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This week's theme in the RedditLaqueristas' 52 week challenge is Saran Wrap! Eight down... fourty-four to go!
I decided to go with saran wrap French tips. I really like the mix of pitch black and metallic pink! I actually first bought this polish because I was dying for a chrome-like colour to use for stamping. I had spotted China Glaze's Khrome collection, but it's been discontinued for a while and the bottles go for way too much money on ebay.
So when I saw this Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear at the drugstore for just a few dollars, I knew it was perfect for stamping. It's thick and opaque, plus it doesn't dry too quickly, giving me a chance to pull off a decent stamping job.
And here is the mani before I added the stamp.
Saran wrap is so simple and gives such amazing results! I really like this technique and I can't wait to try different colour combos.
The polishes I used:
- Base coat: Essie - All In One Base
- Black: Essence - Black is Black
- Pink: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Pink Satin (awesome stamping polish!)
- Stamp design: Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-311 (from the 2012 set)
- Top coat: Sèche Vite
I applied a base coat, then two coats of Black is Black. I then taped off my tips and applied a thick coat of Pink Satin, which I then textured using the saran wrap technique (find a tutorial here). I added a top coat. I then stamped my design using Pink Satin, and added a top coat again.