Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Red Coat Tuesday: Cult Nails Ay Poppy!

Hey Guys!

Today's #RedCoatTuesday look, is a fun tropical look, using Cult Nails Ay Poppy! Ay Poppy has been sitting in my untrieds for a while now, and so this was the perfect excuse to use it! It is already super late in the day, so let's get right to it tonight!

Ay Poppy! is a orange leaning red creme polish, that is super creamy, and goes on beautifully in 2 easy coats. I really love that while it is still red, it is anything but a traditional red. The orange side of it, gives it a little extra something, and makes it a unique polish.

I decided to try my hand for the first time at the leadlight technique, if you haven't heard what that is yet, then go take a look at this and although I think there is plenty of room for improvement, I still really love how this came out, and bonus, it is really easy to do. Much faster then making stamping decals on a sandwich bag! I started with a base on my middle and ring fingers, with Whiteout by Rica. It is a one coat easy application white, that is also stamps amazingly well. Once that was dry, I stamped on the flower image with Pueen Encore SE04B in Cult Nails Nevermore, at this point I top coated, since I have seen the black smearing when colouring it in some cases. Once it was dry to the touch, I got out a small nail art bush and a small dotting tool, and filled in the flowers with L’Oréal Paris Créme de Mint (greenL’Oréal Paris Jolly Lolly (red)L’Oréal Paris Bananarama Love (yellow)  and L’Oréal Paris Mango Mama (orange)  Again, even though these didn't turn out perfect I am still really proud of how well my first try went, and I will certainly be doing this again in the future.

Alright guys and gals, I think that covers it for one day. Has anyone else done the leadlight technique? How did it go!? Let me know in the comments! Till next time Kittens! <3