Morgan Taylor Under The Stars with Mermaid Scales Stamping (52 Week Challenge)
Oops, I’m late again for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge … but only by a day. The prompts were navy and scales. I’ve combined them this week and have used Morgan Taylor Under The Stars, stamped with a mermaid scales design in silver.
Morgan Taylor Under The Stars is a long time lemming of mine. But even after waiting a couple of years to buy it, I still waited another four months to wear it. That’s not surprising though seeing as my untrieds pile currently numbers more than 300 polishes. I really need a concerted effort to try to use them all.
Under The Stars has a navy blue jelly base with small and tiny holographic silver glitters. It’s gorgeous to look at. I stamped a mermaid scales pattern using Bundle Monster BM-502 and Barry M Foil Effects Silver.
The polish was still a bit lumpy, despite a coat of Gelous and a coat of top coat. But with a final coat of top coat after the stamping, it was nice and smooth.
The final look is not particularly mermaid-like. Under The Stars would be perfect for a galaxy manicure; not so much for a marine look. But it’s beautiful all the same. I’m glad I slayed that lemming.
- Colour: three coats of Morgan Taylor Under The Stars
- Initial top coat: Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat plus Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
- Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Silver
- Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-502
- Final top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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STUNNING. And “slayed that lemming” made me laugh. BTW, every.single.time. I see a mani where one of you lucky U.K.ers used a Barry M gold or silver foil effects polish to stamp with, I just (nearly literally) want to scream. They stamp SO beautifully. And we have nothing this side of the pond that comes close, IMO, to the gold color one, especially. I almost bought a few bottles of each directly from the Barry M website before they were discontinued but put the brakes on the order each time because I couldn’t bring myself to pay the shipping fee. I am so unhappy with myself now because, yes, I can still find bottles of the gold foil, but just one bottle costs more than the shipping fee would have back when I nixed my own orders. Cry. Weep. Sob. I’ve learned my lesson though. Next time I feel so passionately about a polish that I nearly order it at least three times, I’m going to buy it, abhorrent shipping fee or no. Pant, pant, pant.
Ummm…I did tell you how beautiful your mani is, didn’t I? Because it really is. 🙂
I know that you are glad that you slayed under the stars. This look is gorgeous. It reminds me of how the ocean looks when you are far out.