Monday, 5 December 2011

31 Day Challenge - Day 26 inspired by a pattern

For my pattern nails I chose this chequered design from one of the SDP plates I won in Sarah-Louise's giveaway (seriously I would have struggled with this challenge without winning this!). The base colour is No 7 Violetta and I stamped with Barry M Lilac Foil Effects on all but the ring finger, which I used the gold one for. They both stamped well, but something strange happened when I added the topcoat. First I'll show you with no top coat...

This is my right hand so it's a bit messier but you can see the polishes stamped ok and looked like the colour they were meant to! Then I added topcoat (Seche) and this happened...
 It's like the base colour 'leaked' through or something? You can't tell the accent nail is gold at all, and the other nails are a lot more muted too.
 Has this ever happened to you? What did I do wrong? I'm tempted to blame the base colour since it's the first time I've experienced it (and I don't like No 7 polishes - they're overpriced and a bit rubbish so  it can be my scapegoat).

Still a pretty manicure though! Tomorrow, nails inspired by artwork and more stamping!


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  1. Something similar happened to me with violetta and a crackle top coat- it's only ever happened with violetta though and I have quite a few No7 polishes... Out of interest why don't you like them? I think they're great, though I only ever get them when I have £5 off No7 vouchers! :)

  2. I've never seen this happen before but I have to say, I REALLY love how it looks after the top coat was applied. I think it's amazing!! I'm a huge fan on argyle and the subtly between the two shades looks stunning! ♥


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