Monday, 18 May 2015

A Little More Geometry - Literary Lacquers Cast From Stormhold

Hi Goddesses

Today's mani is an extra from Digit-al Dozen DOES Geometry Week, and features the stunning Literary Lacquers Cast From Stormhold on base.

I don't really know why this didn't make the cut.  I think I found the overall design a little less colourful than the others, even though the stamping is probably sharper than in some of the manis I did choose.

I splodged the base with a little bit of OPI Parlez Vous OPI and Grace-Full Nail Polish Maddison.

I then used Fashionista plate 04 from MoYou for the stamping, and I'm really impressed with how well this stamp stamped.

Ah, the purpleness!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Digit-al Dozen DOES Geometic - Little Fluffy Tips

Hi Goddesses

And welcome to the last day of Digit-al Dozen Week!  I still have a couple of other manis I haven't posted (told you I loved this theme lol) so stay tuned for them over the next couple of weeks.

Today features a mani which did NOT turn out how I expected, but accidentally gave a really cool twist to my stamping.

The base is the adorable Little Fluffy Clouds from Indigo Bananas, and the goal was to stamp in a blue and white mush-up using Uber Chic 1-03.  However, my polishes just didn't merge on the stamping plate, and at first I thought I had a great big fail.

Turns out, what I ended up with was somewhere between a half-and-half and a cool twist on french tips.  I wish I'd realised what I was doing sooner, because I much prefer the nails that look more like coloured tips!  Oh well, there will be another attempt soon :)

I hope you've enjoyed this Digit-al Dozen Week.  MoYou just released some awesome Illusion plates FULL of geometric patterns, and I can't wait to wear those.  Geometric will be back soon!  Lol.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Digit-al Dozen DOES Geometric - Grace-Full Pavillions!

Hi Goddesses

Today I have a variation on yesterday's Uber Chic pattern.  This time I chose to stamp WITH colour rather than over it.

A few weeks ago, when I reviewed the glorious pastels from Grace-Full Nail Polish, I thought they were opaque enough to stamp with, but didn't have the time to test my theory.

This time I did, and picked Maria, Jacinta and Margaret.  

As you can see, they stamped admirably, and the only flaw with the mani is where it picked up some older colours on the stamp.  It took me 2 nails to realise, but I didn't have the heart to start again!

Don't forget to check out my other lovely ladies - 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Digit-al Dozen DOES Geometric - Indigo Bananas Pastel Pavillions!

Hi Goddesses

Another day, another mani featuring the gorgeous new pastel polishes from Indigo Bananas.

In this one, Cherry Blossom Roads and Saffron Revolution have made a beautiful smooth gradient baby :)  What I wasn't prepared for was how the shimmers in the polishes would play off each other, and how in the light I got a polish gradient AND a shimmer gradient.

The stamp is one from Uber Chic 2-01 which comes in an "empty" version (coming soon to a leadlighting post near you) and this semi-filled version.

I liked the drama of the black over the soft sorbet girlyness, and for me, this the ultimate geometric pattern, what I always think of when someone mentions geometric patterns.  And why pavillions?  Well, it reminds me a little of the domed rooves of pavillions so  ..... lol

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Digit-al Dozen DOES Geometric - Indigo Bananas Is A Star

Hi Goddesses

If you read my review of Indigo Bananas's Spring 2015 Collection at the weekend, you'll be in no doubt about how much I loved it AND the brand.  

Today's mani is a mash-up featuring the green and blue polishes from that collection - The Land of Green Ginger and  Little Fluffy Clouds.

Because these polishes aren't super opaque, I did this gradient by just painting the blue on top of the green (you can see a more traditional gradient later in the week) - by the time the stamping was done, you couldn't see the join, and it looks for all the world like a normal gradient.

The stamp I adore.  It's from Uber Chic 2-02 and just looks phenomenal - I think this one will be getting plenty of outings this summer.

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