Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sally Hanson Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet Swatches and Stamping

     I picked up Mint Sorbet the other day and I must say, I love this color.  It is just so yummy looking.  Not to mention I got a lot of compliments on this mani.  I picked up some new Essence plates as well and was so excited to try them out.  Back when I first discovered the nail polish blogging community I used to read people posts and they would say they couldn't remember how many coats they did and I thought it was funny that they couldn't remember.  Ha.  Guess what, I can't remember if  I did two or three coats of this.  :-(  I am going to start writing these things down so that  I don't ever have to write this again.

Finished product inside with no flash

Outside with no flash

Inside with flash

Inside without flash

 Outside without flash

My new plates.  The stamp that I used was on the right plate on the bottom in the center.

Base coat: Chip Skip by OPI and Smooth Beginnings from Avon
Base color: Mint Sorbet from Sally Hanson - 2 coats...I think
Stamping color: Why Not from Sinful Colors.  It did not stain when I used it as a stamping color like it did when I used it for my entire nail.
Top Coat: Out the Door

I am really liking stamping.  What about you guys?


  1. Your nails came out beautiful! Of course you received compliments!! :D I love new plates! I have no idea where to find those though :( I gave you some awards on my blog, click on my name to get the link. Congrats :D

    1. I found these plates at Fred Meyer in the Essence display case. They are 1.99 each. This is also where I bought my stamper and it came with the scraper and an image plate for 2.99. I was really scared it wouldn't work because all the other stampers I have seen are around ten dollars but I love it and haven't had any problems with them. Thank you for the awards, I will check it out in just a second! Yeah, so excited. And thank you for the compliment!

  2. I really love the look of stamping. It's too bad I stink at it! :) I love how you just did your tips. How pretty! I didn't know Essence made stamping plates. I like the designs!

    1. I almost gave up on stamping because I had such a hard time with it in the beginning. I just kept practicing on our tables lol. My husband found it quite amusing to come home and see all of these random images everywhere. I also know I had a really hard time because I was trying to use normal polish, trying to be cheap, and found that the experience is much better with the stamping polish. I haven't picked any up yet but I know Essence has a black and a white and they are only 1.99 each.

  3. I am soooo jealous of your tip stamping skills! I can do regular images decently but i really suck at trying to line the tips up right. Very cute mani :)

  4. Thank you. The sad thing is I didn't even try and they turned out like this. I TRIED to do another tip stamping tip mani tonight and it was TERRIBLE! lol. When I try I suck, when I don't I don't even know I'm good. I may never be able to do a good one again! I pray this is not the case.