Black & White Challenge – Day 1

I felt like I was getting into a nail routine of “polish on – polish off”, so I decided to try my hand at this challenge. What pulled me in, is that I won’t have to post a challenge mani daily… this means I can experiment in peace and wear my beloved colourful nails in the mean time.

Here’s my entry for Day 1 – Black on White.

This was a true challenge for me. I haven’t done whole-nail stamping in ages. Lesson learned — choose a more opaque black polish. 😛

This was three coats of GOSH Vanilla Ice — a sheer but very sparkly white glass fleck polish. Still VNL at three coats and I usually use this polish as an effect top coat, but decided to try it on its own today. It has these really pretty pastel multicoloured sparkles going for it. 🙂

I imagine at one coat, this is also a gorgeous French mani topper. Not my style though, so haven’t tried that. 😉

Then I stamped it using one of the older Bundle Monster plates and a random black nail art polish, which was just a bit too sheer for the design to come out crisp.

This was every so slightly too blingy for my taste, so I added a matte top coat, which created an overall satiny wallpaper effect that you can see in the topmost picture. Quite like it now. 🙂

You can find more information on the challenge, plus all the bloggers playing along HERE. 🙂

MLV.

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