Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Blues: Persian Blue

Hello my lovelies! I don't know about you but I'm really glad I survived this awful Monday. It's raining and I have a headache, but at least I finished work and can relax for a bit. Another week has passed and I haven't blogged at all since last Monday. But I do have good news: I got lots of new nail art goodies that I've already started to play with, plus a brand new camera. The photos in today's post are taken with said camera, even though I'm still figuring out how to use it. So I apologize if they seem a bit off. The manicure was inspired by my trip to Amsterdam and I also used one of the polishes I got from there. Let's take a look!

As you may of may not know, I'm a big fan of Delft pottery (and I have this post to prove it). During my visit in Amsterdam I went to the Rijksmuseum, where I looked at tons of beautiful pottery. I also came across a couple of pieces with white decorations on a blue background. The description informed me that this technique is called Persian blue, hence the name of this post.

The nail polish I used as a base color is one of my new Kiko polishes and it's called 335 Ink Blue. It's an indigo crelly that is just beautiful as a color but isn't that great to apply. The crelly formula means that it's quite sheer, so 3 coats are mandatory to make it opaque. It dries to a very glossy finish, which is always great. Unfortunately it stains like crazy so removal is quite unpleasant. For the nail art I used two new products from the Born Pretty Store. The stamping plate is BP-L024 and the stamping polish comes from a brand called Ya Qin An (you can find it here). I was quite impressed by how great this stamping polish works, so I'm gonna talk about it in a future post.

I'm very happy with how these nails turned out. Both the stamping plate and stamping polish are awesome. I just wish the Kiko polish wouldn't stain so badly because it's a gorgeous color. Don't forget that you can use code MFL91 to get 10% off your Born Pretty Store order. And make sure you check out the rest of the Monday Blues in the links below!

Have a great week!

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