Hey there! In case you're not aware, I adore sheer polishes for leadlighting. I love the 10.1 Polish Icing collection, the Loaded Lacquer Jiggles and, more recently, I fell in love with the Esmaltes da Kelly Soap Bubbles collection. So when I saw Esmaltes da Kelly had released neon Soap Bubbles AND Soft Soap Bubbles (a toned-down version of the original Soap Bubbles), of course I bought them both (sorry, wallet). Today's mani is the first one I've done with the soft ones, using my new favourite plates from UberChic Beauty.
Since I really wanted to keep the soft look for this, I used a jelly white as a base instead of a super opaque white. The white I used is Loaded Lacquer Coconut (from the Jiggles collection that I already mentioned). It took 3 coats to reach this opacity. I love the squishy look of it.
For the stamping I used Mundo de Unas Black and UberChic Beauty 1-02 (previously reviewed here). Since I wanted to mirror the images, I used this neat-o tutorial from Wacky Laki for my ring fingers. It took a few tries to get it to transfer but it worked. Unfortunately a few of my fine lines pulled a bit when I was stamping (mostly on my middle finger) so they ended up a bit wonky but still a pretty image.
And lastly I leadlighted with Esmaltes da Kelly Soft Laranja (orange), Rosa (pink), Roxo (purple) and Azul (blue). So I even got to learn some some color words in Portuguese! I finished with a coat of HK Girl.
I love how spring-like these turned out. They'd be perfect for the first day of spring today even if we did get a new pile of snow last night and are expecting more this weekend. I knew not to be fooled into thinking we were done with winter!
'Til next time...