Tuesday, 22 October 2013

NOTD: Treasures By Tan "Kinky" (Breast Cancer Awareness)



Another pink! This one has a little extra added on, as I'm playing with different types of nail art.
Ive used rhinestones in a few mani's and also using glitter as a tip of the nail decoration.

For MONTHS i have been trying to get to grips with stencilling.  This is where you have a little metal disc or plate with pictures engraved in them.  You brush polish over the picture you want, scrape away the excess, use a rubber stamper to transfer the picture to the stamper and then press or roll the stamper on to your nail.
Sounds simple enough? Yeah, i thought so too.  The thing is, i find you get what you pay for (it could be different for others here though!).  I got a mini Konad kit from Ebay, so proper stencilling polishes, a Konad scraper and stamper.  i half heartily tried it, expecting it to not work, and OMG...it worked.  The first few times, i missed bits off the stamper, or i smudged it, but i showed my first working attempt in my last mani.  I tried a more detailed stamping, and this is the result!

Its not perfect, and i did hesitate as to whether to post it or not, but i decided i would.  Sometimes i get overwhelmed with the perfect pictures i see of nails and the arts etc, so i thought it would show that it doesn't always be 100% but it can look OK still!

So the polishes first of all!
The pink used was from Treasures By Tan and called "Kinky". This is a dusky pink holo and is beautiful.  It took 3 medium coats to get full coverage and a deep colour.
on my ring finger, is a base pink coat of OPI "Pink-ing of You" and then topped with 2 coats of a multiple pink coloured glitter fest polish called "Party Dress" by The Polish Bar.  These two colours compliment each other exceptionally.


Polish on, and if i had a brain i would have taken a picture of the colour on its own, but i didn't think! So, i used a nail wheel to show it in its beauty

But for now, its decorated with a stamping pattern of trailing Ivy. Generally it worked, but there are a few mishaps.  I know the ring finger's polish has a gap in the tip, i was concentrating on the stamping so much, i missed it!
But these are close up pictures, seeing them a little further away, i think i can just get away with it looking OK ;)

Views of all the nails and the tip of the middle fingers nail:

A closer look at the thumb nail:

And one where you can see the ring fingers error and on the middle finger is a slight dent on the tip aswell (oops!):

I think the aim of this post....i knew it wasn't pristine perfect, but as a second go at full stamping i was quite pleased with it and kinda wanted people who don't feel brave enough to try stamping, to try it! All it takes is just to keep practising and hopefully one day, it will look like the professional nails we see! (that's my hoping anyway!)

This STILL is pink, only with a twist, and still showing my support for breast cancer awareness.  Next one will be a little simpler i think as it might be my last one of the month!

if you got here, i have to say thank you! I have waffled a little here, a little conscious of the not perfect stamping, while still trying to show that pink is still the colour for the month!
And youve entered the very first steps of my stamping experimenting, so i only hope it can improve from here on in!

Thanks all, and as always happy polishing!!

2 comments:

  1. That's really beautiful! Love the ivy stamping, it's amazing for a second attempt hun! xx

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