Hi loves! Today I have something fun to share: my first attempt at a leadlight manicure. The leadlight technique means you stamp with black over a white or creme base, and then use colored jelly polishes to paint parts of your stamping design. Because jellies are so sheer, they won't show up on your black lines meaning you can basically use your nails as a coloring book.
Ready to see how it went for me?
To color my pattern, I grabbed Cirque Colors Dear Dahlia. I didn't really know what other shades I could use from stash besides the Kontiki collection from Cirque Colors, though there are 2 Dance Legend Aquarelle Top polishes on their way so I'll have to test those :). While the Cirque Colors shade is sheer enough, there's shimmer in there that does show on black. I also didn't want to use the blue or greenish shade since it didn't fit the pattern, which is why I kept it quite simple with just a pop of color.
Even though it isn't too original or colorful, I still quite like the look. Honestly though.. the black & white look is even prettier in my opinion!
Have you ever tried the leadlighting technique? And what do you think of my first attempt? Tell me in the comments!