Bows are kinda tricky for me. They represent a wider image than most and I have teeny tiny nail beds (hard to tell from photos). I went with an image that is kinda like a French mani tip. For my base I used 3 coats of Dior's Porcelaine (from their Spring 2014 Trianon collection). I love this colour but it does take 3 coats for full opacity and to make it not streaky. Kinda boo on that, I wanted it to be a 2-coater max. I stamped with Konad's white stamping polish using the Konad M56 plate (image below). I topped with Seche Vite.
Despite my issues with alignment and my tiny nail beds that barely fit the image, I don't think it came out too badly!
Under LED desk lamp.
Indoors, cloudy (but bright) daylight, no sun, near windows.
Outside, bright (but cloudy) daylight.
Konad stamping plate M56.
Overall, I like this mani! I wish more of the actual image fit on my nails and "bows" really aren't my thing -- but for some reason, I still really like it! Maybe it's the white on the pastel blue? I dunno. I think it's cute. I would totally do it again. :)
Where to buy this stuff?? Dior polish can be purchased at a number of retail outlets and online -- I'm not sure how easy it will be to find this particular shade though since it's from the Spring 2014 collection. I bought mine at Holt Renfrew when they came out. Konad stamping polish and plates can also be purchased from a number of places, I bought mine at Nail Polish Canada.
NB: I purchased all these items myself. I have NO affiliation whatsoever with any of the polish/product makers or websites discussed in this post.
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