I decided to try the stripes (P018) and I chose A England Rose Bower as I was wearing Cadillaquer Days Gone Bye (black with red glitter), and the dark pinky reds are similar enough I think to make this work. I thought it would be nice to try the stripes with this pretty glitter, just to see how it looked really, and I am pretty pleased with the finished result although I do keep thing Dennis the Menace!!
The stencils are fun to use. I had a couple of issues that I think it's worth mentioning. Lift the corners from the base paper before you start, they are a bit tricky to get hold of, even with tweezers and you don't want to mess up your nails :) also, I found you need to press them down pretty firmly and then paint straight away- on my very curvey nails they started to lift at the edges so don't decide to apply all 5 then paint - do one and then paint, then do the next. That's what worked for me anyway.
The last 2 pictures were taken yesterday and the light was awful, the others were taken this morning - not sunny but better light.
On the whole I am pleased with this mani, I wondered about doing one less stripe on the little finger as it's so small but I think it's OK and next time I use this stencil I am going to try them at an angle.
|Stripes using smART nail stencils|