Conversation with self
Me: Are you sure you want to post these pictures?!
Witoxicity: No. I know my readers would be disappointed but I've promised them that I would show and tell.
Me: Your stamping work is atrocious! The print is almost invisible and y......
Witoxicity: I prefer to call that 'subtle'. I just didn't realise beforehand how essential it was to use a nail polish with high viscosity.
Me: And your choice of colour is laughable. Pink image using an equally pink stamp? You're such a dimwit! No wonder you couldn't see what you were stamping.
Witoxicity: Well, I just thought the pink would go well with the purple!
I bought KOH Purple Darkness a couple of months back. I believe it was one of six mainly dark and broody colours KOH released for the Winter Collection. Lighter colours can bring some cheer of course, but dark and broody colours are so right up my alley.
KOH Purple Darkness is a purple so dark that it’s almost black in some lighting, yet sometimes I think it's aubergine and at other times, red wine. (R:with flash) After some attempts, I finally managed to capture its purpleness in daylight:
This baby wasn’t the easiest to paint. It was translucent with two coats and uneven and streaky. The breakthrough came with the third coat and voila! His Royal Highness, Prince Purple of the Kingdom of Darkness, except that he's gone sissy.
L: in warm lighting
R: in daylight
Those subtle little flowery curly-wurlies are of course evidence of my tinkering with the Essence Nail Art Stampy Set. Being new to this, I knew I was going to make some stamping mistakes and there were quite a few.....okay, many! Very special thanks go out to Evil Angel, Kirsten and Asami for their invaluable advice given in response to my previous post. I could always do with tips and tricks from the experts! However, since I had already done the stamping before that, I shall only be able to incorporate the advice given in my future stamping endeavours.
Anyway, for the nail art images, I used KOH Flamingo (a matte) and as a top coat, KOH Top Coat Bamboo.
It's not ooh-aah, but it's o-kay for a first attempt. I suppose. I'll be there in the corner cowering in shame if you need me.