Below are the scans of the plates I received from the Festival Collection. These ten plates are 5.5 x 5.5 cm. The mix of image styles is just outstanding - dreamcatchers, tribal, hipster, geometric, buffet and text, all in one set.
I started with the dreamcatchers. Despite having purchased my first real dreamcatcher over 20 years ago, I had yet to put them down on my nails so here we go. I did a gradient base with Orly Vintage and Freestyle that I then stamped with BM-S301 and Mundo de Unas White and matted with Essie Matte About You. I was about to say this was my favourite so far but I really like them all so that would have been dishonest.
For my second look, I went with the oh-so-popular rose gold with Cirque Halcyon. The stamped nails are Color Club French Tip stamped with BM-S308 and Essie Penny Talk. This one was pretty!
I wanted to include a macro of these to show how amazingly the super fine details in these flowers stamped. Tell me that's not impressive!
For the third look, I used two coats of Deborah Lippmann Xanadu over black. I thought this shifty foily color would look good as the night sky. BM-S306 might be my favourite plate in this collection. I can never pass up a star-filled sky with a pretty tree line. Very Emily did a stunning mani with this plate (you should check her review out here). I stamped with Mundo de Unas Black and White. There's a bit of space between the trees and the stars so I missed out on a lot of constellation so next time I'm going to stamp them separately to bring them closer together.
My last mani is a throwback to the real hippie days and their swirly colors, be it from tie-dye or hallucinogenic pharmaceuticals, haha! I did a dry marble using Love & Beauty Neon Yellow, Orange, Green, Pink and Purple and applied them over a white base. Then I stamped the VW van and Hippie from BM-S305 with Mundo de Unas White.
The decals were a bit thick and hard to apply but totally worth it, don't you think? This couldn't be a more perfect hippie mani for me!
So there's my thoughts on this Festival collection. It's an absolutely favourite of mine and so are some of these looks that I did with it. If you're patient, there should be another one coming next week in The Digit-al Dozen's theme. If you're interested in this set the price info and Bundle Monster links can be found below.
$14.99/set of 10 plates
Available on Bundle Monster's website
'Til next time...