Thursday, October 29, 2015
Shangri-La Abstract Stamping
For the past month or so, I've been in a nail art slump. I just haven't felt motivated to do anything other than switch out the polish on my nails. Seeing this look though, that I wore pre-slump, is reminding me why I got into nail art in the first place, and also that a manicure doesn't have to be super complicated to have it turn out to be one of your favorites.
This mani was actually from back in July, I just never got around to using it in a post until now. It had been a little while since I'd done any matte nails, and I was loving a look that Oooh, Shinies! had posted at the time. It made me think about the China Glaze Romantique collection, which I had purchased online ages ago solely to use the polishes for stamping. I also had just recently ordered the Shangri-La Master Set from Bundle Monster and was itching to try out one of the new plates in the collection.
For my base, I started with a polish probably almost as old as the Romantique Collection, OPI Steady As She Rose. Then I stamped part of the design from plate BM-S105 with China Glaze Joy. I finished the look off with one coat of OPI's matte top coat.
I need to remember to pull out some shades from the China Glaze Romantique collection more often. They are great for stamping, and they look amazing matte as well.