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I hinted that I might not be done with Valentines-y looks, right? Well, this is why! The theme for February's Hobby Polish Bloggers link-up was Valentine (or Anti-Valentine) looks and I was really hoping I would be able to take part before it closed. I've made it in just under the wire, and the design I went with let me use some of my brand new CND Vinylux shades! I was lucky enough to get the entire CND Vinylux Garden Muse Summer 2015 Collection when I was invited to the Toronto launch event, and while I have full swatches coming up for you in the next week or so you can consider this a preview. :)
I really love all the colours I chose to go into this mani. I knew I wanted something that vaguely inspired Valentines-y thoughts (hence the roses and the pink) but I didn't want to go full-on hearts. I thought this was a great middle ground that still stuck with the theme.
My base is CND Vinylux Butterfly Queen with a subtle design stamped on top with CND Vinylux Crushed Rose and BP-30. My actual roses were done with Konad White Stamping Polish and the same plate and I finished it all off with some clear crystal gems in the middle of each rose. I purposefully wanted my base to have some subtle stamping to add something extra between the base glitter and the rose without hiding much of that gorgeous glitter.
This shot really shows off how stunning Butterfly Queen is, peeking out from under the stamping. I didn't even realize there was purple glitter in the polish until I took a macro!
I was suprised with how well the CND polish stamped! I guess it makes sense since the line seems to be more or less opaque with one or two coats (which is the hallmark of a good stamping polish) and I'm looking forward to trying out the other colours in the collection with stamping, too!
And here's a look at the other designs in the link-up for this month:
Let me know what you think! :) Have you ever tried stamping with CND polishes?
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