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Some stamping

Hi everyone!

If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed my recent success with stamping – I had tried a lot of times before, always failing miserably. It seems like I have finally found some equipment that works for me and today I would like to show you my first two stamping manicures that are actually presentable.

First is a purple stamping manicure for which I used the following:

  • Base colour: OPI Planks a lot
  • Stamping colour: Zoya Lael
  • B. loves plates B.03 mind blown stamping plate
  • B. loves plates scraper
  • B. loves plates stamper
  • Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat

Stamping B loves plates Zoya Lael OPI Planks a lot

For my second stamping below I used the following:

  • Base colour: P2 030 Shades of Rose (Pretty 60’s LE)
  • Stamping colour: Manhattan Grasshopper Cocktail 08S
  • Accent nail: ILNP Electric Circus (H)
  • B. loves plates B.03 mind blown stamping plate
  • B. loves plates scraper
  • B. loves plates stamper
  • Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat

Stampin P2 Shades of Rose // Manhattan Grasshopper Cocktail Stampin P2 Shades of Rose // Manhattan Grasshopper Cocktail

I am really happy with the outcome even though it can certainly be improved. Here are my little helpers in action:

B. loves plates stamping equipment 1234

Thanks so much for stopping by! Do you like stamping?

 

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Rdl Mint, Myself and I plus ILNP Paradox

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was good, went to see the opening of the “Sommer Köln” Festival yesterday which was pretty impressive. I hope that the weather will finally be like summer next week though, to me it still feels a bit chilly for the end of June!

Anyway! What I have for you today is a beautiful mint-y nail polish from the German drugstore brand RdL (Rival de Loop) called Mint, Myself and I and on top one coat of the ultrachrome flakie polish Paradox from ILNP.

RdL Mint, Myself and I is a beautiful light mint-green with tiny shimmer flakes. This polish is from a limited edition collection (August 2014) with nail polishes that are supposed to have a gel-like finish. The shimmer is almost invisible on the nail. I used 2 coats for the pictures below, but only because I knew I was going to put a topper on it. You can see that I still have a visible nail line (pinky), so for full opacity I recommend 3 coats at least. The polish dries nice and shiny, really kind of like a “gel-finish”. The pictures without the topper are actually also without top coat so you can see how shiny the finish is.

ILNP Paradoxal consists of ultrachrome flakies that shift colour between teal, blue, violet, pink and fuchsia, in a clear base. Layering it over a pastel base is something I saw a lot on Instagram recently, and I loved how it makes these ultrachrome flakies look totally different.

I don’t know whether it was the combination of the two or one of them especially, but I wore this combo for 5 days without any tip wear or chipping! This is a record for me I think, usually any nail polish starts chipping on my left index finger after 3 days max. So I was very surprised and will keep this combo in mind for a holiday trip or something, where you want to wear something that lasts a long time without looking worn or chipped.

Rdl Mint, Myself and I Rdl Mint, Myself and I

Rdl Mint, Myself and I plus ILNP Paradox Rdl Mint, Myself and I plus ILNP Paradox

Do you like this combination of a lighter base with ultrachrome flakies on top? I loved it and will do it again soon – maybe with a pale lavender base 🙂

Have a great start into the new week, and enjoy the sun!

ILNP – Cygnus Loop (H)

Hi all!

Today I have another beautiful ILNP nail polish for you – the holograhic version (H) of Cygnus Loop. Outside of the nail polish world, “Cygnus Loop” is actually the name of the most beautiful supernove remnant that looks like a dazzling blob of several colours. Now, isn’t that a great name for this beautiful nail polish then?! 🙂

We have here another (ultra-) multichrome nail polish that has a holographic finish. It has a purple base that changes into pink, dark purple, blue or rusty orange depending on the lighting. Additionally, it has a holographic finish, so you know what that means when the sunlight hits it… multichrome and holographic beauty all in one!

I’m really in love with Cygnus Loop (H), and I got a lot of compliments for it! It was opaque after two coats, application was good, and I wore it 2 days until I had some minor tip wear. I wore it with a coat of Seche Vite on top. Now to the pictures!

ILNP - Cygnus Loop (H)  ILNP - Cygnus Loop (H) ILNP - Cygnus Loop (H) ILNP - Cygnus Loop (H)

ILNP - Cygnus Loop (H)

If you are in Germany like me, you have a couple of options to purchase ILNP. I bought mine from NailLand, where Masquerade (H) is 12,30€ a bottle. Shipping is free for orders >75€ (if under 2kg, otherwise >100€) and there are no customs problems. You can also purchase ILNP on their own website or at Hypnoticpolish though.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day!