Hiya guys! How's it going today? I just realized that although I have been super excited about Halloween I don't actually have plans. I'll probably end up going to Six Flags for the 'stand in line for hours' ride lol. Seriously even going to the movies would be better than visiting the park that day. While I try and come up with something to do, I'll share some more nail art! Win-win, right? Well it's not very good nail art, but hey nail fails deserve some love too
In all seriousness though this truly is border-line nail fail territory, but I'm somehow still in deep like with it. The stamping and the pond effect didn't work well together, especially with the switching of the two colors. I mean is it me or does this look like camouflage print? Hmm camo-bat?! Haha.
The main polish for this mani is called I Can Teal You Like Me from OPI. (By the way, if you never picked up the Sheer Tints four-set they are now available at T.J. Maxx for like $3.99.) Then I used a black stamping polish from Nail Hoot and a white one from Rica Polish. The stamping plate is from Winstonia and it's the Haunted House plate.
The pond mani technique is sweet and simple, though it can have a tedious dry time. First you put on one layer of a sheer polish, wait to dry, and then stamp the image across your nail. Once that is dry, put on another layer of the sheer polish and after some dry time stamp the image (in this case with another color) again across the nail. Make sure each time you stamp the image it is not aligning at all. Now repeat this process three to four times.
Yeah... that's a lot of freaking layers! It took about an hour to dry or at least for me to feel comfortable with it. The last thing I wanted was this thing to smear everywhere right before bed haha. Wake up with my pond mani on the side of my face, bats and all haha.
And, of course, I had to take out the matte topcoat to see how it would look!
Ehh... I think this one time I'm going to have to stick with the glossy version. I do plan on having a tutorial for a pond mani on YouTube, though not this particular design. Unless you guys really want camo-bats! Spoiler alert... I don't think anyone will want it, ha.