Friday, 28 October 2016

ABC Challenge 'U': Untried things

After this there will only be 5 letters left in the ABC Challenge! Today for the letter 'U' I decided to incorporate some "untrieds" - things that I haven't used yet - into my manicure. Check out the full post to find out more.

Floral stamped nail art with Delush Polish 'Gentle Lion' | polilish
Bottle: Delush Polish 'Gentle Lion'

The three untried things I used are the base polish (Delush Polish 'Gentle Lion'), the stamping image (Cici & Sisi 'East Style'), and the stamping polish (Colour Alike 'Rudolph'). Delush Polish and Cici & Sisi are also brands that I hadn't tried before this.

'Gentle Lion' is a lovely mauve taupe with copper-red flakes that add a subtle sparkle to the muted, sophisticated colour. I didn't manage to capture the flakes in a regular swatch photo, so here's a close-up instead.

Macro close-up Delush Polish 'Gentle Lion' | polilish
Delush Polish 'Gentle Lion' close-up
Then I stamped over this with a floral image from Cici & Sisi's 'East Style' plate, and a bright shimmery red stamping polish, Colour Alike's 'Rudolph'. Both the stamping plate and polish worked wonderfully. As usual I used my favourite rectangular sticky stamper by MoYou London.

Floral stamped nail art with Delush Polish 'Gentle Lion' | polilish
Under direct sunlight
Floral stamped nail art with Delush Polish 'Gentle Lion' | polilish
Ring finger close-up
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you liked this simple design! Why not have a look back at my previous ABC challenge designs, or follow the links below to have a look at what others have done for the letter U this week.


  1. I love those colors together. I thought your base color was a jelly at first since it matches your skin tone so well!

    1. Thank you! I think the flakes in the base colour give it some jelly-like depth!