Calvin & Joe snuggling:
(I got 2 more kitties but those are for another day!)
Today's mani is actually all about birdies! It was a tricky one, I couldn't find an image that worked, fit, looked right. I ended up going with lovebirds… birdies delivering love letters!
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This mani was tricky! I couldn't find the right image to use! The one I wanted to use (birds on a wire) turned out to be way too big for my nails and looked ridiculous. I tried others but they looked just… wrong. I dunno. I finally settled on this one. Never thought of putting these 2 colours together but I like how it turned out!
Base colour is Cirque's Cape Liz -- a really shimmery/glittery dusty blue grey. I love it! I stamped with Konad's red stamping polish. I used Cheeky plate CH53 (see image below) and used the larger end of the Konad double-ended stamper.
Under LED light.
Macro under LED light.
Indoors, bright daylight (no direct sun), near windows.
Outside, bright daylight (no direct sun).
Cheeky stamping plate CH53.
I really like how this turned out despite how frustrated I was with the other images I tried. I was just going to do one accent nail but ended up stamping them all. Super cute image & perfect for Valentine's Day. :)
Where to buy this stuff?? Cirque polishes can be bought from a lot of different distributors or from their website. I just checked a few of their distributors and Cape Liz is in stock at Harlow & Co (based in Canada, ships internationally) - everyone else seems to be out of stock! The Cheeky plates I bought on Amazon and I know they are easy to get. Konad stamping polish is also fairly easy to get and a lot of places stock it.
NB: I have purchased these products myself. I have NO affiliation with the polish/product makers or websites discussed in this post!
Please check out the other September Is Stamping Month participants -- some really beautiful manis going on!