Friday, June 12, 2015

Monthly mani swap!

**nothing to disclose**

Hey y'all! 

Today on the blog, I have my monthly mani swap to share with you. I adore how these turned out! I was paired with @crooked_mani over on Instagram. If you're not following her, you totally should be! 


Originals on the left, recreations on the right. <3

Right away when I was paired with her, I knew that I would choose her neon lead light mani because hello? Isn't is perfection? I love that she chose a bright neon mani to recreate as well. Great minds! Here's a solo shot of mine:

UberChic Beauty stamping plate and Shinespark Polish 90's Kids neon jellies 

I started with a white base of Orly White Tips and stamped over it with Zoya Willa using UberChic plate 3-03. I topcoated with Seche Vite and allowed it to dry to protect my stamping from smearing. Once it was dry, I set in with my jellies and a tiny dotting tool and carefully filled in the image with different colors. I only did the four nails you see here and it took me just over an hour! Worth it! I topcoated again to protect the design. My only regret is that I didn't use a blacker polish for stamping. My go to, holy grail black stamping polish is by Funky Fingers, called Black Knight. I had run out but wanted to get my swap mani done. Next time I do a design like this, I will definitely use the Black Knight.

I so love doing mani swaps and look forward to doing so monthly. Do you like mani swaps? I feel like they better me as a nail artist and push me to do things I wouldn't have normally tried otherwise. 

Thank you for reading! 
Love, 
Pish 

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17 comments:

  1. OMG, your Shinespark mani is amazing! It looks like a children's book illustration!

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    1. That is such a compliment. Thank you so much!

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  2. All of your manis are adorable! I love the yellow bows so much!

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    1. They were such a fun addition to that mani! Thank you!

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  3. So cute! So do you only do mani swaps with certain people, or can anyone join?

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    1. I do one that is scheduled monthly in a group that I'm in but I will do them with anyone. Wanna do one? :D

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  4. Great leadlighting! It's so cool, my favorite nail art technique!

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  5. This turned out so amazing! Even for leadlighting it is incredibly detailed!

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  6. Oh this is so much fun! I could look at leadlight manis all day long! Always so creative.

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  7. What a perfect pairing you too! And that SS mani is too cute! Love it!

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  8. I just can't with this mani Karen. It's flippin fantastic

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