Wednesday, May 18, 2016

These tentacles are coming for you!

Can we start by taking a minute for this uber cute tentacle image, from the new UberChic Nautical mini plate! I knew the second I saw this plate that was going to be my first mani. I think I have nothing like it in my collection

I debated whether I wanted to reverse stamp this and make it colorful, but after my last two frustrating mani's, I decided to keep it simple!
I went with one of my favorite unusual color combos. Firstly though, I had to google what color an octopus actually is! My octopus knowledge is clearly lacking, I only know of the blue ringed octopus, coming from OZ.

I ended up making decals for two of my nails, because I don't like to repeat the same image on every nail. I find it boring. So on my pinky and pointer I cut the decals into different positions, to what they were on the image plate.

The base color is China Glaze At Vase Value, a beautiful pale blue green. The stamping polish I love to pair with this base is, M Polish Fresh Perspective. It's a raspberry red metallic, really pretty but a bit sheer.

I really need to widen my stamping polish collection. I read an article recently on how to turn any polish into a stamping polish, by adding arrowroot powder to thicken it. I have it on my to buy list next time I go to the grocery store. I want to give it a try. I'm a bit skeptical, but it's worth a try.

Hope you like and will check out what I have coming up next. I feel a daisy mani coming on!

The UberChic Nautical mini plate is available for purchase here:

1 comment:

  1. These tentacles are very welcome to come for me :D