March 25, 2013
Pink Magic Nails
This is a remix of a design I originally posted in black and blue under Black Magic Nails.
Black Magic Nails has turned out to be my most popular post so far and is a personal favorite. I wanted to try it in more feminine colors and here is what I came up with.
(Left to Right: Konad Special Polish in Purple, Klean Color Metallic Pink, China Glaze Prey Tell)
The major thing to consider when choosing your polish for this design is that your base color and the polish you use for stamping should be as close to a match as possible. This allows the design to blend in with and disappear into the base for that seamless effect.
I started with two coats of Prey Tell.
Use a cosmetic wedge to sponge on your gradient color. This manicure is very forgiving so don't worry too much about getting the perfect fade or being a little on the sloppy side. As you can see getting a little polish on your skin is a high probability but it comes off easy enough with a little remover and an old eyeliner brush.
I used Konad Special Polish in Purple and Bundle Monster image plate BM-201. From the moment I first received this "Purple" I took issue with it masquerading under the name "Purple" because it is really a red brown. It's a close match to Prey Tell and I doubt anyone would ever use Purple to describe this bloody red brown but never the less it worked for this design.