NOTD: Madam Butterfly
Last week, as you'll know, I reviewed my new OPI Shrek Mini Collection, within which came the gorgeous lilac Rumple's Wiggin'. As soon as I saw it I wanted to use a dark purple colour for the design, but the basic set that I own, only came with black, white, green, red and pink. So, I attempted using Rimmel's Blue My Mind, which is an amazing purplely blue colour. But, I really don't recommend trying to stamp using anything other than Konad, and I'm not just saying that to get you to buy Konad (because I know how expensive they are), because I'm not hear to tell what to, and what not to buy.
Reasons other polishes are bad for "stamping":
- Normal polishes aren't as thick and gloopy as the special polish
- The Stamper doesn't always pick up normal polishes
- Normal polishes smudge more easily a. during the stamping process and b. once they're physically on your nails
- Normal polishes take longer to dry, giving more time for them to be smudged and means that you have to wait longer before applying a Top Coat.
So, over the weekend I decided to order some more shades of Konad's Special Polish from Amazon, and I love, love, LOVE this look!
What I used:
Name: Rumple's Wiggin'
Colour: A very pale, pastel Lilac
Purchased from: Ebay
Part of: Shrek Mini Collection
Price: I paid £9.99 for the Mini Set. However, it is £9.95 for a full-sized 15ml bottle from the Lena White website.
Name: Royal Purple
Colour: It says Purple, but really it's more like a Navy Blue with a slight hint of purple. But, never mind, it's still a great colour!
Purchased From: Blush Cosmetics through Amazon
Price: £3.99 Small, £4.99 Large, £5.99 Princess
Image Plate: M36
Images: Mainly floral designs, with one pair of butterflies
Purchased from: I received this complimentary from Konad, but only use it because I love it, and gain nothing out of promoting it.
I used: The pair of butterflies on each nail, except the pinkies, for which I only used the smaller of the two butterflies.
Price: £6 from Konad website.