Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ulta Green with Envy Stamped with LA Colors Current

I joined a stamping group on Facebook and thought it would be fun participate in the Sunday Stamping challenge there. Today the challenge is green, so guess what... a green manicure it is. I started out with two coats of Ulta's Green with Envy and stamped with LA Colors Current. I'm pretty sure that I broke every stamping rule in the book with this, but that's just the rebel that I am. Not only did I stamp with a lighter color, but I also stamped a shimmer over a shimmer. Good thing there is no such thing as the stamping police :). I really like the subtle stamping effect of this combination.

For the stamping I used the Red Angel stamp RA-104. You might remember that I had trouble using the RA plates and even thought that mine were defective and warped. Thanks to everyone's comments and support on this issue, I believe that most people have slightly warped plates and it should not interfere with the stamping quality. So, I took a deep breath, watched a quick video on getting a good image (shared by Carolina on Facebook), and tried again. Luckily something clicked for me and the image transferred perfectly. I'm so excited!

And here it is...

On it's own, Ulta's Green with Envy is a blacked forest green with a green shimmer. Application with this was okay, but not perfect. It took two coats for full coverage, but did have a tendency to leave bare spots, so it really needed a light touch to avoid dragging. Also, no matter how hard I tried, I could not get this polish to warp around my tips. I love the color, but the formula left something to be desired.

Swatch Details
Brand: Ulta
Line: Professional
Color Name/Number: Green with Envy
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the color and the stamping. Do you have stamping rules you follow/break?

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


  1. Wow! Beautiful color, pretty stamping... all in all a great manicure!! :)

  2. Wow this looks awesome!

  3. The subtle stamping is very nice! I adore this!

  4. The stamping design is so pretty! I must get some stamping plates for myself too :)

  5. Hey cool! I'm in that group as well! Just couldnt do this weeks challenge! This is awesome! I love greens!

  6. I didn't even recognize this image but it is sooo lovely!
    If this is "breaking the rules" than I offer you a getaway car so you can keep breaking them ;)

  7. I'm really glad you all like it! I do like subtle stamping. There is just something about it that catches my eye.

    @Elsa, you should definitely try stamping, it is fun! :)

    @Fingers, we'll see what the rest of the challenges hold. I like seeing what everyone comes up with! :)

    @Marta, thanks for the getaway car. I'll take it! :)
    I did tweak the stamp a bit, which is why you probably don't recognize it. The lines are spaced so far apart they kept leaving empty space that I didn't like. So I added a few extra lines from the same stamp :D

  8. Thats very pretty cuz! ~Alla


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