Itty, Bitty, Gritty

After Sanita stamped over China Glaze Unrefined, I immediately decided that I need to try stamping over a texture too!


Sick of all the pink and red Valentine’s manis? Look no further 😛 For this mani I used my China Glaze Itty, Bitty, Gritty texture which is a coral colour with pink undertones. I started of with a base coat to protect my natural nails. I painted two coats of Itty, Bitty, Gritty on all my nails except my ring fingers. There I laid down two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. In the hamper I won from Ordinary Misfit‘s blog one of the sponsored polishes from essence was a cracking polish. I was struggling to find something to accent the Itty, Bitty, Gritty with and when I spotted it I thought the colours complimented each other. I painted one coat of essence Crack Me Up! Peachy over the Snow Me White. Once the texture was dry I used my essence white stampy polish and the top image of PUEEN 43 to stamp on all my textured nails. The results:


Itty, Bitty, Gritty

Itty, Bitty, Gritty


Oh how I love my China Glaze texture! I wish they would bring out more colours! The texture dries so fast in comparison to my L.A. Colors textures. I could stamp over this 30 minutes after I had painted my nails. I’ve knocked an L.A. Colors texture more than an hour after applying it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my L.A. Colors textures and they are beautiful, but it is frustrating waiting for them to dry! The China Glaze textures are a dream in comparison.


Remember how I talked about disliking cracking polish in this post? That definitely hasn’t changed. I thought I would give it another shot. A fair chance. I haven’t change my mind. The essence cracking polish didn’t really crack that much in comparison to the other one I have. I don’t love it. It is just so unpredictable and you never know how it is going to look. Whenever people see me wearing cracking polish and I tell them what it is, the reaction is ‘Oh! It’s supposed to look like that’. Clearly I’m not the only one who doesn’t like the effect.


What do you think of this mani? Stamping over texture, yay or nay? Is crack whack for you too?

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