Thursday, 26 March 2015

A2Z Series - T is for Texture

I was delighted when I saw that the T in the A2Z challenge was for texture! I love textured polish so it was a great excuse to get a couple out for this week's mani.
I've seen other ladies do textured gradients, so that's what I decided to do.
I bought all the Avon Stardust textured polishes when they were on offer just before Christmas and so far I have only used one, the stunning Silver Crystals.
I have a complete love of purple and teal together so for my gradient I chose Polished Plum, a deep dark purple, and Teal Glitter which is a a beautiful dark teal. These two seem to be a finer grain than the Silver Crystals but still very sparkly and I love them- what could be better than dark, textured and sparkly!
I am not 100% sure my gradient looks as perfect as it should but I love the 2 colours so much that I don't really mind.
I was really pleased with this but I did think maybe it needed something more, so of course I had to stamp over it. I used Essence Stampy 001 and UberChic Beauty UC1-03.
I love the contrast of the smooth crisp white over the dark textured sparkly polish and this Uberchic image is so pretty. In fact I should mention I really love my UberChic plates, I have used them so many times since I got them and they are fantastic!!
I did take some pictures without a top coat but the Essence really does need a top coat to seal it so I have top coated them. I think I'd need a couple more coats to make a completely smooth finish but I like that I can still see and feel the texture.
I am so happy with this mani, you can probably guess that as there are loads of pics!!
Avon Stardust Polished Plum and Teal Glitter
A2Z Series - T is for texture
Avon Stardust Polished Plum and Teal Glitter 
Avon Stardust Polished Plum and Teal Glitter
 Avon Stardust Polished Plum and Teal Glitter
 Avon Stardust Polished Plum and Teal Glitter
 Avon Stardust Polished Plum and Teal Glitter

UberChic UC1-03
T is for Texture -
gradient stamped with UberChic UC1-03 no topcoat
 UberChic UC1-03
 UberChic UC1-03

UberChic UC1-03
T is for Texture -
gradient stamped with UberChic UC1-03 and top coated
 UberChic UC1-03
 UberChic UC1-03



5 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! I've not tried the UberChic plates before x

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    1. thanks :) I really like them, some quite unusual images xx

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  2. This is lush! I've not tried UberChic plates before either, but they look like they stamp great x

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    1. thank you! I am really impressed with them xx

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  3. ALL THE PICTURES! Those Azature polishes are gorgeous, I wish I had picked some up in the sale. UberChic plates look great, I can't keep up with all the awesome stamping plates out there so I think I need to live through you!

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