Electra Magenta is one of my newer China Glaze polishes. When I saw the swatch of this I just had to have it! This mani was inspired by the mani Ordinary Misfit did here. Although Electra Magenta is not a true holographic polish, it has a scattered holographic effect. I also used essence free hugs to stamp with.
I started off with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results and painted 2 coats of Electra Magenta on all my nails. The formula on this polish was ok. It didn’t bald as badly as my other scattered holographic China Glaze polishes on the second stroke. I painted a coat of Seche Vite to quickly dry the polish so I could stamp over it. I used my PUEEN 39 image plate and stamped the top image on all my nails using essence free hugs. I was a little disappointed by the results. Once again there just wasn’t enough contrast between the stamping and the polish for you to really see the stamp. It was slightly better in direct sunlight or when taking pictures with the flash on, but not fantastic. I did, however, absolutely love the Electra Magenta colour, which is saying a lot since I’m not necessarily a fan of purple polish. Purple may be my favourite colour, but when it comes to polish I’m more drawn towards pink. Anyways, here are the results. I took close up pics so you could “see” the stamping 😛
I really need to start picking colours that contrast properly so that you can actually see the stamping without looking really, really closely, closing our left eye, hopping on one leg and whistling through your bum. Despite my contrast woes, I enjoyed wearing this mani. It also wore really well. I didn’t have one chip or any tip wear 4 days into it when I took it off to do my next one. I might add that I was on leave while wearing this so wasn’t banging my nails on a keyboard for a good 8 hours a day.
What do you think? Do you like ‘invisible’ stamping where it is so subtle it is almost pointless? 😛