Friday, 11 March 2016

Floral stamped nails with Femme Fatale "Poisoned Apple"

It's been a busy week for me, so I did a (relatively) simple manicure over a couple of days. When I'm pressed for time I prefer doing nail designs in stages - I'll start with a base colour for a day, then add the design the day after. Read on to see the complete design.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics "Poisoned Apple", swatch by polilish
2 coats of  Femme Fatale Cosmetics "Poisoned Apple" + top coat

When the base colour is something as unique and pretty as this, I'm happy to wear it alone for a while! This is Femme Fatale Cosmetics' "Poisoned Apple", from their Snow White-inspired collection.

It's difficult to describe because it looks quite different under various lights and angles. If you do a Google image search you might find that many of the swatches look quite blue-toned, and I find that is how it looks under indoor lighting. But under more direct light or sunlight it is much more teal-green, and where the light hits you can also see the purple-red shimmer in it. It's quite mesmerising!

Floral stamped nails with Femme Fatale Cosmetics "Poisoned Apple", by polilish

Then I added a floral touch using this pattern from the UberChic 4-01 stamping plate and Konad black stamping polish.

Since I wore Poisoned Apple alone for a day, I had added a layer of top coat over it. One advantage of stamping over dried top coat is that if you make a mistake, you can actually use a toothpick to gently scratch off the dried stamping polish. If there are stubborn bits left, you can even use a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover to very, very gently dissolve it away. I initially tried stamping a different pattern (just on my ring finger), which I wasn't happy with, so I used both methods to get back to my base colour and start again.

Floral stamped nails with Femme Fatale Cosmetics "Poisoned Apple", by polilish


Full list of everything I used:
  • Peel-off base coat: UNT "Ready for Takeoff"
  • Teal-purple shimmery goodness: Femme Fatale Cosmetics "Poisoned Apple"
  • Stamping: UberChic 4-01 plate, MoYou London rectangular squishy stamper, Konad black stamping polish
  • Glossy quick-dry top coat: Glisten & Glow "HK Girl"

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