Little Black Dress is a jet black crème. Although I used 2 thin coats in the swatches below because I knew I was going to attempt some art and wanted to make sure I was prepared, if you tend to paint a little thicker, you could totally get away with one coat! This black dries to a really shiny, glossy finish but again, knowing I'd be creating something, I topped it with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. One of the most perfect black crèmes I have EVER encountered!
Wedding Gown White is a bright, crisp, clean white crème. ALMOST a one coater, the swatches below show 2 easy coats, topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. White crèmes can be giant pains in the butt, often streaky, patchy or just plain unmanageable. But, trust me when I say, you NEED to try this one! The formula is absolutely divine!
Now, for my favorite part...the nail art!
1. BLACK AND WHITE GRADIENT with WHITE AND BLACK STAMPING:
I wanted to go for something that reminded me of the soft cotton sarees that women favor in India during the summers so the mandala image seemed perfect. The base is a gradient of Wedding Gown White and Little Black Dress, stamped with a gradient of Little Black Dress and Wedding Gown White. Yup, you read that right! THESE BABIES STAMP! And stamp quite well! I also used a clear jelly stamper I picked up from AliExpress (which I FINALLY got the hang of!). So, this look was a win for me personally on many levels!
2. SPLATTER NAILS:
The base is Wedding Gown White and I made splatter decals using Splatter stencils from Whats Up Nails and Glisten & Glow's entire Experience the Islands collection. These stencils are unbelievably easy to use and I got such amazingly crisp, clean decals. More about them in a post to follow soon! One of my favorite looks of all times, I love the bright pops of color over the pristine white!
3. BLACK AND GOLD NAILS USING TEMPORARY TATTOOS:
By far, the easiest nail art look I created, this was done in 30 minutes from start to finish! The base is Little Black Dress and I used designs from Dress Your Face's limited edition collaboration with SnapTats which I had picked up ages ago. You can use these pretty much how you would on your skin--cut to size, remove the clear plastic, place the design side down flat against your nails, wet the back and lift up the protective paper. Voilà! I added a few dots using Lynnderella Working on my Tan and topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. Easy peasy mani for a night out!
Mattefied with OPI Matte Finish topcoat:
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Which of these nail art looks do you like best? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below!
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