Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Before & After: Peek-a-boo!

(Polish sent for review)

Hello!

Today I have a quick mani for you that was almost a disaster, but that turned itself around!

I started with Barielle First Class Ticket, a bright sky blue creme:


Barielle First Class Ticket


Then I dabbed on a coat of Barielle Amethyst, a dusty lavender glitter:



Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket


Then I thought it'd be fun to do some stamping over the glitter so the gitter would peek out. I stamped on my middle finger with Konad white, using MoYou London Kaleidoscope 04 (you can see my full review for that plate here). The look was waaay bolder than I thought it would be, and I knew it wasn't going to look right with the same stamping over all my fingers...so I decided to leave my index finger unstamped, and stamped my ring and pinkie using Barielle First Class Ticket:



Peek-a-boo glitter stamping!

MoYou London Kaleidoscope 04

MoYou London Kaleidoscope 04

Love that peek-a-boo glitter


I absolutely love the way this came out! The more subtle blue allows the white stamping to pop in a good way, with the right amount of bam! I think this is a fun, edgy way to wear spring colors and I didn't want to take it off. :)

Do you have any of the kaleidoscope plates?

Happy Polishing,
M.


35 comments:

  1. That blue you used here is gorgeous! Really like the after of the nail art :)

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    1. Thank you! I was really worried there for a minute, lol!! :)

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  2. I don't have any of those plates. First Class Ticket is a beautiful blue!

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    1. You can do a similar thing with other designs--this would be beautiful with henna-type patterns! :)

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  3. i love the kaleidoscope plates from moyou :)

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    1. I'm loving them more and more and more...:)

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  4. I love it! I don't own any kaleidoscope plates but I definitely want too!

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    1. You could totally do this with other patterns, too. No limits! To infinity and beyond!

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  5. I love how it turned out and Barielle First Class Ticket looks pretty as a stamping polish!

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    1. Isn't it great!? I love a double-duty polish like that, lol.

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  6. Great idea to stamp over a glitter topper !

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    1. Thank you! It's tricky to get it right, but I'm learning. :)

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  7. I'm not a huge fan of that glitter. I think they are way to big and they don't spread out super nice. But you saved it with the stamping.

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    1. It was my least favorite from that collection, I admit. I'm not fond of one-note glitters, but in this case it really worked. :)

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  8. That turned out well. Come do my nails next! I love the subtlety of the ring and pinkie fingers with the blue stamping. This is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much! Do you live in CA? I'll be right over! ;-)

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  9. Ooo great mani - I love the stamping over the glitter. I feel like these glitters are "out of fashion" but I still have a soft spot for them and great to see them used in a mani like this.

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    1. Yes! They were the first glitters that came out, back in the day...so I guess that makes this a retro glitter, lol!

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  10. Gorg blue! Love how this turned out too!

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  11. I love that shade of blue so much and the stamping looks really so awesome!

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    1. It really is a great blue. And thank you!

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  12. Barielle is one of my favorite brands. Their cremes are perfect.

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    1. Agree 100%. I love their stuff and I'm so glad they're doing glitters again...:)

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  13. Goooorgeous. I love how you stamped over it and just MADE it work.
    You showed it who the boss was, and it was EPIC!

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