Saturday, April 17, 2010

NOTD: Orly Plum Noir + M72

Well, I should be in bed, but I'm not, so I might as well do something constructive.  Why am I awake at 1 am when I am perpetually sleep deprived during the week?  Well, I'm a night owl ... I could be tired all day, yet as evening comes I find myself the most awake.  I force myself to bed during the week ... but tomorrow I can sleep all day if I want.  Although I do have some errands to run ... I am in need of a 3rd Helmer =)

Anyway, I really liked this mani, & combined with the purple tiger stripes that preceded it, I've renewed my love of Konad, which I'd been kind of neglecting with my current fascination with water marbling & freehand nail art.  
I think most of the people around me are so used to my nails always being done that most manis go unremarked, but I actually got a lot of compliments on this.  Base color is Orly Plum Noir, Konad done with Orly Snowcone & image plate m72:

I think I got some of the tips a little crooked, but this design is very forgiving.  I'd never tried it before, didn't think it looked that interesting on the plate, but I will for sure use it again.  I did get some residue from Snowcone when stamping, but Seche Vite really worked it's magic.  Here's a before & after topcoat comparison ... just so you can see the difference, but as always if you want to see larger just click on them:

So if you try this color & run into this problem, don't worry.  As long as it's just a thin film ,topcoat will totally take care of it.

Going to try & get into bed shortly here.  I did manage to get on top of the questions coming through YT, but I'm still in a ridiculous hole where blog comments are concerned.  Getting to them this weekend will depend on when I decide to fit in the assembly time, although if I remember correctly, they take less than an hour.

Thanks for reading =)



  1. VERY VERY pretty. Love it. I've got that plate. So many plates so little time. :) My may have to start doing me feet. LOL,

  2. Love it! Plum Noir looks greast on you!

  3. Wow! That's a showstopper look!

  4. I think that is goregeous. I love the plum noir. And I, too, am a similar type of night owl. Don't know what comes over me, no matter how tired I am, I'm up and awake by 10 pm. UGH!

  5. Stupid Question Alert:
    How does the topcoat get rid of the residue? Does it like..make it slide off or something?

  6. I'm the same way with staying up at nigh. It's really frustrating!

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  8. I love this design, wonderful !

  9. EVERYONE - Thanks!

    ANON - I honestly have no clue LOL, I'm just glad it works =)

    LUCY - I am SO late, but thank you! I will check it out.


Thanks for commenting! I will read every comment, and try to respond to any questions =)

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