This was my contribution to the Adventures in Stamping weekly challenge on April 1st which had the theme...no stamping. What a challenge! Do a mani and not stamp it? Maybe it was a joke?! Anyway, I wasn't nearly as creative as the other gals who did some awesome water marbling, freehand designs or decals, which proved fairly popular but I never thought of it to be honest...I just thought I'd do a little layering (with the thought I'd stamp it later and not just post it! ha!).
With Easter quickly approaching, I was eager to use a polish I received a couple weeks ago from Girly Bits called Hippity Hop to start some Easter mani's. Here's what I came up with.
Feel free to click to enlarge for a better view of the shimmer and glitter!
Started with a base of Ulta Cream of the Crop. This is three coats as it was pretty streaky and thin; three coats was needed to get good coverage and to even it out.
This is one coat of Girly Bits Hippity Hop over Ulta Cream of the Crop.
While this was pretty, I was really looking for a more glitter goodness to add to this mani so added a second coat which can be seen below. Now we're talking! For me, two coats was good...just enough to add lots of sparkle interest while clearly leaving the base polish visible.
Hippity Hop is just full of surprises! Beautiful shimmer! Blue, pink, purple, green AND holo glitter in a variety of sizes. Gorgeous! I hope my pix do the polish justice!
Here's a bottle pix.
Hippity Hop is the creation of Pam, the founder of Girly Bits**, a fellow Canadian gal...you can check out her blog ...and order this polish... here.
I always had it in my mind that I was going to stamp this mani and thought this would be a good kickstart to some Easter mani's...but wasn't thrilled with the results. I think it was poor choice in stamping polish which wasn't very dark.
Image plates used were Big SdP A (thumb) Big SdP F (index) Big SdP A (middle) XL A (ring) and XXL Big SdP-1 (pinky) using violet pearl Konad stamping polish which was didn't stamp opaque at all...wished I had have used Sally Hansen Royal Purple Chrome or something that didn't look so wishy washy. Thank goodness stamping failures are easily fixed with some cotton and acetone...and just another excuse to do my nails again!
Thanks for looking!
**Please note that I paid the invoiced amount in full for this polish. I do not endorse nor promote this website/etailer other than I am passing on the info of where I got the polishes to those who may wish to know. I have no affiliation with this company and received no compensation for promotion of these products, nor am I promoting them...just letting fellow nail fanatics know where they may be obtained should they be interested!