This month I have had the pleasure of recreating a design from Knitty Nails, aka Debbie. Her Adult Colouring Book nail art was the inspiration behind my Maniswap Circle design using pastels.
Polishes and tools
Nailtiques Formula 2 plus
Color Club Diggin' The Dancing Queen
Fab UR Nails FUN 24
Painted Polish Stamped in Charcoal
Clear Jelly Stamper The Big Bling
Revlon Smokey Eye (angled clean up brush)
I'm back to using Nailtiques for a base, I think using Primetime has caused my nails to start flaking. I'm still using it sparingly, but the Nailtiques should correct the peeling and flaking.
My chosen pastel was neon purple! I think I'm pushing the pastel boundaries as far as I can. However, I do wish I could have used all of the shades from this collection as Debbie had a great rainbow design I wanted to try.
This colour only took two thickish coats, which is pretty good for a pastel. As always, I set it with top coat before stamping.
For the design I didn't have the same plate as Debbie, but I think the Fab UR Nails plate had a really similar design. I tried to run the design across all my nails, so they all are individual.
This time I chose to stamp in a dark grey, which is a bit less harsh than black. It's a bit softer and more welcoming than hard black lines.
Apart from lining the stamping up so the designs flowed, this was a pretty quick manicure. After cleaning up from stamping, it just needed top coat.
It looks quite girly for me! But repeat after me:
It's not pink! It's neon pastel purple!
Adult Colouring Book nail art
As you can see from macro photos, streaking of the stamped design was minimal, and so I call that a win! I hope Debbie loves it too.
Are you a fan of adult colouring books? I've got a few, but not enough patience to stick with them unfortunately. Which is your favourite? My prettiest book is Joanna Basford's Lost Ocean.
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