animal print!! yay!
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 | 17 Comments
I recently purchased the konad M57 plate. Right away I had to try out the animal prints on the plate...
The first one up is the zebra print. The zebra print wasn't applied very well since I was rushing when I was using it. I just wanted to try out the plate, I didn't even let the black dry before I used a top coat so you see streaking. I used Wet n Wild French white creme as a base and then stamped Wet n Wild black creme on top. I think the black creme is the best black to stamp with. Before I was using sally hansen's black out but it just wasn't opaque enough. Wet n wild's black is perfect.
Oh, and to make it extra "stand out in you face" I used china glaze's fairy dust on top of it =)
The next print I used was the leopard print =) This one took a bit more time. What I did was first apply 2 coats of Wet n wild Sunkist Paradise. Then I sponged on china glaze passion followed by the leopard stamp using wet n wild black creme.
Yay!!As you can see there was no streaking on the leopard one because I let the black dry a bit first (1-2 min) before I applied the top coat.
(I apologize, I need to clean up the leopard one a bit more...and the zebra one no clean up I just removed it after awhile)
Oh yes, both manicures I used seche rebuild. which brings up my problem. the application was terrible...because of the brush. The other day I went to the mall and bought my very first seche product. yay! since I've heard everyone rave about seche and I needed a new base coat I bought rebuild. Well..the box was taped shut so I couldn't check the brush. When I got home..guess when? I had a damaged brush. sigh. I cannot return it as nail polish and cosmetics are non returnable. The brush is just terrible and frayed (is that the word) when I was applying the frayed bristles were getting all along my cuticles (it looks worse that the picture). I'm pretty disappointed by it. I mean I paid quite a bit for this (Canada sells polishes like seche, opi, china glaze for rather high prices) so it sucks that it is all damaged.
My question to you readers is should I a) try to cut around the brush or b) try to pull it out with tweezers?
If I cut around I will get a weird sort of tapered uneven brush
If I pull really hard with tweezers I may damage the entire brush.
what to do?