Monday, 13 February 2012

Anti - Valentine

Hi Goddesses

I have been wanting to do an anti-Valentines mani for a couple of weeks now, but the stampers kept voting against me lol.  Finally, finally, I decided what I wanted to do, and created this - a Goth's Valentine mani.

This is 2 coats of OPI Black Onyx, sponged over 50% of the nail with Pure Ice Kiss Me Here (a medium dark grey), dabbed in places with Nicky Minaj / OPI Metallic 4 Life and then stamped with Konad red polish and BM02.  You can't easily tell in in all the photos, but the stamp is hot red lips.

Phew!  That's a long list of ingredients.  If it's not totally obvious by now, I have fallen in love with sponging.  It instantly adds another dimension as well as allowing you to regress to the joy of a 3 yr old plonking with a potato.

I digress .....  I almost wish I had taken a photo of this before I put the lips on, because it looked FIERCE.   The most interesting thing was how the grey looked matte after the sponging, and then Metallic 4 Life glossed it back up AND made it go black.  Seriously, this was perfect underwear for a galaxy mani.

This was a bugger to photograph, and I'm slightly disappointed the lips don't look more prominent.  It's the first time I've used a proper Konad polish, and I had no idea how thick it was.  I was thus primed for stamping perfection .... guess I shouldn't have tried to stamp over a black galaxy.

Ho hum, I am still loving this in a black and twisted way.   It perhaps just needs a dash of barbed wire or a safety pin to make it perfectly Goth :)

Enjoy xx  :)
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