New Product: M81
Hi everyone, we hope that you are all well. Today sees the final in the current series of new products (check us out, sounding like a really cool and popular TV programme). But, don’t worry; like every good thing, we have more great new product coming your way very soon. But, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Today, we have yet another image plate for you to devour.
Image Plate M81 is our second plate to feature full-nail designs, consisting of four, and one smaller, curly design. The fab thing about all of these designs, is that they look good in practically any colour: pinks, greens, blues, anything. Although, as always, it’s important to put some thought onto the colours that you use together.
For example, if like Nailphile, you choose a light base colour, such as Baby Blue, then a dark blue special polish, such as Princess Blue Pearl, will look perfect for the design,which in Nailphile’s example, she uses the stripes and jewels design (top left of the image plate).
However, if you choose a darker base colour, opting for a white special polish for the stamp, so that the design does not overpower the already fantastic base colour.
90% of nail bloggers across the blogoshphere, seemed to prefer choosing light colours for the base, such as Sasse’s Nad Stamping Stampede’s blog, where she chose a very discreet, clear pink colour (opague colours work nicely too). A light pink like Konad’s R11 Light Pink, or even a purple, such as R09 Light Violet will look perfect. Similar to Nailphile, Sasse complemented her light pink base coat, by stamping the stripy design (bottom left of the image plate) onto each nail, using Konad’s Psyche pink.
Whether you choose a dark or light colour for the design, depends on what overall effect you want to achieve. A light design gives attention to the base coat, and generally, these looks are bolder, so using simple designs work better, as busy designs can be wasted, since the light colour (unless you use a colour that is the dramatic opposite of the base coat) is potentially overpowered by the darker base.
A dark or bright design focuses more on the design, rather than the base coat, drawing the eye towards the design. For these colour schemes, a more fancy design could be the key, as they look more striking.
So, how do you feel today? Dramatic, confident and bold? Or quiet, reserved and simple? Whichever look you choose, pick your colours wisely. And, if you are new to nail art, learn to love your nails.