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So hearts. I have SO MANY heart images/plates. But I was eager to try the Messy Mansion one (MM31).
Well, here we go!
Messiest train wreck stamping ever! I'm really not sure what to say. I redid these nails a few times and they still came out looking like crap. I'm not sure if it's the plate, the polish, the stamper -- I dunno. It just wasn't working out AT ALL. I did not have fun with this. It's just bad in all kinds of ways. And then I cut my pinky on the plate so anytime polish remover touched it, ouch!
What did I use? For the base, Enchanted Polish's "September 2013". For stamping polish I used Julep's "Padma" (a *gorgeous* rich purple, so pretty!). For stamping plates, I used all 4 full-nail designs on the Messy Mansion plate MM31 for fingers & the single "heartbeat" image on the Bundle Monster plate BM-411 on my thumb. I used the pink end of the Konad double-ended stamper and a white squishy rectangular one from Vivid Lacquer. By the end I was getting a little nutty so I can't say which worked and which didn't. :/ I topped with Seche Vite.
Under LED light.
Macro of thumb under LED light (I did macros of the other nails but they looked so bad I deleted them). This didn't pick up the beginning of the heartbeat so missing the "Q" of the "QRS". *boo*
Indoors, bright daylight (no direct sun), near windows.
Outside, bright daylight (no direct sun).
Messy Mansion plate MM31. I used the 4 full-nail images (clockwise from top: pinky, ring finger, index finger, middle finger).
Bundle Monster plate BM-411, heartbeat image used on thumb.
So yeah, this mani was a total fail. It just wasn't working and I tried a few times. I wasn't even going to post it but I wanted to stay true to the challenge -- plus, I think it's good to show people new to stamping that not every image/plate/plan works out -- stamping is hard! Some days are good and other days you want to kill people! It's not an impossible art -- it can be really fun. But I think some bloggers/YouTube videos make it look super simple so when newbies get a major fail they throw in the towel a bit too early. Not all your manis will be perfect and that's OK!! Keep at it!
As for where to buy this stuff… Enchanted Polish is hard to get a hold of, it's low in supply and high in demand. I had to buy this shade off a sale/swap page (& paid well-above retail). The Julep shade is much easier to get (presently available on the Julep website). The Messy Mansion plate, I bought from her Etsy site (she also has a website and some of her plates are available through Nail Polish Canada -- though this one is presently sold out everywhere). The Bundle Monster plate (BM-411) is available individually or in the "Create Your Own" plate set. They are sold out on Nail Polish Canada's page but are in stock directly from Bundle Monster.
NB: I purchased all these items 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.