Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Another Valentine's Day Mani featuring EDM14

Here's another Valentine's Day mani that is perfect for any time of the year!

Started with a base of two coats of Ever After Polish Devil in a Sunday Dress with accent of Colors by llarowe Chasing a Unicorn (two coats of base and one coat of the holo tc).  Shown with no top coat. (Please note that Ever After Polish Devil in a Sunday Dress is a Hella Holo Custom polish made exclusively for the HHC FB group so you won't find it for sale on the estore, sorry.) 

Added a coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Flash TC.

Stamped with an image from Emily de Molly EMD14** using FunkyFingers Gesso.  What I really like about this image is even though I'm sharing here as a Valentine's related mani, this image isn't all heart overkill or sickening sweet so good for use anytime of the year.  (As I type this, I envision this image stamped over a deep, dark navy, even a jelly glitter, which I think would be stunning!)  The image also has the added bonus of being an interesting image while leaving enough void to see the beauty of the base shine through.  So many possibilities!

Emily de Molly EDM14

While I had originally wanted to do exactly the same image on the accent stamped with Ever After Devil in a Sunday Dress as I thought it would be dark enough to stamp with, unfortunately when I test stamped it (aka on my right hand), the image was faint and light purple looking.  It wasn't the look I was going for.  Then I thought of using a heart stencil and filling in with the Ever After would be cool but alas, had no heart stencils. After some pondering what to do, I remembered seeing needle drag manis where the dots dragged looked like hearts, so I decided to go with this.  At least the Ever After would be used on the accent to match anyway.  Now, I've never done this needle drag method before, so after I googled it, discovered I had to have a wet base coat so had to add another coat of colors by llarowe Chasing a Unicorn (top coat bottle only).  While it was still wet, did three dots of Ever After Devil in a Sunday Dress.  Then did the needle drag through the middle of the dots.  It really didn't turn out right but hopefully you can make out the heart shape enough anyway.  

Added another coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Flash TC to finish.

Emily de Molly stamping plates and vinyls can be purchased via their store here with international shipping from Australia. There is also a US Emily de Molly estore here that also ships plates and polishes to US and Canada. Emily de Molly products are also available via these stocklists with many offering international shipping!

Thanks for looking!

**item provided for review; please refer to disclosure policy

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