Why have I waited so long to use this plate?!?! I'm kicking myself because when I saw these images I knew I wanted to use them ASAP. Unfortunately when I ordered these plates from Vivid Lacquer the pre-order manufacturing was plagued by problems which meant I didn't get my plates for a significant period of time. By then the lust had died down a bit in my soul at least until I saw a really cool manicure done by Mariane Faliguski. When I saw that I went, pardon my french, ape-shit. Lol. I wanted to recreate this look so badly I could barely contain myself. I went hunting around my polish stash until I found just the right colors and the rest as they say is history...
Basecoat/Topcoat: Duri Rejuvacote / Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat
Base colors: Wet N' Wild Black Cream, Rica Whiteout (base for gradient)
Gradient: Sinful Colors Baby Blues, China Glaze Pink Plumeria, and Banana Republic Milly Collection Pastel Yellow
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas #1, 11, 16, 24, and 55
Stamping plate: Vivid Lacquer VL 024
My mani is definitely not a total replica because I preferred the idea of the bubbles blowing through he nails at angles rather than filling up the scene. What I really love though is the contrast of light and dark in this mani and how truly pigmented and opaque my polishes from Mundo de Unas are. Yeah you just can't go wrong with these precious babies can you? Even the black is super rich!
I also tried mattifying this mani as you can see above and I liked that result as well!
So what do you think? Are you over the blowing bubbles/flowers mani's yet? I know I'm not! Doing this nail art gave me a great idea for yet another cool design incorporating some elements of this mani. I really am so happy with how this turned out. You can find Vivid Lacquer plates here. Mundo de Unas stamping polishes are currently pretty much sold out however there are several resellers offering her polishes in the UK and Australia (see Stamping Supplies under Mundo de Unas). Thanks so much for reading and see you next post...