Hi loves! Day 6 of this challenge and we are slowly working ourselves towards the more "themed" challenges. I must say I am still kinda anxious about the water marble so maybe I should practice before the challenge day is really here ;-).
Recently I orderd some flocking powder on eBay and I received it this week. When I unpucked I saw this cute lilac/purple color and I decided to use it for today's theme! I also wanted to do something extra with it and decided to do a striping tape pattern too.
I started by painting all my nails with a base of El Corazon Kaleidoscope F-14, a purple metallic polish. This was opaque in 1 easy coat and dried quickly! After it dried enough I used 3 strips of striping tape on my middle finger and pinky to create a pattern. I painted over it using Barry M Prickly Pear (it was an exact match to my flocking powder) and used a pair of tweezers do dab flocking powder over the wet nailpolish. It stuck to the nail firmly and easily and after it dried a bit I could easily swipe over it to remove the excess. I did the same, minus the striping tape, to my index and ringfinger.
Doesn't it look adorable? I did these just for the challenge but I think this might be great for a night out! The blue color that came in the set is SO gorgeous and bright and royal, I'll definitely try this again.
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Loqi's manicure - A stamped, striped gradient
Did you know purple is my favourite colour? Now you do ;) For today's challenge I thought I would go with some stamping. It's not the most complicated form of nail art, but I really enjoy it.
As a base for this manicure I used Essence Thelma, from the nail art twins line. When that was dry I used China Glaze Harmony with bm plate 319 to stamp a striped pattern. I didn't stamp the entire pattern, I kind of put it on halfway so that it made a kind of gradient effect.
Sadly in the first picture the stripes make my nails look kind of wonky because I couldn't get the stamp completely straight. It didn't look as crooked in real life though. I really liked how this turned out, the metallic made a really striking contrast against the crème and from a distance it really looked like a kind of gradient.