Hello my lovelies, Happy Saturday! Today is the penultimate prompt in the Instagram #clairestelle8june challenge, and it is stripes. I liked the effect of stamping over a glitter crelly for the last challenge mani, so I thought I’d do something similar for this one. Except this time, I wanted bright and cheerful!
I pulled as many glitter jelly polishes as I could find out of my stash, and managed quite a respectable rainbow of colours. The yellow isn’t a jelly unfortunately, and kinda distracts from the others, I would leave it out next time. I started with a coat of Barry M Silver Foil, and then randomly blobbed (technical term) the jellies over my nails. I added a coat of INM Out The Door to speed up drying, then once they were dry, stamped on the stripes using Silver Foil again and an image from Cheeky plate CH11, then topped off with another coat of OTD.
You can see some of the glitters catching the light! My rainbow of polishes was:
Red – Freckles Polish Santa Baby
Green – Freckles Polish Put Up Your Christmas Tree
Purple – Freckles Polish You Better Not Shout (can you tell these are all from last years Christmas collection? Lol!)
Blue – CMHandmadeUK Cosmic
Orange – W7 Sunset Island
Yellow – Spoiled by Wet n Wild Designated Driver
They remind me of sweetie wrappers! I love the way this looks – it’s almost what I had in my head, and for once the stamping worked perfectly. Silver Foil is such an awesome stamping polish! I’ve been buying backups from B&M and TJ Hughes whenever I see them as it has been discontinued 😭
The final prompt for this month is New Technique. I just might have to have a go at watermarbling! The cleanup has put me off so far, but maybe just as an accent nail might work. We’ll see!
Support your UK Indies! I used polishes from Freckles Polish and CMHandmadeUK in this mani, here’s where you can find them:
CMHandmadeUK polishes are available from their Etsy store, and you can follow them on Instagram for lots of swatches.
Freckles Polish polishes are available from their Etsy shop. You can follow Freckles Polish on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Till next time,
Love Jo x