Friday, 1 August 2014

Colour Me Crazy - Green

*** This post contains items which were sent for review. ***

Hey y'all!

Happy August!  For today's Colour Me Crazy challenge, I pulled a shiny out of my untrieds pile to do a little bit of experimenting.  I had a hunch that ILNP's Ultrachromes would stamp over black.  Since the lovely people at MoYou Nails sent me 3 new plates to review, I decided to test my theory.  Check out that gorgeous green-to-purple shift!

ILNP Sirene stamped over black MoYou Nails

This lovely bit of stamping is Sirene, one of the Ultrachromes released in February.  I wasn't sure why I  held on to this one for so long before showcasing it, but obviously it's because it was destined to be used in this manicure!

ILNP Sirene stamped over black MoYou Nails

I began with a base of China Glaze Liquid Leather on all nails.  On my ring finger, I dotted in little bits of Sirene while the second coat of black was still wet so that I could dry marble it with a toothpick and then top the nail with China Glaze Make a Spectacle.

ILNP Sirene stamped over black MoYou Nails

On my thumb, index, and middle fingers, I stamped the crosshatch pattern on MoYou Nails plate 122 with Sirene.  The Ultrachrome polishes are not very opaque on their own, but when you layer them over black, they really come to life, which is what makes this stamping work.

ILNP Sirene stamped over black MoYou Nails

On my pinky, I used Sirene in a ruffian technique over the black and then stamped the pretty little bird image from plate 122 over it using Konad black.  Adorbz!

To finish off, check out this side-by-side showing the difference in color shift with just a slight tilt of the fingers.

ILNP Sirene stamped over black MoYou Nails

Gorgeous!  I know a lot of people think that duochromes are on the way out, but I still love them and think most of us really haven't fully tapped their potential in nail art.  I think this manicure shows that with a good, well-etched stamping plate, duochrome polishes definitely have life in the stamping world as well!  I'm very impressed with this plate, and if you are as well, please check out MoYou Nails' entire selection of stamping plates.  They offer free UK shipping on orders over £35, and you receive a pack of nail wraps free with every order!

As always, I would love to hear what you think down in the comments below.  Have a great weekend, and I'll see ya soon!