You may have noticed I’m posting slightly less these days, so I had the inspired idea to use these spare days to host a couple of guest posts by some other lovely bloggers! I’m an avid blog reader and I love the blogging community, so I’m excited to have some of my favourite bloggers posting over here. Let’s start with Jen from The Nail Polish Project (and yes, her nails really are that perfect in real life!)
When Rose from Every Little Polish asked me if I would be interested in doing a guest post for her, it wasn’t even something I had to think about. We have a great nail blogging scene here in Sydney and Rose is one of my favourite bloggers so I jumped at it and immediately started thinking about what to do. In a happy coincidence, my new Moyou Biker plates arrived a couple of days later and I settled on trying out the tyre track designs to make a tribal manicure.
I started this manicure off with a base of China Glaze Blue Sparrow, then I alternately sponged on Blue Sparrow and Flying Dragon to create the final base colour. Then I used five out of the six tyre track designs from Moyou plate Biker – 06 to create the tribal effects. I found that some of the designs were more suited to being centred on the nail, while others looked better offset.
I’m completely addicted to these sponged base colours for stamping, there are constantly pieces of ripped up sponge floating around my desk and it’s much more foolproof than trying to do a sponged gradient as you can just keep adding until you’re happy with it all. I find it works best with two colours – adding a white creme into the mix for sponging with can also add a nice depth to the design.