any real capacity. Or buy real ones.
I am not going to bother listing the colors since most of them are either Zoya jellies (Paloma, Katherine, and Frida) or frankens. The silver is Excalibur by A England and the stamp is from Bundle Monster plate 605.
That’s all for today, hope you enjoyed! I need to stop playing with my jellies and use other things again, this is getting out of hand :-p
Spring means flowers, right? So have some flowers! Even if the real ones make me sneeze.
This design was inspired by Copycat Claws although her stamp was far superior to mine! And I really need to find a suitable green jelly polish :-/. Any recommendations?
I do at least like how the pink and teal came together! Although I wish I had focused a bit more on some yellow/pink. I don’t usually like yellow, but it looks pretty with the pink jelly nearby!
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Pink: Zoya – Paloma
~ Teal: Zoya – Frida
~ Yellow: Esmalta da Kelly – Yellow Soap Bubble
~ Green: Zoya – Jace
~ Stamp: BM – XL209
That’s all for today! Hope you enjoyed and happy Friday!
Well, this didn’t quite work as planned. I bought a bunch of jelly-finish polishes to try lead lighting…and they are rather a bust in terms of color!
The three Zoyas (Frida – Teal, which I already owned, Katherine – purple, Paloma – Pink) work quite well, but they are an odd color combo. I tried to round out the set with an orange and a yellow (the green was sold out) but they are a flop! The two polishes, by Esmalte da Kelly, look identical! I cannot tell orange from yellow either in the bottle or on my swatch stick, never mind my nails! I spent money that could have gone to other new polish on proving that this orange and yellow jelly are the same. So sad! So now I have yellow, teal, purple, and pink…which do not work well together!
I tried to make a quasi-Jewish mani regardless (see the 6-pointed stars in the teal?) but the placement of the colors is a bit weird. Again, had the orange WORKED it would have looked better 😦
I also layered a bunch of glitters over my white base in hopes that they would shine through…but they really don’t. I’m not sure what to do other than give up on using glitter as a base for jelly polish! I need to figure out something fun to do with the colors I do have, before I regret the purchases.
~ White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
~ Glitter: KBShimmer – I Only Have Ice for You
~ Teal: Zoya – Frida
~ Purple: Zoya – Katherine
~ Pink: Zoya – Paloma
~ Yellow: Esmalte da Kelly – Soap Bubble Yellow
~ Orange: Esmalte da Kelly – Soap Bubble Orange
I cannot recommend the Esmalte da Kelly jelly polishes, which makes me sad given that they seem to work for other people! Also, the bows at the bottom of the brush make it really difficult to open the polish bottle or use the brush without ruining your mani. Poor planning!
So, this was the post that I thought I had written for Friday. Oops! Anyway, enjoy some leadlighting (aka filling in stamps with different colored jelly polishes).
The stamp here is from the Born Pretty Store, plate 17. It has lot os cool swirly flower bits! You’ll be seeing another stamp from this plate in a few days (I couldn’t resist). It stamps very nicely!
I do need to get my hands on some better jelly polishes…ones that DONT HAVE GLITTER. Ugh. If i had more empty tiny bottles I might make my own. Any (cheap) suggestions?
The base color here is Bare Escape by Maybelline, a light grey. All the leadlight polishes are from the scented mini collection by Sephora by OPI many years ago.
The stamp itself transferred nicely, and I tried to get a slightly different part of the image on each nail. I love this buffet-style plate! I don’t have to worry about perfectly matching up each stamp because deviation totally works. Lots of stamping space!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this (delayed) fall mani! And if you want to get this pretty darn awesome stamping plate for yourself, head over to the Born Pretty Store where it is on sale right now for $1.99. Don’t forget to use my 10% off code — LY5X31!