I have 2 fauxnadicures for you...1 good, the other, an awful fail. Both are on Claire's Calm/Wild.
I struggled with what to stamp on this mani so as not to detract from the color transition and the finish. I am so glad I bought a back-up of this polish- 1/3 of the bottle went to painting a plastic strip for the practice stamping of images and polish color choices!
In order to preserve the soft, suede finish, I decided right away that I would not be using a top-coat on this mani. This decision significantly cut out all the regular options I use for stamping color. Without a top-coat all the flash, shimmer & duochrome polishes I've frankened for layering purposes were out. All I had left were cremes, pearls and chromes. After a lot of practice stamping, I chose Sally Hansen Chrome. Cremes and pearls just looked too flat.
Anyway, here's the "good" fauxnadicure;
I used fauxnad plate P51, center image stamped multiple times with Sally Hansen Pure Chrome.
This next mani is a fail because the stamped images are not crisp and intact. I used Sally Hansen Pink Crystal Chrome to stamp this one. Obviously, it's not pigmented enough for the Essence plate I used.
Note the color of Claire's Calm/Wild. It is color accurate...my hands hadn't warmed up yet, resulting in a pretty raspberry shade.
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