I'm in love with this mani! So much that I've had it on for five days!! I'll be sad to see it go.
Dual-purpose mani, trying out my new ILNP polish (Mutagen) and new MoYou London plate and stamper, and painting for a football playoff games challenge. More pics and info after the jump!
So, I joined a challenge on a board I belong to on Babycenter (which is an online community for parents). It started at the beginning of the NFL playoffs and will go until the big game. Since my beloved Phila. Eagles were not in the playoffs this year (**sob**) I picked the Seattle Seahawks to win their first playoff game. If they lost, I would have had to paint the colors of the team they lost to. Since they won, I kept painting Seahawks colors until they lose (or win the Superbowl, whichever comes first).
Before I get to this mani, I just want to note how happy I am with my nails since I've been using OPI Nail Envy as a basecoat. Look at my nekkid nails! I rarely have them naked for long since I don't want to break them, but I think they look pretty good (yes, I know I can't file in a straight line, deal with it. lol).
|My naked nails!|
For this mani, I pulled out ILNP Mutagen (untried) which is a multichrome polish. It's bright green with flashes of silver, blue, and purple. I paired it with ILNP Atlantis, a blue multichrome flakies polish, and Supernova, a green multichrome flakies polish.
|L-R: OPI Nail Envy, ILNP Mutagen, ILNP Atlantis, ILNP Supernova, Sinful Colors Black On Black, |
KBShimmer Clearly On Top, MoYou London rectangular stamper, MoYou London Explorer plate 22
Since I just got my hands on the MoYou London Explorer plate 22 and new rectangular marshmallow stamper, I just had to use them for this mani.
|MoYou London Explorer collection plate 22 and rectangular stamper and scraper|
This is one coat of ILNP Mutagen. It's a bit thin, but builds up nicely. I used a thin coat, then a second thicker coat and it was perfect.
|One Coat ILNP Mutagen over OPI Nail Envy|
Two coats, no topcoat of this stunning bright green shifter.
|ILNP Mutagen, two coats no topcoat, direct artificial light|
|ILNP Mutagen color shift, indirect artificial light|
|ILNP Mutagen with flash, holy silver/purple shift!|
I did a drybrush gradient of Atlantis and Supernova. Basically I just brushed off as much extra polish as I could from the brush, and then dabbed it and dragged it on my pinky and index fingers. I repeated this step twice to build up the difference between the two colors.. They blend nicely together, which is more apparent in real life than in these pics.
|ILNP Mutagen and ILNP Atlantis/Supernova gradient|
I topped everything with KBShimmer Clearly On Top quick dry topcoat (I'm on my second bottle, this stuff is fantastic!!). Then I used Sinful Colors Black On Black to stamp images from the MoYou London Explorer 22 plate.
|ILNP Mutagen stamped with Sinful Colors Black On Black|
And a daylight shot of this mani for you. Unfortunately, since I do my nails at night, I don't get many daylight shots.
|ILNP Mutagen (with Atlantis/Supernova gradient) in natural shade light|
Are you a football fan? Who do you root for? Who do you think will win the Superbowl this year?