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Next month's mani challenge is the "Amazing Autumn Mani Challenge" and starts on Wednesday -- I'm definitely in on this one (and sooo excited!). Lady Loves Lacquer is the host for this one so head on over to her site and take a quick peek at the "rules" and the suggested guide -- and don't forget to let her know if you are participating, we love promoting your manis too! I also have a quick run-down here. I will revisit and re-link all this stuff each day leading up to the 1st. Don't worry if you can't do every single day, you don't have to be a super go-getter to participate but please try to stick to it as much as you can. :)
But today! Today's theme is "polka dots". But I didn't want to do just straight-up dots so I picked this dot gradient image and once again, messed around with different stamper heads. Not perfect but not entirely bad.
As you can see, a lot of the dots didn't transfer fully. WTF?! I have been fighting with stampers, plates, and polish all month! SUPER frustrated that this isn't easier. I redid this mani twice then just left it. Weird dots and misalignment FTW!
The base colour is 2 coats of China Glaze "For Audrey" (I've had this polish for a year and just wore it now for the first time!). I used Konad's white stamping polish but I think it's thickened and is causing some of these problems. Can you use polish thinner on stamping polish?? I used Konad stamping plate M60 (same one as yesterday). I topped with Seche Vite. I used about 3 different stamping heads for this. Grr.
Under LED desk lamp.
Indoors, bright daylight (no direct sun), near windows.
Outside, bright daylight (no direct sun).
Konad stamping plate, M60.
Overall, I like the concept of this mani -- I just need practice in execution. And I think I need to thin my Konad stamping polish. And practice more with the sticky/squishy stampers because right now they are making me PSYCHOTIC!!
Where to buy this stuff? China Glaze is fairly easy to get a hold of and this is a popular shade. Konad stamping polish and plates are also easy to buy. I bought all these items at Nail Polish Canada.
NB: I purchased all these items myself. I have NO affiliation whatsoever with the polish/plate makers or websites discussed in this post.
Please check out the other September Is Stamping month participants!