Stamping was done using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Presto Pewter and Bundle Monster plate BM-205. Even though the stamping is a bit on the subtle side, I really love how this turned out. Especially enjoying it in the sunshine...
I have been noticing that I tend to "gray things up" lately. By that I mean that I have been drawn to gray polishes for the base and tend to stamp with gray or silver over most colors. The end result seems to turn out grayish no matter what I do.
To get a good idea of what I mean by "gray things up," just take a look at this manicure indoors. I managed to turn a pretty blue into gray...
Barielle Slate of Affairs is a dusty grayed out blue with a blue shimmer. It took three coats for full, even coverage. The formula is a bit thick, but the color makes up for any flaws. It is really pretty and the shimmer is just lovely. Swatches are with a top coat...
The shimmer is most evident outside in the sunshine. Just look how pretty it is... :)
Collection: The All Lacquered Up Collection, Fall 2009 (now main line)
Color Name/Number: Slate of Affairs, 5075
Number of coats: 3
Top Coat: Yes
Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
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