On Saturday's swatch I showed you a beautiful multichrome shifting polish. While multichromes are certainly beautiful on their own, after a couple of days, even they can begin to feel a bit "blah." Today I'd like to show you how a little bit of creative stamping can up your mani game and extend the life of a mani for at least a couple more days.
So, to change this simple swatch of ILNP Peace (H), I removed the polish from my ring finger to turn it into an accent nail, and then applied two coats of Sally Hansen Black Out, then let dry.
I then used Konad Black to stamp the lace french tip pattern from plate QA76 onto all but my ring finger. The french tip on this image is slightly off-center, which explains why the stamping doesn't look straight on my nails - it isn't supposed to be!
For the accent nail, I reversed the stamping and used Peace to stamp over the black. One of the niftier things about duochromes is that they're one of the few exceptions to the general rule about using "one-coaters" as stamping polishes. Although they take a few coats to build to opacity as polish, they can stamp over black (or any really dark color, really) pretty well. These pics may not illustrate that quite as well as I'd hoped, because the image doesn't stand out the way a lighter duochrome shade would, but it shows up really well in sunlight! You can also see below that Peace as a base color, and as a stamped image, still really shines as a duochrome and a holographic polish under full-spectrum lighting. These two pics below are both directly under my LED lamp.
I thought the final look still needed a pop of something, so I added the black AB rhinestone to complete the manicure by setting it into my top coat.
I hope this gives you some ideas about new ways to use your duo- and multichromatic polishes. Have you ever done any other interesting looks with this kind of formula? I'd love to hear about it down in the comments.
Have a great last week of February, and I'll see ya Wednesday!