Hey everyone. Wow I've had a few very busy days! I just don't know where the time went. I actually popped up to Sydney for the weekend and went to see Les Miserables at the Capitol Theater. WOW, seriously amazing. The Aussie cast in just awesome and the whole experience was just mind blowingly epic. If you are in Sydney then don't miss seeing it and if you are in Brissy, then make sure you get along when the season starts up there in November.
Just before I went away, I send off my latest collaboration video created for Picture Polish. When I arrived in Sydney I was excited to see they had already shared it on Instagram.
I've had the idea for this in my head for ages. I got the idea from the gift bags that Picture Polish send their nail polish in. They are a black bag that has glossy embossed damask designs on them (you can see them in the background to some of my pictures).
Picture Polish were kind enough to send me the Moyou Fashionista 07 plate as they now also sell a whole range of Moyou plates. If you are looking for a plate with Damask images, I do recommend this one as it has large images and many different damask designs.
I used three Picture Polish shades to achieve this look. Black, Gloss on Top and G'day Matte. The process is actually very fast and easy. Just paint your nails black, apply the fast drying top coat and then stamp with the matte top coat.
I did experiment the other way around, ie having a matte base and then stamping with a glossy top coat, but the finish wasn't as good, as the top coat soaked into the matte base and it didn't show up as well. So in case you are wondering, it is best to stamp with matte polish over glossy polish rather than stamp glossy polish over matte polish.
I really am so happy with how this design turned out. It's exactly how I had planned it in my head. I think black polish is also the best for this, although other dark shades would work well too.
Did you guys have a good weekend? I'm bummed to go back to work tomorrow after such a great weekend.
Oh, and in other news, just like the last two years, I will be joining in with Sarah from Chalkboard nails in attempting the 31 Day nail art challenge. If want to know all the details, then check out Sarah's post and her FAQ. Please shout out in the comments below if you think you might join in. I'd love to check out your art too.