We are up to the fourth prompt in the #clairestelle8may challenge, and this time it is stars. I’ve also just received an order from CMHandmadeUK (see the lovely Baloo here) which contained a polish called Cosmic – serendipity at it’s finest 🙂
Cosmic is a mix of blue holo hex glitter and blue micro-glitter in a blue jelly base. Which utterly fails to describe how pretty this is! Sparkly blue polishes – I love them so much!
I’m showing one coat of Cosmic layered over one coat of Sally Hansen Night Watch, which is a midnight blue jelly. Cosmic would build nicely on it’s own, but I wanted the dark base for my challenge mani. I put one coat on a white swatch stick, you can see the jelly base is pretty pigmented.
I wore it like this for a day before stamping, just because I liked it so much 🙂
I did find it quite hungry for topcoat – two coats of HK Girl G&G tamed most of the bumpyness though.
For the #clairestelle8may challenge, I decided to stamp silver stars over this base, hopefully giving a kind of night sky look. I used Cheeky plate CH5, Barry M Silver Foil, Rainbow Connection Zap (latex cuticle shield) and my MoYou London stamper. I am very happy with the result!
This is the first stamping mani that I am really pleased with. I love this look! When the sun hits my nails (rare, at the moment), all the glitters sparkle behind the stars.
I’m having so much fun with this challenge, and I can see my skills are improving all the time 🙂
The next prompt is Nautical, wonder what I can do for that? I shall hit Google for inspiration!