Friday, April 4, 2014

It's great to have friends!

Hi Everyone!  A couple weeks ago I went over to my friend Emily's house to hang out and we did tons of fun mani's.  I love getting together with my nail friends to try out new things and just spend quality time with someone who doesn't think owning a million nail polishes and a million nail image plates is a bad thing.

I met Emily through the very blog!  She discovered we lived in the same city so she messaged me and the rest is history!  I love hanging out with her.  We both love nail polish and nail art, we both love makeup AND Emily plays the piano for me whenever I'm over there.  It's just so much fun.

We want to try the "leadlight" technique which is something Julia from Messy Mansion came up with.  She actually has made some polishes in her leadlight line that are designed to be layered or applied OVER stamping instead of doing the long, drawn out decal method.  Currently we aren't able to get the leadlight polishes in the states but Messy Mansion is working on that.  That ding dang OZ not allowing nail polish in or out of the country ARG.  Good thing they have kangaroos down there and Alex O'Loughlin and wombats, and koala's otherwise I'd really not like them much!  OH and of course good thing they have Messy Mansion down there LOL!

Emily and I both tried out the "leadlight" technique using some of the old Revlon Fizzes.  They are much to sheer to wear on their own really but they make a great topper and they are perfect for the "leadlight" technique which is layering over stamping by the use of nail art brush or dotting tool.  We both used a dotting tool.

First up mine!
I chose to stamp with EDM05 and then layered red, orange and yellow--Revon Watermelon Fizz, Orange Fizz and Pineapple Fizz over the flowers
I made sure to start with a light neutral base before stamping over it--I chose My Vampire Is Buff.

Here's Emily's stamping!
Roses!  I love them.  I want to try this image of hers next time we hang out.  Having a polish buddy is so great because you can share!  Which means really you have TWICE as much polish!  Woot!

What do you think?  Do you like this technique?  I think it's pretty cool.  As most of you know I am not a jelly fan at all because they are just so sheer, but now a world is opened up for me!  Jellies, especially those with some sparkle are great for this technique.

As soon as the leadlight polishes are available in the US, I'm going to be all over them though!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Happy Friday!  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!