This is my 200th post!!! Would you believe it?! I have been very busy. That means almost 200 manicures in the last six months or so (if you count swatching, then a lot more than 200!). That's a lot of polishing. And plenty more to come!
I've already done one manicure for this challenge, hosted by She Who Does Nails, but this is the one I planned to do, before I got distracted by Ninja Turtles lol. It's a recreation of the first stamped manicure I ever did, in November 2012 (before then was just practice!), so you get a little 'then and now' post for my 200th! Be warned, there is some ugliness up ahead! I remember doing this manicure, but it seems like a lot longer than six months ago. I guess in polishing terms, it was very long ago!
So, here is the 'now' version
Collection 2000 Ninja, stamped with BM214 and 224, and Boots No7 Totally Teal. A lot of the No7 polishes I own seem to stamp, not amazingly, but well enough. It's a sort of crocodile print, I think the leaves are supposed to be like, reeds in the water or something - I can't remember what I was thinking lol!
Now, I need you to prepare yourself for this. Don't throw anything at your screen. Don't scream and run away. Bear in mind I had been stamping for only a couple of weeks, and I hadn't even heard of cleaning up, although I had been growing my nails/polishing for about 5 months, so I should have known better! Are you ready? OK, my first ever stamped manicure.
Aaaarrrgh! Kill it! Lol why do I even have pictures of this? Well, it was a 'milestone moment' at the time. I guess it isn't really all that bad considering - it's the lack of cleanup that makes it look so bad. Plus the neat little gouge on my middle finger (I used to get that all the time from my stamper, until I switched to a double ended one). I was also using my non-dominant hand to polish and stamp (my left hand still sometimes looks this bad pre-cleanup!). But look how long my nails were! I can't remember them being that long. How did I even fit the stamp on?! Crazy. Rocking the rounded tips too. Bless.
Same stamps and stamping polish (at least I think it is, I mean, I'm holding the bottle lol), the base is an Avon polish, I believe it's called Arabian Glow (it's since been binned!).
I'll have some more 'then and now' posts coming in October (last year I took pictures of my Halloween nails so I would always have them lol), so watch out for them! (If you like Halloween, October round here is going to be EPIC).