Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ecopolo Summer Mani Challenge: Summer Stamping

Thanks for entering the giveaway, everyone!  Verification of the winners will take some time as there are a lot of entries and options to go through.  Please bear with me as I slog my way through the entries.  I'm hoping to have the winners announced by next Monday at the latest.  In the meantime, I'm going to work on catching up on my Ecopolo Summer Mani Challenge before it's officially over.  Tonight's post is Summer Stamping.

*All polishes and plates used in this post were purchased by me for my own use or were RAOK'd to me by a friend.*

First, I put down Sinful Colors 24/7, a matte hot pink creme that I reviewed here.  I then added accent nails of Lynnderella Flower's Fancy Dresses, a light pink based polish with neons, silver holos, butterflies, hearts, and blossoms.  I thought that it would compliment the neon pink well since it has giant neon pink hexes.

I chose the fruity drinks from Cheeky plate CH36 and the swimsuits and sunglasses from Cheeky plate CH37, which are both art of the Cheeky Summer Collection.  I purchased them on Amazon here.

Before I started stamping, I decided I wanted to test a reader tip on how to get the picture to transfer more cleanly from the stamper to my nail - use a coat of Orly Bonder before stamping.  It seemed to work really well.  The intricate design from the swimsuit plate came off the stamp easily.

I used Konad White and Black, but I'm a little bummed with how the drinks came out.  They smeared when stamping.  I think it was due to the design, though, because the white worked perfectly with the swimsuit design. 

I also smeared the sunglasses with my topcoat, Nubar Diamont.  I waited a sufficiently long amount of time, too, but the black still smeared.  The white, however, played well with Diamont.

You can purchase Sinful Colors at Walgreens and Rite Aid.  You can purchase Lynnderellas at their store here.  Follow their fan-run Facebook, Twitter, and IG pages.  Lastly, you can purchase Konad stampers and polishes here.

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