The original mani was the negative space lacy nails, where the contrast was all wrong, the negative spaces too stained and the old stamper was not picking the images up clearly - plenty of reasons to redo.
I decided I ought to do justice to the Messy Mansion plate so I am using the same plate, MM44 and the same image.
This time around, no bare nails! I started with a base of Nails Inc Basil Street, a lovely warm nude, so the effect is the same but no stains! I chose to use a creme polish rather than a holo so that I had a really crisp image and having had some success with Avon Classic Fit a couple of weeks ago I decided I'd use that again.
And of course I now have my Creative Shop stamper, which picks up perfectly almost every time.
I have never worn a french mani, apart from the last time I did this, so the dark tips look very alien to me, but I wandered around just with the tips done for a while before stamping and the look was growing on me. Once completed I do think the tips still look very dark as the colour is obviously more intense than where it is stamped - maybe I should have tried to apply the polish more thinly, or even find a slightly lighter shade but on the whole I think this is a lot better than the time before.
I think the Avon Classic Fit denim shade goes really nicely with the nude base, so all in all I am pleased with this.
A2Z Series - R is for Redo
Messy Mansion MM44, Avon Classic Fit
and Nails Inc Basil Street