I painted my toes about two weeks ago and now that I'm getting ready to change my pedicure, I thought I should probably get around to posting the pictures. This one was an okay look, but as you'll see, it wasn't the sort of thing I would like to leave on for a month.
I started out with two easy coats of a polish that I received as a gift for Christmas from one of the students in my class. It was in a set of five no name polishes from Markwins, which is a shame because these have really turned out to be some amazing polishes. The bottle said NBLA, but so did one of the other bottles in the set that was a different shade. Anyway, this color is a lovely frosty Barbie pink. I took pictures before I stamped just so you could see how lovely and girly this shade is on its own. This was opaque at one coat but I used two for good measure.
Next, I stamped over each toe using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Grape Escape and Bundle Monster plate BM205. There was the mistake. I should have known that the full nail design would not be large enough for my big toe but I wanted to try it out at least once to be sure. Now I'm sure. Stick to smaller (or not full nail) designs for the toe. The plate left a big gap on the one side (see photo below). I could have tried double stamping but I'm just not that talented with the stamp yet. I didn't really mind too much because I've still been wearing closed toe shoes but now that it's in the mid-eighties here in Florida, it's definitely time to change up the pedicure to something I like better. I'm feeling orange right now so we'll see what I come up with for orange toes!