These polishes felt a lot more goopy when working with them than they did on the plastic swatchsticks (from more watery on the sticks to thicker jelly on the nails), and I didn't expect to enjoy using them as much as I did :) They were so easy to work with! I started with a pale grey base and stamped with black, but then I quickly found out that the polishes can smudge the black a little, so I applied some top coat first. It's very well possible that it had to do with the black I used, the Konad black stamping polish is so pigmented, it easily smudges and stains. Either way, using top coat in between solved that!
The polishes have a small brush, and can be used for the coloring straight from the bottle, but I went for slanted, flat nail art brushes to fill in the corners easier. Even when used on the smooth top coat base, they didn't flow out as much as I thought they would, yet they can easily be blended on the nail. That wasn't my intention and I ended up with some accidental blends, but it's good to know for next time, heh. But that did give me an idea, and I cheated a little: I received the turquoise and purple, the blue was created by mixing the 2 on my placemat. The mixed result had some airbubbles (this really isn't your standard polish formula), but I didn't have problems with using the mix on my nails. I wish I had all colors, you could do so much cool things with them! The result looks like glass, and I think with some more experience, I'll have more control over how sheer/built up the result will be (up to a certain point that is, these stay sheers afterall).
Next time I'll try it with a different black stamping polish, it should be even easier to stay within the lines if you don't need top coat in between - although it doesn't matter if you do go over the lines, you won't be able to tell that the polish is on top of the black. I really love how this turned out, it's such a fun mani! And I can totally see beautiful gradients inside stamping created with these polishes ♥
Essence Enter Wonderland with Konad Black, UberChic Beauty plate UC2-01 and Dance legend Chagall and Sisley.
I'll be showing more of the UberChic Beauty stamping plates in a post real soon! You can buy Dance Legend polish at the Dance Legend website, or in other webshops like Hypnotic Polish.
What do you think of the result? Thanks for stopping by :)
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