Continuing with blue manis and mixing it up with some different finishes, I decided to do a mani with one of the OPI Liquid Sands.
I'll be honest, I'm not quite sure what the nail prep is on these liquid sands; I seem to think with the Zoya's that they are best applied directly on the nail but even though I wasn't entirely sure, I just applied the polish after doing my regular routine of base coats. This is two coats of OPI Get Your Number, no topcoat.
Two coats didn't give quite the coverage I was looking for, so added a third coat; this pix again is with no topcoat.
Bottle pix of OPI Get Your Number.
Because I had six layers of polish/base treatments on my nails at this point with no fast dry topcoat to speed up the drying process, I waited about half an hour or so before stamping. For stamping decided to use an image from Big SdP V using white Konad special polish.
There's a lot of different pictures as they look a little different in the lighting (not to mention that I have such a hard time picking out just one!)
The images seen here are the same image from Big SdP V that is mirrored. Because the image is fairly large, in fact, the images on the Big SdP V are some of the longest out there, I was able to use various parts of it for a slightly different look on each nail which made them kinda interesting and unique (to me anyway!).
While I know that these traditionally would not be topped with topcoat, its hard for me not to do this, so I decided to topcoat it to finish. This is when the mani really sparkled and I was happy that I had put top coat on it!
I only did one coat of SV and while it wasn't entirely smooth, it was smooth enough that it wasn't rough to be annoying. I could live with it anyway.
While this pix was blurry, the benefit was that so many sparkles can be seen through the stamping.
Again, far too many pix because I just couldn't pick one....or two for that matter.
I thought these OPI Sands from the Mariah collex were pretty cool....enough that I knew I wanted all the OPI Bond Girl Liquid Sands and went to my local supply place several times eagerly anticipating their arrival until I finally able to snag them earlier this week. I think they are an interesting base for stamping.
Hope you had a great weekend...thanks for looking!
I discovered Konad a few years ago and it has captivated me ever since! I have a large polish and plate stash that keeps on growing! The biggest challenge I have lately is...what polish with what plate!
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