Sunday, November 27, 2016

Girly stamping with I, A.M Custom Color Cosmetics Artist Inks

Do you guys see how much I am slacking? At least I feel like I'm slacking. In reality my dad is in the hospital with a major COPD exacerbation episode that almost took him from us. He's been there since Wednesday, and I have no idea when he will come home, but at least he is coming home. Thankfully my hubby is my father's live in caretaker otherwise we would have lost him. On hubby's bday his mother had a heart attack (she's home and okay now", and we woke this morning to the news that his biological father (His Dad, who adopted him when he was 2, passed away in 2014, a few months before my mother) that had just tracked him down passed away from a massive heart attack last night. 2016 Has been a seriously fucked year.

I'm still fighting this damned depression, but Dr. P prescribed Abilify to go with my Lexapro and rescue Xanax so hopefully that will help. I refuse to just lay down and let it have me though, so here I am, doing happy things to keep me going. Polish being one of them. Ashlie will never know how much this package of polish has helped. Loves her.

Okay, Vix. Enough of that. Let's see some pretty nail art!

I don't really do girl very often. It's just not me. But sometimes I want to do something cute and perky, so I grabbed a very pink polish, my stamper and scraper (also from I, A.M. Custom Color. Thanks Ashes!), and Dali from the I, A.M. Custom Color Artist's Inks nail art polishes and settled down for some fun.

I chose Catrice Aretha's R-E-S-P-E-C Pink as my base color, and man! Is that seriously pink! Then I grabbed my stamping plates and after much indecision I settled on the Hello Kitty image from one of my extra large plates and prepared for the cute. The result is so cute I can't even handle it.

Dali is an impressive stamping polish as well. It's a bright white creme with a perfect consistency for stamping. I tried it with a few different images and it never dried too fast to pick up the image on the first shot. I'm very used to Konad white, which can dry too fast and loves to smear the moment top coat hits it. I did not have any issues with Dali at all. I am itching to play with the rest of the Artist's Inks now. The Hello Kitty image was not the best choice for an actual mani though, since the etching is a bit shady. It's very shallow in some spots so it never picks up entirely. I wanted to mention that so you guys know it has nothing to do with the polish, it's literally just not a great quality image.

This is also my first time working with a clear stamper. It's taking some getting used to since I have used the same stamping method forever and have had no placement issues. I dig this thing but I confused myself for a bit there. Any tips? Again, a huge thanks to Ashlie for sending that little gem along. (If you can't tell, she puts her heart and soul into everything and appreciates the hell our of every one of her customers.)

Anyway.......Heeeeeeeeere's Dali!! (Was that too much?) It does look slightly pinkish here, but that's the pink from the base color reflecting back.

I told you it's girly! But it's just so damned cute. I wore this for a good 4 days and had zero issues with stamping wearing off. I'm not a fan of most stamping polishes outside of Konad, but these have won me over. I have a ton more of these so you'll be seeing a lot more stamping.

You can grab the Artist's Inks as singles or as sets at I, A.M. Custom Color Cosmetics. One of the other impressive things are the colors themselves. There is the basic set with Black, White, and Grey, as well as metallics with earthier tones and pastels. They are great for base polish for nail art as well since they dry quickly and are generally one coaters.

What do you guys think of my girly nails? Are you ready for some more from The IAMCCC Mythos Collection yet?

I'll be back soon! Thanks for visiting my little den.

**Press Sample. Opinions are my own and are not influenced by samples or discounts.**

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