Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Essie Mint Candy Apple Stamped Using DRK XL Designer 1 Nail Plate




I was able to purchase some of the nail stamping plates that I've been eyeing, both on the Moyou London and the DRKnails.com websites. I was able to purchase 5 Moyou London plates and the amazing DRK XL Designer 1 nail plate. It's DRK Nails' first "buffet-style" XL stamping plate where all designs are incorporated into one big image. You can choose which part of the design you want to use and go for it. I will include clearer pictures of the DRK XL Designer 1 plate in this post later, but for now, here's what I came up with using the flower images in the plate.




In this design, I used the cult favorite Mint Candy Apple from Essie. I've owned this polish for 3 years now, but it had been languishing in my Helmer for years. I tried it again and I'm just amazed with the formula! Even after all these years, it still glided well on the nails, it did not thicken or become goopy over time. It was really a joy to apply.

I used Cult Nails nail lacquer in You're My Dandy Lion on the accent nail and threw in some nail jewels. I love this yellow from Cult Nails. It has a slight shimmer that is very pretty, and the color itself is bright without being obnoxious.

I stamped using my DRK XL Designer 1 nail plate and China Glaze chrome nail lacquer in Millenium. All in all, I am liking this mani. I know fall is almost here, but I can't let go of my summery nail polishes just yet!




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