Thursday, 9 January 2014

GOT Polish Challenge - Pinks: Swampy Hearts

Hey y'all!

Today marks the beginning of ANOTHER challenge put forth by the lovely ladies of Crumpet's Nail Tarts.  Debbie's idea was simple:  start using up all those unloved polishes at the back of our stash drawers.  Thus was created the Golden Oldies Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge.

The rules are simple:

  • the polish you use should be at least one year old
  • if you haven't been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have
  • the polish should be previously used, but if you're stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried
  • you can use more than 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules



I have to admit, when I read the very first theme, I almost backed out right away, but after reading the rest of the list, I figured it was better to get the worst part over with so I could enjoy the rest of the challenge.  Most of my stash was collected this year, but as it turns out I did have quite a few bottles that qualified for this challenge, mostly elf and a few CoverGirl and Revlon bottles made the trip overseas with me.  The rest of my then-pitiful stash went to my roommate's young niece who didn't care that they were old and kind of goopy.  Sorry, Buddy!  (Cuz that's really her nickname, not cuz she's gender-confused.)

ANYWAY... I actually do have a few pinks in my collection and a couple that even qualified as oldies, so I figured I could get this mani over and out the door.  I also managed to play with a new-to-me technique along the way.

Colors Used:
elf Plum
Kiss striper in Pink
elf Passion Pink

Yes, I'm aware that one of the colors is purple, but Plum is sort of a pinky purple, right?  Mostly I needed something dark enough that I could stamp with it and still cover it over it with the ultra sheer Passion Pink.  I had two other elf pinks in my qualifying stack, but they weren't dark enough to work for this technique.  I present to you the Swampy Hearts jelly stampwich.


To create this look, I started with 3 coats of Passion Pink to give a nice opaque base.  Then I stamped the floating hearts image from MoYou London's Princess Collection plate 10 in Plum.   Once that was dry, I layered another coat of Passion Pink over the top, and sealed it in with SV.


Although I did this with every nail, my pinky just did not want to play nicely, and I couldn't get the last layer of pink sheer enough to see the stamping underneath, so I topped it with a free-handed heart with my bright pink striper.



I have to admit that whereas I still hate pink, and this look is a bit cutesy for my taste, it was fun trying a new technique, and this would be a suitable Valentine's look for girls who are into that sort of thing.

As a side note, although I have a whole mess of polishes still in my box to swatch for you, I'm going to have to put those off for a couple of weeks because I just received a huge batch of editing to do on a fairly tight deadline, so my posts will be mostly limited to challenges until I get that off my plate.  However, with 3 nail challenges plus the #2014BloggerChallenge running, that still gives LOTS of new stuff to check out.  If you don't want to miss an update, follow me on Bloglovin, Networked Blogs, Facebook, and/or Twitter, or add me to your current blog reader program.  As such, I will probably be fairly quiet until next week, so I hope you all have a great weekend and stay warm!

Also, don't forgot to share the love by browsing some of the other GOT Polish challenge entries, below.


10 comments:

  1. I really like that you've made like a jelly sandwich with stamping. Nice!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm having way too much fun experimenting with stamping!

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  2. I love that effect it looks really great :D

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  3. I don't remember all that I said in the previous comment! :) But I love this! The colors, the stamping are perfect. I've tried this technique and mine has never come out as well as yours! Beautiful!

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    1. That was pretty much exactly what you said in the original comment. Thank you so much for taking the time to repost it and share some love. Not sure what I would've done differently from you to get different results, though!

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  4. I love your page, I love your pattern.

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    1. Oh thanks! I found it in the blogger templates options.

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