Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stamping Skittle in Black and White

Hello gorgeous! Sorry this post is so late, it's been a crazy week. Everyone has been sick in my house, myself included. But that doesn't mean my nails need to suffer, right? As a pick-me-up, I decided to use my new Mega (L) by ILNP, and to follow through with this month's theme of stamping, I did a stamping skittle.

I unfortunately didn't stop and think to get a macro of Mega (L), and I'm really kicking myself for it. Now that I have a very present sun, I really should get pics of the holo...

Speaking of pics, I only got one after final cleanup. Please forgive me, as I've been horribly ill... But I did get a few of the pics from before final cleanup (aka the pics I take before I realize I'm not quite done with cleanup yet...), and I'll share one of those as well. 

Pic (of my right hand) before final cleanup. Surprisingly not my favorite hand. Usually my left hand does a better job than my right (because I'm much more careful and tend to take my time), but I guess it was a bad day.

Pic (of my left hand) after final cleanup. Ah, much better!
To get this look, I laid down a base of Sinful Colors' Snow Me White, then did two layers of Mega (L) by ILNP. I then stamped using Black on Black and a few different stamping plates:
  • Gals' GA14 for the dots, 
  • GA21 for the thick lines on my thumb and right index finger.
  • Mash 46 for the thin stripes
  • Mash 38 for the checks
  • Bundle Monster's BM-201 for the chevron
I also used my new VAGA stamper. I'm unsure if the quality (or rather, the lack thereof) of the stamping is due to Black on Black or the stamper. Black on Black is not a stamping polish, and it leaves much to be desired. I REALLY need to get my hands on some stamping polishes! But just in case, I went and purchased another VAGA stamper as a part of a set, because I like the stamper itself, but it has a defect. I'll also be contacting the seller with my issue, which is that the stamper isn't smooth. It has a couple of indents and I'm pretty sure it's causing the stamper to be unable to grab everything from the plate. I'm going to keep playing with it though, and see if more conditioning and priming can help. But if all else fails, I have my backups.

Do you have a favorite and trusty stamper? What are your favorite plates? Within my Month of Stamping, did you learn anything that will help you in the future?  Please remember to subscribe, and you can find me on IG as @pinkiesforapennyI hope you have a wonderful week, and I'll see you next Thursday! Ta-ta!

25 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Hope you feel better soon, hun!

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  2. Pretty! My favorite stamper is Winstonia and as for plates I like Pueen

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  3. I love the graphic simplicity of this

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  4. Very pretty. The silver and black go great together.

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  5. I love the edgy graphic feel! Black on Black has never failed me and is actually my go-to polish for testing plates! My favorite stamper is Winstonia's squishy firm though I have heard good things about Messy Mansions stampers. Hope you feel better soon!

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  6. It might be my stamper. I sent a return/refund request to Amazon. I wish they'd just replace it though, it's such a great stamper otherwise.

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  7. Thank you! I really wish I'd gotten a pic of the holo coming through though.

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  8. I just got my first Pueen set and HOLY cow I love it! I'm thinking I need to buy more... So many more...

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  9. Thank you! I'm pretty thrilled too :D

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  10. Totally in love with this - I LOVE all the patterns!!! Gorgeous!

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  11. Thank you!! I wore them for waaay too long :)

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  12. This is gorgeous, a lovely combination of holo and stamping!

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  13. this looks great....love stamping over holo <3

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  14. Love how this mani turned out. I brought my stamper from Winstonia, they're plates are also some of my favorites. Mo You London plates are also amazing.

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  15. I like your skittles mani! I have left my SC Black on Black open for a little bit to thicken up, and I find it's great for stamping, although I have no experience with actual stamping polish so I can't really compare. My new fave stamper is MoYou London's rectangular marshmallow one. It's awesome!

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  16. Someone recommended Kleancolor, so I just ordered a set that's been in my wishlist for a few months.

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  17. I have a set of Winstonia, I think the holiday set. They're great plates, and I need to get more :)

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  19. luv this mani.. n I luv holos :-)
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