I participated in another When Colours Collide challenge, and it was a fun monochromatic blue on blue theme this time. This was good timing and fun since I intentionally avoided blue polish earlier this month when I did B nails.
Working with only one colour is both easy and hard. It’s easy to pull out a bunch of polishes that coordinate, but harder to figure out how to use them together.
I settled on a stamped look with a glitter accent nail.
I started with 3 coats of MTL Creations in Mt Royal on all fingers but my ring finger. This is a thermal polish that changes from light to medium blue, and has a subtle sparkle to it. It is quite thin, so three coats is needed to get an opaque look.
I then used Avon Gel Finish in Inked Up and Pueen stamping plate 103 to stamp over this blue with a darker blue. The Avon polish stamped really well.
For my ring finger, I wanted a glitter accent, so I started with one coat of Avon Gel Finish in Iceberg White as a base. One coat, people, this white is always one coat for me. I’m not sure I needed the base, but I wasn’t sure how opaque the other polishes would be, so better safe than sorry.
I then layered on 2 coats of MTL Creations in Noah and 2 coats of MTL Creations in Once in a Blue Moon. This resulted in a super sparkly, glittery, slightly holo accent nail.
I mentioned that Mt Royal is a thermal, and here it is in its cold state. When I did this look the temperatures were quite hot (I wore shorts all that week), so I had to run my hand under cold water just to show off the difference. The darker base makes the stamping look darker too, even though the Avon polish isn’t thermal.
Overall, this was a fun look that had me digging through my collection to find some polishes I haven’t used in a while. Now those polishes feel loved, and I’m happy.