Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Subtle Stamping Inspired by a Pen

Hi girls! Today I want to share with you a subtle stamped mani that I did a while ago, just before I found a job at an office. In fact I used this polish for the interview and stamped it in the afternoon (then I got called in a couple hours later lol!).

If you've been reading for a while you may know I love writing with fountain pens, it's one of my biggest hobbies along with nail polish. A few months I participated in a nailart contest on instagram from @pensandpolish, which is run by my friend Cheetarah. The subject was doing a manicure inspired by a pen, it was right up my alley and I was so lucky to be chosen winner.

My prize consisted of a fountain pen, the Lamy Al-Star in Champagne, a set of ink cartridges a notebook and a Essie polish (a franken Chee made).

For my mani I used 3 thin coats of the Essie polish, which is a soft-white jelly with a veeeeeery subtle pink shimmer (I can see it in the bottle, but it's impossible to distinguish on my nails). It was very easy to apply and on its own very flattering.
Then I stamped over it with Wet n' Wild Steel the Spotlight which is a gold-silver foil with kinda resembles the color of the pen, using my Moyou London Artist 02 plate.

Overall this was such a subtle mani that I didn't feel the need to change it even though I started my new position on the next day. It wore super well, around 5 days with mininal tipwear.
And here we have a small writing sample using the items from my prize. I paired the Champagne pen with the Lamy Neon Coral ink cartridge which makes for a very fun combination, in my opinion. I used a 1.1mm italic nib to get some line variation and show off the color better.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading today's post and thanks again to Cheetarah for chosing me as winner to this amazing giveaway :D

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