Hello lovelies!! I have great news! You may remember this post, where I shared my results with Daring Digits incredible cuticle scrub. It's now available for purchase on DDPolish.com in 4 scents: Peppermint, Vanilla, Citrus, and Unscented. The scrub runs $5.25 for 2oz, which is a steal considering how well it works. Also available is Ashley's incredible Cuticle Oil Balm, which I'll be showing you within the next day or so. I suggest picking up a few of both - they have totally saved my skin!
Today I have some stamping to share with you. I really miss stamping sometimes, and I'm trying to make a point to break out my stamping supplies more often. A couple of weeks ago I ordered one of the big plates from Dashica Beauty along with the XL Stamper, and they arrived yesterday. Once I had the plate in my hot little hands there was no way I could resist doing some stamping.
I chose Nina Ulta Pro Li-Lacing Discipline, a soft lilac purple, as my base color. I used one of the swirly images from Dashica Beauty's Big SDP-A Plate and stamped with Konad White. The images picked up perfeclty and the XL Stamper is just amazing. The only issue I encountered was that the XL Stamper head tends to either sink down into the stamper, or, if you choose to use the cardboard disc to keep the head where it should be, it falls out. This made for some uneven transfer and I wasn't able to line up the image correctly. After I was finished, I glued the stamper head into the handle with gorilla glue, cause there is no way I'm messing with that thing every time I want to stamp. ;)
I love this image. I've seen this on a few blogs before and knew that I had to have it. There are actually 2 versions of this image on the Big SDP-A Plate, this one and a smaller version. I'm sure you'll be seeing them both several times since it's my fave image.
I love how this turned out. I don't stamp with white often, but I love the contrast of the white against the purple. It's definitely one of those manicures you can't miss! I do wish my stamping were cleaner and that I had been able to line up the stamper correctly, but now that I've gorilla glued the stamper head, that shouldn't be an issue. Gorrilla Glue - can you tell I wasn't messing around here? ;)
I'm already browsing the Dashica Website for more of these image plates. The images are engraved perfectly and transfer with little to no flaws every single time. They are large enough to cover longer and wider nails and they have the reverse images so that your left and right hands match instead of one hand being kinda backwards.
What do you think of this mani? Do you have any Dashica Beauty plates?
I'll be back with BGCosmetics and Daring Digits tomorrow, as well as Laquerlicious and White Owl Lacquers to start the week!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!