Also… my Nail Polish Canada Great Polish Giveaway prize is scheduled to arrive tomorrow!!! I will not be able to sleep tonight! This is like epic Santa nail mail! Stay tuned as I am doing an unboxing video and posting pics and stuff!! <3
For my last stamped mani, I chose to repeat one of my first-ever stamping manicures from a year ago! I was determined to use the squishy stamper so that's what I did for all my nails except the ring finger (used my the small end of my Konad stamper for that nail).
I think it might be the plate causing the missing spots? I cleaned it in-between each stamping and there was no residual polish left on the stamper. This happened regardless of which stamper head I used (squishy one or firm Konad one). I was going to fill in the patchy spots with black polish but I wasn't up for that kind of detailed work! Especially since I wasn't wearing it long -- the next mani challenge starts tomorrow!
For this mani I used 2 coats of Julep's "Amy" (one of my fav Julep polishes!) and stamped with Konad's black stamping polish. I used 2 plates (see images below): Konad's M60 for the full-nail design, and Pueen's plate Pueen16 for the ring finger. I topped with Seche Vite.
Under LED light.
Indoors, bright daylight (no direct sun), near windows.
Outside, bright daylight, some direct sun… kinda sunset-ish. :)
Pueen16 stamping plate.
Konad's M60 plate (I've used this one 3 times this month!).
Overall, I like the aesthetic of this mani, I just wish the image would pick up properly. It's weird, on the stamper head it looks like it picks up and transfers completely -- but then there are patchy spots! I dunno.
Where to buy this stuff?? Julep polishes can be purchased on their website & at Sephora. Konad stamping plates & polish are easy to find, a lot of sites sell them.
NB: I purchased these items myself. I have NO affiliation whatsoever with the polish/product makers and websites discussed in this post.
Please check out the other September Is Stamping Month participants! It's been a lovely month, thank you to everyone who participated!!! <3
The October one starts tomorrow! It's the "Amazing Autumn Mani Challenge" and will be hosted by the lovely Lady Loves Lacquer -- so please go read up on her post about it and let her know if you will be participating! I definitely am and have the perfect polish picked out for Day 1!