For the manicure, I used a base of the gorgeous and sparkly Glam Polish Whirlwind form the Mid-Winter's Dream collection. I stamped the pattern from MoYou plate Kaleidoscope 10 using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Escape. After the stamping, I used a small detail brush and Glam Polish You and Me (But Mostly Me) to add the gold detailing. I also used a small detail brush to touch up a bit of the pattern which ran slightly short for me. Finally, I accented each nail with a small gold rhinestone...
Here is my scan of the amazing MoYou Kaleidoscope 10 plate. I had a tough time deciding whether I should get this plate or the XL version of it (plates 08, 09 and 11) one of which you can see below. I generally prefer the size of the XL images because the regular sized ones are so sticking small measuring at just 12x15mm vs 15x22mm for the XL ones. For these designs, however, I was worried about loosing the detail of the images and opted to try and make the smaller ones work for me. I'm glad I got the smaller sized images in this case, but I do wish MoYou's small images ran just a few millimeters longer. A girl can dream right?
The reason I opted to go with the smaller images is not because there are more of them on the stamping plate (although that is pretty enticing), but rather because MoYou is very inconsistent with scaling of images. For example you can see the pattern that I used for this manicure (2nd row, 2nd image on plate 10 above and 1st row, 1st image on plate 09 below). They are exactly the same just different sizes. If I were to use the XL image, I would only get about two thirds of the pattern on my nail and thereby loose a lot of detail. I wish that instead of shrinking/enlarging the same image, MoYou would expand or continue the pattern for the XL images, so that you would still be able to get a lot of detail on shorter nails. They do it 'correctly' on occasion, but very rarely. Again, a girl can dream right?
Ok, I'm getting off my MoYou soapbox for now and getting back to more photos of the manicure. I love how this manicure turned out...
Ooh! So sparkly...
Let me know what you think of this manicure!
Thanks for looking!
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