Hi there and good day to you.
Today I will be sharing a few manicures that I have created for the #pcnovember16 nail art challenge on Instagram. This nail art challenge is hosted by two lovely ladies Debbie (ladyandthe_stamp) and Jayne (starryeyed83), whose close family members have been affected by the Pancreatic cancer. This disease is not often diagnosed early enough, so these ladies are hoping to raise awareness on this topic by running this initiative.
This is my first year of joining this annual nail art challenge, I hope to help with raising awareness as well as spreading the word. This nail art challenge is very flexible, the prompts are exactly the same as last year’s. There’s a rough timeline for posting each week’s mani but this is not crucial and the ladies are so relaxed about it. The only requirement is to make sure the manicure is mainly purple or include the colour purple. #purplenailsforpancreaticcancer
First prompt: Hearts/Love
For this prompt, I have used the brand new Dixiegirl “Love” stamping plate. This plate is of excellent quality and it is packed with some very cute designs.
The base is Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in “Prickly Pear”, and stamped with Color Club holo hues “Harp on it” and Wikkid polish in “Pure Velvet”. The stamped images are crisp and clear, all thanks to an excellent plate and polish. It seems all of my clear jelly stampers can pick up the images without issues.
Second prompt: Gradient
I have created a holographic purple gradient as base. It contains Lilypad lacquer in “She’s all that”, Bohemian polishes in “Furry little problem solver” and “See no Dreams”. I have used EdK Andromeda as the stamping polish, and the wonderful Petla “The Perfect One” stamping plate.
Third prompt: Flowers
For this prompt, I have created 2 manicures as I could not decide on which to wear. Yes I was sporting mismatching manis for a few days. Not a rule in my books to have matching nails! The base is a pastel gradient using Illamasqua Jo’Mina, Barry M Gelly nail paints in Prickly Pear and Fondant.
Version #1: Watercolour flowers
The stamping image is from Uber Chic beauty collection 11-01. I have created stamping decals with acrylic paints.
Version #2: Sparkling daisies
I used the Dixie Girl DP02 plate for the daisy pattern, stamping with Wikkid polish in Pure Velvet. It is a really good purple stamping, one coater! Then, a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust before finishing off with Seche Vite fast drying top coat.
Hope you like the manicures shared, and if you require more information on the pcnovember16. Please head over to Debbie (http://instagram.com/ladyandthe_stamp) and Jayne’s (http://instagram.com/starryeyed83) instagram accounts!
I have 2 more prompts to complete this month, part 2 will be available by the end of November 💜
Thank you and have a lovely day!