For this manicure, I used my brand new Sinful Colors nail polish in Bare (a medium pinky nude) as a base, I used Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Black Satin (plan old black!) as my stamping color, and I used Nails Inc. London in Sloane Square (a very sheer grey base with holographic hexagonal glitter and smaller silver glitter) on top. The look I was going for was a strip of black lace across the top of the nails, and I think it turned out pretty well; the angle of the design isn't uniform on each nail, but that's fine for what I was going for. In fact, I think I like the nails where it's more angled than the nails where it's got more of a "French tip" effect.
My base color:
|Sinful Colors, "Bare"|
|Rimml Lasting Finish Pro: Black Satin|
|Nails, Inc. Sloane Square|
What do you guys think of it? I'm on the fence; I think the design turned out fine and all, but I'm worried it looks a little... trashy? Maybe it's just not my style. I love the idea of stamping, but the effect is never as sophisticated looking as I picture it in my head. I'll try it again without the glittery topcoat; I added it because I didn't think the pink on its own was flattering against my skin tone, but maybe with a different pink, or even a dark burgundy to provide a more subtle contrast. I will keep you apprised of my further adventuring!