Today I have something really exciting for you: the first guest post ever on my blog!
I did a few guest posts myself for other people in the past, and I thought it was time to have a few on my blog now too :)
It's an honour to have the lovely Franzi from FrankieHuntersNails do this first guest post! She is such a sweet and supportive person. I've known her for a while now and have been following her blog for a long time. It amazes me how much progress Franzi has made in the past year: not only does her nail art keep getting better, but her writing and pictures have improved a lot too! I love that about following a blog for a long time, you really see people improve :)
Okay, I will stop talking now! Franzi, take it away!
My name is Franziska and I run my blog FrankieHuntersNails since November 2013. I fell in love with nail art the year before and decided to start my own blog, after discovering that there is a huge community and because I wanted to share my work with others.
I was really happy and amazingly proud, when Robin asked me to do a guest post for her. I met Robin shortly after I started my blog, via another blogger and she is one of those artists I admire most and she inspired me a lot!
I let her choose between two designs and she took the one, which included the new China Glaze - Meet me under the Stars polish. I combined it with some stamped snow crystals from the MoYou Festive Collection 02 plate (I bought this last year and don't know if its still available).
Some words about the polish: Meet me under the Stars is a blackened jelly polish with tiny silver glitter in it. It dries to a slightly textured finish and you will at least need two coats for full opacity. It was a bit hard to apply, because it's really goopy. This may be because of the very dense glitter.
When I applied the first layer, I tried to apply it even proportioned, which means that there is the same amount of polish on the whole nail. Avoid to leave bald or thick spots, because especially when you don't do any nail art above it, this will be visible. If you want to wear it on its own, I recommend to apply three even coats. But the even coats are the crucial thing about this polish, because it has such a strange consistency.
Nevertheless, if you are patient enough, you will be granted with an awesome looking polish! And the final look of it is the only reason, why I can recommend this polish. It looks great, has a lot of depth and is a perfect base for some glittery black and white nail art.
When the two coats were dry, I applied one coat of Glisten&Glow - HK Girl top coat (which is my absolute favourite fast drying high shine top coat) and begun with the stamping.
I used Essence - stampy polish 001 stamp me! white, because it's a high pigmented white polish and my Konad stamper, because of the pink stamper. I chose different snow crystals from the plate for every finger and if I counted right there are 49 different snow crystals to choose from.
I really recommend MoYou stamping plates. They are perfect for stamping and have very unique designs. If you can get your hands on the Festive Collection 02 plate, go and get it. These snow crystals are amazing and you will need it every year in winter! :)
When the stamping was dry, I applied again a layer of Glisten&Glow - HK Girl to seal it and add some extra gloss to the base polish.
Normally, I'm not very good at stamping, even though I like this technique so much! But this time it turned out very well I think!
Ok, that's it!
I want to thank Robin for letting me guest post on her blog! I was really excited about it and thought for hours about a design for her! I hope you enjoyed this little review and the simple nail design!
So, readers, what do you think? Go give Franzi some love on her blog too! If you're not following her already, go do that now, you will not regret it! :) (and while you're on her blog, go look at this mind blowing glitter placement mani! It's just mesmerizing)
Thanks for reading!