Monday, 28 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge - Most Expensive

Hi guys, and welcome to another week of the neverending pile challenge.  Today's prompt is most expensive, so I picked the 2 priciest untrieds in my stash - A-England - Ophelia (£9) and MaxFactor - Fantasy Fire (£5).  I know £5 is not exactly expensive, but it is quite pricey for such a tiny bottle.  I don't even know how much is in it, I couldn't find it written on the bottle anywhere, but if I had to guess, I'd say no more than 6 or 7ml........

 So, I layered a coat of FF over Ophelia, and mattified the whole thing once dry.  Then I stamped some leopard print from MoYou XL - Back to the 80's 04 with Glisten & Glow - HK Girl top coat.  I probably shouldn't have stamped with such a quick drying top coat, as the image is a little patchy in some places, but it was all I had to hand.  I think if I try matte vs glossy again, I may give my Gelous a go at being the stamper, since it's thick, and dries slowly.
Despite my patchy stamping, I enjoyed wearing this mani.  Fantasy Fire really is gorgeous, I'm so pleased I finally got my hands on a bottle.  I really liked how the stamping almost seems to disappear on one side of the nail too.  It's hard to see, but if you look at the ring finger in the photo above, you can just about see the shape of the print on the right hand side.....
And with that said, I will stop babbling and leave you to oooh and aaah at the rest of the pictures. :)




 So, that's it from me today, but I will be back on Wednesday with my 'least expensive' mani.   And as always, I would love to hear your thoughts on this mani :)


16 comments:

  1. So pretty! Great idea to stamp with topcoat.

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    1. Aww, thanks! I can't even remember where I saw it done first, but I've been meaning to try it myself for ages :D xxx

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  2. Looks fab! When I did this last year I freehanded the leopard with SV so it really stood out, but I like the subtle effect that the stamping creates :) xx

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    1. Thanks hun :) I may have to try it that way when I'm stocked up on top coat again, but right now I'm getting kind of low (and really scared lol) xxx

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  3. I have FF and I never think to use it! Thanks for reminding me how versatile and beautiful it can be!

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    1. yay, thanks hun :) This sat in my untrieds for at least a month, even though I was lemming it for what feels like forever.....ain't that always the way! :) xx

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  4. I see it! I see it! The disappearing stamp! LOVE that kind of thing! Great job, by the way! I have tried (several times) to stamp top coat over matte and have NEVER succeeded. You give me hope!

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    1. hehe, me too! It's like magic :D Thanks hun, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out......I was all panicky, trying to stamp as quick as possible since HK Girl dries SO fast. Looking forward to trying it with Gelous though, I think I'll be able to relax a little more with that! Hope it works for you next time you try too xxx

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  5. Argh! Love this matte versus glossy. While I love Fantasy Fire I never quite know what to do with it. U can use it on its own but need 10 coats for it to look stunning. I think u've done a stirling job Hun!

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    1. Aww thanks hun. I think it looks good over most darker colours, but I really love it over a blue, like Revlon royal or Barry m blue grape personally :D xx

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  6. love your blog !
    have a nice weekend!

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    1. Aww, thank you hun, I'm really pleased you do :D xx

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