Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Peacock with Orly

I love the combo of Orly Royal Navy and Orly Bailamos. The two colors are SO complimentary to each other. When I see them, I tend to think ocean, but as I was flipping through my new Bundle Monster plates, I saw some peacock looking designs and realized it would look gorgeous with these two colors!! But then when I tried to stamp Bailamos over Royal Navy, it just wasn't happening. It wasn't opaque enough. So sticking with the Orly theme, this is what I went with:

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Blue Bundle Monster Peacock Nails

Blue Bundle Monster Peacock Nails

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Blue Bundle Monster Peacock Nails

Blue Bundle Monster Peacock Nails

2 coats Orly Royal Navy
1 coat Poshe
Bundle Monster plate BM-212
Stamping with Orly Frisky
1 coat Poshe

I'm definitely bummed that Bailamos wasn't working well. I feel like the creme finish of Frisky isn't as interesting, but I still think it's gorgeous. I decided to stamp with a gap at the tip just because I thought it looked WAY better than going all the way to the end. It also lets more of Royal Navy show through. I wish I had a topcoat like Pure Ice Heartbreaker because I think it really would've tied everything in together. I've been meaning to buy it, so maybe I'll run to Walmart and pick it up!! Haha.

On the third photo, you can see the polish doing something strange on my ring finger. That was because I stamped that nail with the design going all the way to the tip and because I hated it, I went over it with another coat of Royal Navy then added Poshe. The Poshe caused some shrinkage that I tried to fix, but it didn't work. Eh, oh well! Lol

4 comments:

  1. Cute! I love the design.. I have a thing for peacocks. Your stamping is perfect. I definitely need more practice in that area because my stamping always comes out looking like junk.

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  2. Cute! I like that it doesn't go all the way to the tip, it's like a cool reverse stamped French manicure.

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  3. @WitchHazel
    Stamping is definitely hit or miss with me. This is luck!! =P But thank you :)

    @sahar
    Thanks so much!!

    @Madeline
    Yeah, it kinda is! It just looked eh when the whole nail was stamped :)

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