Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Case of the Disappearing Stamping...

I showed you the color changing Ruby Wing Poppy lacquer on Monday and even though it was April 1st, it was no joke, Poppy really changes color from a bright raspberry red to a deep burgundy wine color. I wanted to play with the effect a bit and one of my ideas was to have disappearing or rather appearing stamping...

The base of this manicure is Essence Everybody's Talking About. I chose it because it is the closest match to the indoor color of Ruby Wing Poppy that I have. It is just a touch darker, but close enough for me. I stamped it using Poppy and Dashica plate SdP-O. If you look really closely, you might be able to see the stamping in this shot indoors...

Under direct sun it transitions from the hidden image you see above, to this...

I absolutely love the effect and idea of it. Kind of a hidden surprise for myself and great a excuse to go play in the sun. Unfortunately, in Seattle, the sun is here one moment and gone the next. The day that I created this manicure it was sunny and gorgeous, but the next day the stamping was hiding even outside...

Now you see it... Now you don't...

Essence Everybody's Talking About is a raspberry red cream with a slight jelly finish. It is one of my older polishes and was a bit on the dry and goopy side by now. I had to thin it out slightly prior to using, so I will refrain from commenting on the formula or application. I believe when I used it in the past I had no problems with it. Swatches are two coats with no top coat...

Swatch Details
Brand: Essence
Collection: Colour & Go
Color Name/Number: 29 Everybody's Talking About
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: No

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

** Polishes were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
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  1. GORGEOUS mani and what a clever idea!!

  2. That's so cool! Love that stamping image too.

  3. Very clever idea, I love the effect! I'd be playing tricks on people all day long with this :) xx

  4. This is a million times cooler than the changing polish by itself! I'm very impressed!

  5. amazing idea! and a stunning effect :)
    I've ordered a changing polish just today, I'll do a stamping with it :)
    thanks for inspiring me :D

  6. Amazing effect! Super interesting stamping! :-)

  7. That is cool! You're so creative!

  8. That's a fun effect! Could be done with a thermo nail polish as well I guess :)) Great idea!

  9. i want these rub wing color changing polishes so bad I am just gonna have to go buy some :)

  10. You are so clever and that is gorgeous!

  11. Seriously? This is awesome!! What a fabulous idea, I want to see it in real life! :p

  12. You ALWAYS come up with the neatest stuff!!! I love this!

  13. That is soooo cool. I have been seeing tons of this Ruby Wing polish this week. Gonna have to get some :)

  14. This is such a good idea I love how it looks :D

  15. What a great idea! This is like much fun :)

  16. such a nice idea! <3 love your nails ;)


  17. Absolutely love it! What a perfect idea!
    You rock with everything you make!
    Love it all!

    Have a great day!

  18. I love the disappear effect, very cool!

  19. Thank you so much everyone for all the wonderful comments! I did not expect such a response. I'm so glad that you like it and I hope you all try playing around with color changing polishes!

    @Mari, I think it should work just as well with thermo polishes! I can't wait to try it :)

  20. This is amazing! What a clever idea! I just got Poppy yesterday, so I will have to try this out when the sun decides to make an appearance (I live just North of you in British Columbia, so we also don't get a whole lot of sun).

  21. @Jane, thank you! :)

    @MIN, I do hope you try it out. The sun has been rare around the NW, but I'm sure it will make an appearance some day again :)

  22. OMGosh how flipping cool is this!!

  23. @Kellie M, Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it :)


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