Friday, May 4, 2012

Grape Juice and Silver Sweep on DRK-A

I decided to do silver spider webs on this manicure, and ring finger accent of the paw prints. I think I did pretty good considering it was windy out again. Grape Juice is so pretty, I was going to top it with Full Spectrum of the China Glaze Prismatic collection, but I decided it was so lovely on its own that I went without adding the glitterbomb. China Glaze has an outstanding formula, I really enjoy using their nail lacquer. It doesn’t always work well for water marbling, but as a base manicure for stamping it’s great.

I was surprised as how much I liked it, it reminded me of Spoiled Are Mermaids Real, but that is a darker purple in my opinion and it’s not a dupe for this polish. I really think the stamping makes it look really striking. I am glad I finally have the DRK-A plate, it’s not too difficult to use, and I’m already getting used to having to swipe the card across it and lift up the card before it gets the excess polish into the next design. Not too hard, but I still have to clean up the plate with a cotton pad after each stamping. I hope you  like this manicure. I used two coats of Grape Juice and it’s got great coverage, I didn’t think it needed a third coat.






It was bothering me so I went and pulled out Are Mermaids Real from Spoiled and took a photograph of it with the two polishes together, just to see how close they are and it turns out the only difference is that Are Mermaids Real has gold shimmer while the China Glaze has a silver shimmer. I thought that it was worth adding to this entry because it's so close as you can see from the photograph. Also I added Full Spectrum to my existing manicure. Hope you don't mind the edit and added photographs, it nagged at me after I'd posted so I thought it was worth adding.






Thank you for looking! I hope to bring you more stamping news as it comes! Happy polishing!

8 comments:

  1. Cool spider webs! This looks great. :)

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    1. I think it turned out pretty good too, thanks Liesl! :D

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  2. I love the spider web! The base color is very pretty too. I'm a sucker for purple polish, I can never have too many purples.

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    1. Thank you Emily! I think its a great purple, I was very impressed with it! :) And the webs were easy to stamp!

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  3. New follower Pam! :) Glad to find your blog. I lurve me some stamping ;) (ck out my blog if you would).
    :cathug:

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    1. Absolutely! Wow! You're incredible with konad! Awesome blog! How could I NOT follow you? Thanks for sharing it with me NailsIT!

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  4. That purple is stunning and the spider webs give it a lovely effect. Great mani x :-)

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    1. Thanks! I really love this image plate, it's fantastic! I can't wait to use the spider web image for Halloween! :D

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