We're just about half way through the challenge now! I thought that I would be totally stressing out by now, but it's actually going quite well!
The theme today is delicate print, and I actually have two different manicures to show you today. My original manicure was good and I did like it, but I realized after removing it that my photos of it turned out kind of crappy. At first I just said "oh well", but the perfectionist in me won over, so I came up with an entirely new design and started over again.
Let's take a look at my "official" day 15 manicure, and then I'll show you my first design at the end of the post.
In keeping with my goal to perfect my stamping skills, I had decided that today would be a full image stamping day. I actually think I've gotten to be a pretty good stamper, despite all of the problems I had starting out. And I'm glad I stuck with it and kept trying, because stamping really opens up a lot of options that freehanding doesn't always offer!
For this design, I started with a base of OPI Pink Friday. I then did some colour blocking with China Glaze Rich & Famous and China Glaze Traffic Jam. The rose image came from BM-323 and I stamped it on using Konad White. The end result doesn't exactly scream delicate, but the rose print itself definitely is.
And now for my photo fail manicure.
For this one, I started with a base of China Glaze For Audrey and then I stamped the sort of vine-y/floral image from BM-314 on using Konad White. I then freehanded white french tips using a striping brush.
As I said above, I did like the manicure, but there was too much glare in all of my photos. It's sort of a happy accident though, because I did end up liking the rose design more than this one.
So that's fifteen manis down, sixteen more to go! I'll see you all tomorrow with some tribal nail art!