After a exhausting week at work (working late, very late and even later than that, coming home and collapsing in bed) it's FINALLY weekend! It really should have come three or four days ago ;) But now that it is here I finally had the chance to change my manicure and I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
|indoors, no flash|
I chose: OPI Alpine Snow (my standard white, to show of the stamping gradient I intended to make), ILNP Purple Plasma (a gorgeous dark purple holo with a beautiful pink flash and a strong linear rainbow and an absolutely perfect formula), Nicole by OPI I Lilac Gumdrops (a lilac textured polish with purple shimmer in it) and the two Hit The Bottle polishes that were the starting point: I Like To Mauve It, Mauve It! (lightest of the two, my husband loves this name ;) and Purple Reign (that is shown way too blue in the bottle shot, the color in the no flash picture is as it should be).
I am SO happy with these Hit The Bottle stamping polishes! They are thicker than normal polishes so they don't dry as fast, allowing me to position my stamper just right so the images end up on my nails the way I want them to instead of kind-of-right. And since they dry a bit slower I can make these gradients without any problems. Also, the colors are beautiful and the polish doesn't smell weird or strong, but just like normal polish. I really hope whoever is the genius behind these will start to make cremes as well... I'll be that idiot fighting her way to the start of the line to get all of them! (although I probably wouldn't fight... I'd just ask my husband to please please please get them and he has to do the fighting for me ;)
The bottle shot:
|OPI Alpine Snow, Nicole by OPI I Lilac Gumdrops, ILNP Purple Plasma,|
Hit The Bottle I Like To Mauve It, Mauve It!, Hit The Bottle Purple Reign
This is what the other ladies in the PPSA challenge did for their purple manicure:
Hit The Bottle I Like To Mauve It, Mauve It! and Hit The Bottle Purple Reign were bought from Hypnotic Polish.
ILNP Purple Plasma was bought from Nailland Hungary but is now also sold at Hypnotic Polish.