Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ink American, Ink Diamond Snow, and the Weekly Mani

I have a few Ink swatches by request to show you today.  First up, Ink American.  American is a classic pink cream. As usual, this is 3 thin coats.
Ink Soak Off Gel Polish

I also swatched Ink Diamond Snow this week.  Diamond Snow is a gorgeous golden shimmer topper.  It forced me to abandon my light box and move outdoors to capture the full effect.  First up, 3 coats of Diamond Snow on it's own.
Ink Soak Off Gel Polish

And one coat of Diamond Snow over American*.  This is one of my favorite toppers.  The shimmer is just unstoppable. 
Ink Diamond Snow
*American is slightly washed out in the picture above.  Please refer to the first picture in this post for a true representation of American.

Finally, this week's Adventures in Stamping challenge is "Inspired by Your Favorite Song."  This was an easy choice for me.  One of my all time favorite songs is Delta Dawn.  I have fond memories of riding around in Daddy's old Chevy as a child and singing along when Delta Dawn came on the radio.

I was going for a old, faded rose look, so I started with a base of Couture Little Black dress and stamped with Sally Hansen Instadri in Lively Lilac and the rose image from Bundle Monster plate 323. 

Here's the swatch of Couture Little Black Dress.  This is my all time favorite black.  It applies like a breeze and is completely opaque in three thin coats.  I tend to apply my coats thinner than the average person, which is why I always swatch three.  For most people, it would be opaque in two. 
Couture Gel Nail Polish



  1. Thanks Michelle!! I still like American so I'm definitely going to have to get that one I thought someone said it was a jelly? Partly, I think I love it for it's name, too. :-) Especially since I don't live in the US anymore.

    I love then stamped one, too. One of these days I'll have to try Couture. My dad loves Chevy trucks, too.

  2. American is not a jelly, but it does have vnl in 2 coats. The third coat fixed it for me. The texture is not as opaque as a lot of Inks. Hard to describe, but it looks almost deeper once applied, so it has that jelly depth with mostly opaque coverage.


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