If you are not already familiar with KBShimmer, you should check them out! Christy's polishes are top notch and I haven't met a bad one yet. The formulas are great, not too thick and not too thin, they are self-leveling, they don't stain, and are very easy to clean up.
So for this mani, I used Deja Brew and In Bare Form, along with my Glam My Mani nail vinyls and MoYou London Pro XL stamping plate. Essie Penny Talk was my stamping polish of choice as I thought the copper would complement the nude polishes nicely.
|L-R: OPI Nail Envy, KBShimmer In Bare Form, KBShimmer Deja Brew,|
Essie Penny Talk, KBShimmer Clearly On Top
Deja Brew is brown in color but in natural light it has a beautiful reddish undertone. And the linear holo is perfection. I used two easy coats for my base below. Oh, and I always start with one coat of OPI Nail Envy, which I think has done wonders for my nail health.
|KBShimmer Deja Brew, two coats with topcoat (sorry for the dark pic!)|
In Bare Form is a delicate beige nude polish with a linear holo effect. Again, this polish was perfection. I used just two coats in the pic below.
|KBShimmer In Bare Form, two coats with topcoat|
|KBShimmer Deja Brew and In Bare Form|
|with flash to show the flame|
It feels like forever since I've used my MoYou London plates! In preparation for my incoming MoYou London order (....I've been a bad, bad girl... well, not too bad), I pulled my MoYou London plates out and picked one from the Pro XL collection. I love all of these images but couldn't quite decide what I wanted. I actually started with a different image on this plate, but decided I needed something a bit more delicate for this mani.
|MoYou London Pro XL stamping plate 06|
This stamp was perfect. It allowed Deja Brew to show through without overtaking it, and the holo that came through was so pretty. Essie Penny Talk from their metallics collection is a fabulous stamping polish. I used my XL squishy soft stamper from Born Pretty Store, which works so well with my MoYou London plates.
|Stamping done with Essie Penny Talk|
I then applied my Glam My Mani chevron nail vinyls to my pinky and index fingers and used one coat Deja Brew over it. I pulled the vinyls off when the polish was still wet and applied topcoat when the polish had set so I didn't smear it. I also topcoated the rest of my nails and left my thumb with just Deja Brew on it.
|Mani in artificial light|
So, while I continue to make some changes to my blog format, let me ask you about personal preference. Do you prefer to see a lot of pics, or less pics in a post? Do I post too many pictures that you don't really need to see? What do you take into consideration when selecting your best photos to post on your blog? Thanks for the feedback!