Hi everyone! I have another unicorn to show you today. Not an actual unicorn, sorry. I have a swatch though and nail art! This is another mani I did with one base colour and thought to snap a pic of the polish on its own before I started with the art. Let me show you the swatches of essence best dressed before we get into the art.
Isn’t she lovely? Ya’ll know I love me some purple polish and shimmer is always a huge bonus! This polish applied like a dream and is absolutely beautiful! A dark purple with purple shimmer which is stunning. Of course, plain nails are not an option, so I made some decals with my new Bundle Monster Shangri-La plates. This is what I came up with:I started off with 2 coats of essence best dressed. Once that was dry I used Tip Top Hot Fudge and BM-S104 to make reverse stamping decals. I filled in the flowers with China Glaze Dance Baby and Tip Top Melting Marshmallows using a dotting tool. I applied essence XXL top coat over the image and let it dry. Once dry I carefully removed the decals, top coated my middle and ring nails and stuck the decals onto my nails. I trimmed the edges of the decals with a small scissor and used acetone and a clean up brush to neaten the edges and get rid of any excess. I sealed everything in with a coat of Seche Vite.
I really liked how these turned out. I still need A LOT more practice with making decals, but after struggling with this technique for a long time I am hooked! You’ll be seeing plenty of this in the future! I hope you like it 🙂