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You Drive Me Coconuts

Welcome to February! It is the month of love (at least up until the 14th), so I’ll be sharing my Valentine’s Day themed nails with you. The manis that I have done thus far are by no means conventional Valentine’s Day nails, but they all have the love theme going on. I’ll see if I can fit in a more traditional one at some point before Valentine’s Day 🙂

 

I was really excited about this China Glaze polish. I really love most of the colours from their Sunsational collection and the fact that half of them are jellies is really up my alley! Not only is this polish a jelly, but it is shocking pink!  While I was looking around for inspiration I came across this mani from Let Them Have Polish. That was all it took for my mani to be born 🙂 I also acquired As Long As You Love Me from essence’s Beauty Beats (Justin Bieber) collection. I thought the grey would contrast nicely with this shocking pink and decided to use it for accent.

 

I started with my regular base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results and painted China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts on all except my ring fingers which I painted with As Long As You Love Me. I struggled a little with the formula on You Drive Me Coconuts. Even after 3 coats it just didn’t smooth out nicely. It was still very bumpy even though it was opaque. I only needed 2 coats of As Long As You Love Me. I painted a coat of Seche Vite on all my nails to quickly dry my mani and prepare it for stamping. The Seche did a great job at evening out You Drive Me Coconuts. Once I was happy that the polish was dry enough I used my PUEEN 35 stamping plate and stamped the left hand image with essence black stampy polish on all my nails.  I even had the presence of mind to turn the image plate when doing my thumbs so I didn’t stamp them upside down. Practice helps! I sealed everything in with another coat of Seche Vite. The results:

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You Drive Me Coconuts

The stamping isn’t perfect. I would have liked for the black to be more opaque, but in general I don’t think it is bad at all. I also really like the grey and the pink together and think the black stamping looks great on they grey too.

 

I hope I can figure out a way to get the black more opaque. I used a black stamping polish, so it shouldn’t be so faint. Maybe it is user error. I’ll do some research and see if I can improve 🙂

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