Today I am wearing Brucci Typhoon Lagoon, a lovely purple with pale green and blue duochrome shimmer. One of my favorite bits of whimsy is to imagine things that grow from the earth to exist in the sky as well. I think the white lilies on my fingernails would be beautiful as clouds.
I stamped the lilies from the Bundle Monster fauxnad plate BM 15 using white Konad special polish. I added tiny metallic spheres in sage green.
This strange little creature is a hummingbird moth. It's wings mimic the constant motion of a hummingbird. I was both startled and delighted by it's appearance. Have any of you ever seen a hummingbird moth in person?
Typhoon Lagoon needed three coats for opacity. The color was so beautiful as I added more coats, I could have painted away the afternoon.
I received my set of 21 design plates from Bundle Monster yesterday and this was my first experience with them. I found that I needed to work much faster transferring the image from the stamper to my nail to make the design adhere fully. I also needed to press down more firmly with the stamper. Once I found the right speed and pressure, I had no further issues.
For a beginner, I would recommend starting with Konad plates. The appeal of the Bundle Monster pack is the variety of the designs. I started out with a simple image that would be forgiving to stamp. There are some really lovely designs. I purchased the set solely for the peacock image. I am also smitten with the chandelier and French poodle.
I added on the 5 pack of nail art wheels. While the contents are useful, the packaging doesn't properly contain them. What I ended up with is a lot of mixing between the compartments. It's a shame because I appreciate the variety of components. There are miniature metallic spheres that I used in this manicure. Included are circle, square, heart, comma, flower and teardrop rhinestones. There are also iridescent plastic cutouts shaped like hearts, flowers, teardrops, hexagons and stars. However, I don't think the hot pink playboy bunny emblem will be finding it's way onto my nails anytime soon.
Brucci Typhoon Lagoon is one of the offerings in the Spring Beauty, Spring Cleaning prize package. Please visit the contest post to enter.
Happy painting, ladies!