Today's theme in the New 31 Days Challenge is an easy one: stamping. Hey, I don't believe I actually said that! Not very long ago I barely knew what I was suppose to do with those metal thingies, and now I consider it the easy part? Well, I am not as good nor as creative as Laurie the Queen of stamping (and gradient!) but with practice and will I am getting better every time. In fact, today's stamping is an important landmark for me. It's not complicated or anything but it does include a pattern I have tried dozens of times before with no success. Today I decided to tackle it again, and I am glad to say I won. You might not understand my big "hoo-ha" about it, especially since my color combo is lame but I am liking it nevertheless!
So I started with Color Club - Revvvolution, a linear holographic gun metal polish. It is very pretty. It may not be as sparkling as let's say the recent color club holographic polishes, but it is rich and gorgeous. I used 2 coats of a nicely flowing formulated polish that dried real quick on my nails and has a lovely although subtle holo effect. Then I used 2 coats of top coat. No, it wasn't necessary for the smoothing. Revvvolution is smooth and rather sparkly without any top. But I had learned from my friend Silver the bestest tip for stamping: use some nice layer of top coat before stamping. This way if you messed the stamp up, you only have to lightly pass a cotton pad with polish remover on the nail and wipe the stamp without hurting the polish! I really need to thank Silver for this one. You have no idea how many manis were saved by that tip!!!
I stamped half my nail using China Glaze Devotion and DRK-A plate and I even managed to line the stamp straight across my nails. Now that's definitely a first. I am so proud of myself!
Ok, ok, enough with the blabber. Enjoy the pics (I hope you do!) and don't forget to check the other participants of the challenge!