Thursday, November 10, 2011

Leopard Print

OPI DS Glow stamped with SH Coco-a-Go-Go
Base: OPI DS Glow
Stamp color: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Coco-a-Go-Go
Plate: M57

Good Morning, everyone!  Today I have my mani from yesterday to show you. It was my favorite, animal print!  I have loved animal prints for a loooong time, and that fact was actually what made me decide to get the Konad/Bundle Monster stamping stuff.  I was in love with all these cute zebra and leopard mani's I saw everyone doing with the M57 plate.  I was interested in the other designs as well, but the leopard print is certainly what pushed me over the edge.
When I first ordered the stamping stuff I was a little nervous!  I had read about people ordering and being so frustrated by them that they tried once and never used them again.  I tend to be very picky about things like that too, so I was really worried that if the designs weren't placed perfectly I would also become easily frustrated by the whole thing.  Once I got the stuff in the mail (I ordered all mine from Amazon) I gave it a try... I was pleasantly surprised at how easy I found it.  Now, I am certainly still working on my skills.  There are tricks that I am trying to learn, such as turning the stamp horizontally and stamping twice on my thumb nails when the design is not wide enough to cover my whole nail.
Anyway, for these nails I used an OPI DS polish called Glow.  It is a really pretty golden-copper foil.  Its very sparkly, and covered well enough for me in 2 coats.  Removal was much easier than a glitter polish, so it is a great alternative to that.  I love this color for fall.
My stamping polish was Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Coco-a-Go-Go which is one of their new fall shades.  It is a nice chocolate brown color with bronze shimmer to it.  I bought this specifically to use for stamping, since I had heard most Insta-Dri polishes are good for that, and I am happy with how it worked.
The rest of the photos after the jump! 

OPI DS Glow Macro
 Macro shot of OPI DS Glow - check out that sparkle!

OPI DS Glow (Indoors, Artificial light)

OPI DS Glow stamped with SH Coco-a-Go-Go Konad
 (Indoors, Flash)

OPI DS Glow stamped with SH Coco-a-Go-Go Konad
(Outdoors, Indirect sunlight)
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