Friday, November 23, 2012

Have some cracked neons :)

Hello everyone :) I recently received a set of Bundle Monster's 2011 stamping plates in the mail so expect lots of stamping posts coming up! As a newly self confessed stamping addict, I'm excited to add these 25 plates into my small (but growing!) collection :) To think I used to disregard stamping because I "just couldn't do it"!

And no, in reference to the title of the post, it's got nothing to do with crackle polish :P I was in the mood for neon polish but I didn't want my nails to be blinding. What better way to sport them than to cover up with some shatter stamping! It's a pity my top coat smeared the stamping though :(

I started with two coats of Ulta3 lily white so that my neons would pop against the solid base colour. I then took some mini nail polishes from Orly's Feel the vibe collection in Beach cruiser, Glowstick, Melt your popsicle and Skinny dip and a sponge to gently dab the polishes over the white base. I used a black polish to stamp the design from BM-208.

neon cracks1

neon cracks2

neon cracks3

I had someone in my Uni class asking me if that was the new 'shatter' by OPI...she was surprised to hear it was a stamped design ;) Have any of you had these types of questions from passer bys before? :P

I just love how the Bundle Monster stamping plates have a huge variety of designs for me to choose from! The designs are engraved deeply enough for easy transfer and they're all really unique :) You can check out the rest of their beauty related products on their website here and keep up to date with them on their facebook page!

Be sure that I'll be stamping more often nowadays, especially since I'm busy with work. I just need that little extra bit of nail art on my tips and stamping is definitely the way to go when short on time ;)

Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh! I just hate it when top coat does that. I usually layer a thick topcoat over the base colour before stamping. so that if i smear it, or something goes wrong with the stamping, I can easily 'wipe' it off with remover. It works :)

  2. Ahh, I do that too. I just couldn't be bothered to go back and do the stamping again this time :P


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