Started with one base coat of FingerPaints Black Expressionism....yes, one coat!.....perfect for mani's when pressed for time......then topped with SV for more time savings so stamping can be done sooner with less dry time!
Stamped using Barry M Foil Effects 320 Gold using an image from FUN 5.
Topped with SV.
When I was doing this mani, I was going to do an accent nail with the opposite base and stamping polish.....I decided to do my right hand this way instead.
While I didn't mind this, I much prefer the black with gold stamping. An accent may have been OK too...maybe another time.
Here's a look at FUN 5.
I was curious how this mani would look with a matte topcoat so the next day, topped with Essie Matte About You.
I didn't mind this look...but it didn't stay like this for long because I did this not too long after I took the above pix.
I didn't have a break or any real need to cut them other than there comes a point when longer nails slow down typing, plus a strong C curve on a couple of nails, particularly the middle finger, annoys me when they are long...so chopped them off! This was just a few weeks ago...three, I believe.....and they are pretty much already at the length before I cut them. Plus I like wearing short nails; I like doing mani's with funky frenches on them when my nails are shorter...plus gives me a chance to use stamps that don't fit when nails are longer.
I am so thankful that there are images like this one ..and polishes and fast top coat products.....that can create such a simple, sophisticated mani in no time flat!
Thanks for looking!