Fruits, Again

Hello and welcome!  I loved the fruit design from last week so much that I decided to try it again this week.

So I went a little overboard, and not only bought the fruit stickers from last week, but also bought a fruit stamping plate.  And honestly, there were two fruit stamping plates, but I’m saving the second plate for next year.  As you can see, I got a little obsessed.  But I couldn’t help it, just look at all the possibilities this plate offers!

 

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  Painted Polish – Stamped in Cinderelly
  • 2nd Color:  Twinkled T – Vibin’
  • 3rd Color:  Maniology – Nikko
  • 4th Color:  Sinful Colors – Ruby Ruby
  • 5th Color:  Cirque Colors – Cyber
  • 6th Color:  Cirque Colors – Boozy Brunch
  • 7th Color:  Cirque Colors – Hedonist
  • 8th Color:  Cirque Colors – Retail Therapy
  • 9th Color:  Painted Polish – Stamped in Greenery 2.0
  • 10th Color:  Twinkled T – Glow Up
  • Top Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Top Coat
  • WhatsUp Nails B008 stamping plate
  • silicone stamper & scraper
  • lint roller sheet
  • Maniology dual sided nail art brush & dotting tool
  • Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
  • acetone nail polish remover

I started with my usual base coat this time (I dropped the ball by not having fruity smelling base coat), and then applied two coats of Painted Polish – Stamped in Cinderelly.  Next, I got ready to do the reverse stamping.  Which meant pulling out as many small stampers as I could (to do all the nails at once).  Then I stamped the bananas, watermelons, and strawberries in black.  But for some reason, I thought the pineapples should be stamped in green…?  Either way, I used a small dotting tool to fill in their respective fruit parts in yellow, pink, red, and green.

 

Since the oranges had no real blank spaces to fill (it was basically all one single stamp), I tried doing this yellow-orange marble stamp.  But it didn’t really pop against the bright blue background.  So I stamped over it again, but in all black.  And since that was just too dark, I stamped over the oranges, yet again, in orange.  I did that until I was happy with how opaque the color was.  I also stamped over the pineapple outline, in black, to keep everything uniform.

 

This mani used so many colors!  And took much more effort than I was expecting.  Part of that was my fault.  Since in the end I wasn’t happy with some of the fruit having a black outline, and some not.  But in the end, it was worth it.  Just look at that juicy fruit!

 

Hope everyone enjoyed their week!

Update:

They nearly made the whole week without a chip!  But then my darned middle finger had to go and ruin it.  And of course I picked at it, making it worse, and then had to shorten the nail to save it.  What’s new?

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