Anyway - I went for the safer option of double stamping Kleancolor Metallic Yellow and Pink with Apipila Super Plate B over the matte flakie Girly Bits Must. Resist. and of course the advantage of this method is that you can wear the mani with one layer of stamping and then add the second layer - the perfect excuse for not trying harder to master this double processed method. Maybe I'll try again in the cold winter months!
OK, so I started with a coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather and then added a coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics Must. Resist. I love flakies but a BLUE flakie that is sometime a bit purple and sometimes a bit tealy, well that has to be flakey perfection doesn't it.
And, what could be better than a blue flakie? a blue flakie matted! I added a coat of Avon Destination Peach matte top coat. This top coat has a bit of a peachy shimmer to it, sometimes it doesn't really work but this time I think it looks great, so velvety.
Then the stamping started. Having given up on the double processed route I used Kleancolor Metallic Yellow and Apipila Super Plate B, choosing a nice open design so that the flakies were still visible.
Then I added a second layer using Kleancolor Metallic Pink and the same image, making sure that randomly it did not line up with the first layer!
I really like the overlapping that I got and was delighted that I could still see the flakies too.
I top coated it but it looked better before so I added another coat of the Avon matte top coat. I love how this ended up, the metallic polishes, the matte shimmer and the flakies - so pretty!!
|Girly Bits Must.Resist.|
|Girly Bits Must.Resist. matte|
|Kleancolor Metallic Yellow and Apipila Super Plate B|
| Kleancolor Metallic Yellow and Pink|
with Apipila Super Plate B