I drove home during lunch on Thursday to pick up my dotting tools and red angel plates from my mailbox. So exciting! I wasn’t sure what to use first! I wasn’t even sure I was ready to give up my sunny yellow manicure yet! So I started by adding little dots to yesterday’s mani.
So much fun, I was suprised how well my right hand came out, considering I thought my left hand would be a wreak trying to apply the dots in a tidy manner.
I hung around with that for a while, but since my husband was out a concert the whole night I decided to change it up. Trying another Kleancolor polish I went with Pastel Blue.
This is three coats. And I gotta say I’m rethinking these Kleancolors every time a try a new one, they’re awesome!
I decide to use Reg Angel plate RA 106. Because it is such a crazy pattern I thought I’d use a color that was similar to my base. I bought Konad’s special stamping polish in a pastel blue and it hasn’t got a lot of use yet, but I figured it would be perfect for this.
Finished it off with Essie’s To Dry For.
Here are a few pics of the Red Angel image plates and the dotting tools.
It seems that since I’ve learned the “foil method” for removing the glitter polishes I can’t get enough! I’ve been doing a lot of sparkle and glitter polishes and while they are fun and gorgeous my favorite type of polish is creme. Its been hard to ignore the 18 Kleancolor polishes I bought, but after not so great results and then just okay results I’ve been avoiding them. But I’ve come to the conclusion that I can not judge these as a whole. Each color seems to behave differently. Even the pastel pink and pastel yellow acted differently. I figured, one collection/finish – one formula, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
I’ve been doing a lot of dark mani’s lately so I decided to switch it up a bit. Plus with all this insanely warm weather we’ve been having lately I’ve been in the mood for Spring! Although, go figure today is cold and rainy. A few weeks ago when the Kleancolor polishes arrived I was so excited to see this pastel yellow. The only other yellow I have is Sally Hansen’s Lightning, which is a bright yellow – at least on my skin tone.
I started out with three coats of Kleancolor’s Pastel Yellow (they need to work on their names. Where’s the in between Spoiled’s crazy names and Kleancolor’s boring ones.) I made sure I waited a little bit to add the other coats (I was stepping on eggshells, really wanting this to work out). I added one layer of Essie’s To Dry For – just in case.
I then used Konad’s special Pastel Purple stamping polish and Bundle Monster’s plate BM11. When I first got these plates I noticed this particular design was on two different plates. But then I noticed that they seem to be different sizes, a small amount, but still different enough. I finished it off with two coats of Essie’s TDF.
My Red Angel plates and dotting tools have arrived! Can’t wait to play with them!