Friday, January 4, 2013

Before & After: Barielle Jess' Champagne Toast


Oh yes oh yes oh yes today is my very most favorite prompt of the 31 Day Challenge (NOT)!! You guessed it, it's pink day!


Putting the drama aside, lol, my feelings for pink are still not positive, but I have become more positive toward it than I used to be, and I even own a few pinks these days. But no, it's still not a prompt I greet with great enthusiasm.

So you won't be surprised that I chose to use it as an accent color, and chose a nice purple for my base, Barielle's Jess' Champagne Toast, which is a frosty lilacy-lavendar color with pink microglitter that doesn't show up in the pictures or in real life well, unfortunately:

Barielle Jess' Champagne Toast

Barielle Jess' Champagne Toast, direct sun

Next, I stamped on it using Bundle Monster plate BM209, and Ana Hickman Escandalo, a pink I actually do like that was sent to me by my friend Janaina. Finally, I used my dotting tool to put Nina Ultra Pro Purple Xing, a darker purple glitter, over some of the dots:

So what to you think? I like it, other than the gritty look of Jess' Champagne Toast. I hoped that the glitter from the Purple Xing would somehow make the other glitter look more like glitter and less like grit, but it didn't quite work. However, other than that, I love the design, and I even love the pink!! :)

Thanks for looking, and please check out the other pink manicures, linked below. :)



  1. How clever! I love that you altered some of the dots. This came out really nice!

  2. This is a super cute mani! Love the stamping!

  3. I love how you used the pink as a detail, gorgeous x

    1. Thanks so much...I'm easing myself into pink more and more, lol...:)

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    1. Thanks! I love side stamping as a way to show the base polish but spice it up. :)


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