I don't think it is any surprise to anyone out there that 2012 wasn't the best year for me. But, we are through and I am not looking back. With all this on my mind I haven't been able to blog, I haven't even painted my nails properly in ages, but that is all changing.
So, New Year, new start, new name for the blog. The polish shop is taking up lots of my time, but I am absolutely loving it. ( everyone at work who has no understanding of the desire for polish from anywhere other than Boots keep asking me if I am selling Polish people... it is no longer funny. So, I am tying everything together. I have a new facebook account, and we have a facebook group for the shop so people can keep up to date with what is happening.
So, to assist with this dragging myself from my malaise I invested in some new stamping plates from Nailz Craze and armed myself with Layla Mirror Effects in Black as Ebony.
Firstly the undercrackers. It is Models Own 'Nude Beige' which I had as part of my secret santa from the Nail Polish Addicts Forum. As with all Models Own polishes it applied really well, even and gave a lovely base. It looked like it wasn't there, which was just the effect I was looking for.
I was quite impressed with the Nailz Craze plate. It was easy to use, and the pattern appeared really deeply etched so it was easy to use. My only criticism would be that it had no backing, so it was as sharp as hell. But this can be forgiven for the lovely image.
The Layla polish used to stamp is really pretty. Its not black, its a dark silver or pewter in my opinion, but it gave me exactly the look I wanted. It also spread very far, it only took a stripe across the plate and the polish filled the image. Nice because it means you wont waste loads of polish which easily happens when stamping.
Hope you enjoy the images. Can't wait to start on my journey again.