There comes a point where stamping is too hard and the prospect of doing another striped, dotted or average taped mani just isn't interesting. I literally (literally!) have an entire reusable shopping full of polish and yet deciding what to do can be extremely tough. The solution? Browse all the blogs! I really should use that more, it is the meme after which my blog is named.... Anyway, I found myself on Chloe's Nails and just had to try one of her "Patchwork" manis. I wanted a twist though: have each be a different texture, rather than colour!
To start off, I added two coats of Rimmel Black Satin - my go-to black - and added a thin coat of Seche Vite on the top to help it dry. Once it looked dry, I WAITED FIVE MORE MINUTES. I have ruined way too many manis not waiting an extra five minutes. Then, I cut two squares of tape to create my first two squares. I added the polish, added Seche Vite and WAITED FIVE MORE MINUTES. Repeat for the second two squares, this time making sure to cover the previous two exactly for a neat finish.
My polishes, clockwise, from top left: Lacquistry Winter No. 1, LA Colours Unique, Orly Sweet Peacock and Maybelline Demin Dash.
The Verdict: OMG I love how this turned out. I'm very proud of myself for adding the texture in there, I'm totes awesome! :D:D:D