It’s another @glamnailschallenge prompt day! The theme is kisses, and I might have made this one a little more intense than it should have been, but there’s just so much love to give this time of year!
I started by painting all my nails pink.
Carnival Cotton Candy by Nicole by OPI is a pretty pink, although it took 4 coats of polish to get it fully opaque.
Next, I applied a glitter top coat with a sponge to get better coverage.
Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It from OPI has pink glitter hearts suspended in the formula, so I used a toothpick to pick and place them where I wanted them.
The first layer of stamping was done with a print from Cheeky Beauty Jumbo Plate 8.
Cheeky Jumbo Plate 8
I used the lip print from the bottom center of the plate with light pink stamping polish from Born Pretty Store (color #16) over all my nails. This probably would have been enough to fulfill the prompt, but I added more to the design for better or worse.
The lip print could also double as a coffee bean print now that I see it in action.
The last layer of stamping was done with Ya Qin An stamping polish in Black and a few additional plates from Bundle Monster and Born Pretty Store.
Plate BM-411 from Bundle Monster was used for the XOXO design.
BP-X08 from Born Pretty Store was used for the kissing couple in the middle of the right side of the plate.
I thought it would be a good idea to make the background of the “just love” text from the BP-X08 design clearer by applying Carnival Cotton Candy over it before stamping it onto my nail (reverse stamping style), but it ended up smudging it. Oops. I always forget how easily nail polish can streak because I use special top coat from Ya Qin An over my stamped designs which eliminates this problem.
Love and kisses!
I probably could have eliminated the glitter top coat, seeing as you can hardly tell that it’s there, but I was dying for an excuse to use it as it has been sitting untouched on my shelf for a few years. At least the mylar glitter makes the background nice and sparkly!
I wasn’t terribly thrilled with this to be honest because it’s not really my style, but I used a peel off base coat underneath it all that will make this super easy to take off and change. It’s still pretty cute, and my fiancé heartily approved of it.