I decided I'd stay with the 2true Pro Metallica polishes, this time using Aglaia which is a lovely teal metallic, although it looks slightly more blue on the nail. I love purple and teal together.
Having decided to stay with similar polishes, I went for much more of a contrast with the stamping plate, selecting a very swirly pattern on Sugar Bubble SB 016 to go over the geometric lines from my purple striped mani.
The image I chose looks like it should not cover the whole nail but tail off to one side. It sort of worked on the thumb but my alignment wasn't great so it covered all the other nails, not that I mind - I still like the end result.
I need a bit more practice with this plate, I smudged a couple of fingers, I think I allowed the stamp to pick up slightly too much polish so I need to refine my scraping angle. The etching is a bit rough too and I did get some cotton fibres catching while I was cleaning, but luckily I spotted them before the next stamp.
Anyway, overall, the polish stamped well and the plate was pretty good - mental note made to vary the scraping angle to get the best images.
|Sugar Bubbles SB 016 and |
2true Pro Metallica Aglaia