Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Blue and gold gradient with stamping and Mont Blue Glass file winner

Hello everyone.  First up, my Mont Blue Nail file set giveaway ended last night, and I've just drawn the winner.  I have to say that I absolutely loved all your comments, so thank you everyone for making me smile!  Congratulations to the winner Giovanna Iglesias Croccia.  I've sent you an email.

I have another very exciting giveaway planned that I will kick off this weekend, with a totally awesome and fun prize that I know a lot of you would love to win - plus it will also be open internationally.  So make sure you hang around for that!

Now onto today's nails.  I did a really simple gold and blue gradient using Priti NYC Chrysanthos and Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire.   I then stamped over it using Mundo de Unas white stamping polish.  

When I applied top coat, something rather magical happened, and it's something that is particular to the Kleancolor Metallic polishes.  The blue colour from the Kleancolor leached up through the white stamping to make it blue stamping.  The Kleancolor metallic polishes are quite notorious for doing weird things when you apply top coat.  They stamp really well because of their pigmentation, but when you top coat them they bleed and go fuzzy.  Same as when you just wear the colours on their own, they change colour slightly when you put top coat on.  The mind boggles at what sort of crazy chemical reaction is going on there to make this happen. 


  1. I think that your 'mistake' really added something to your design. It reminds me of the beaches in my home town. :3

  2. It looks awesome with the gradient effect on the stamp too :)

  3. Hi Cathy!
    I'm so so happy I won your giveaway. I never win anything (oh, my God, what a drama... LOL). Seriously, thank you so much for the opportunity. I have already answered your email.
    Now, about this manicure... it's absolutely stunning, as everything you make, and i really thought you did a gradient with the stamping too. I love those magical happenings... heheheeh
    I stamped with silver over a metallic purple once and when I applied matte top coat it completely washed the stamping away and left a very subtle design. :-D

  4. Gorgeous mani - love the colours and design :-)

  5. Adorable mani... What's the name of the stamping plate you used? TIA/TFS


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