Hello Girls, I am quite relieved as I write this post today. I had purchased a Lotus Mat along with other stamping goodies from Bundle Monster. However, I struggled big time with Lotus Mat. The decals won’t just come off the mat and if I tired further the decals used to break brittle in pieces. I was feeling so bugged and guilty with this purchase, while all my other friends were pulling off decal (pun intended) seamlessly.
So after discussion with my nail buddy Manisha and some reading, I decided to finally spin a final take on the Lotus Mat with all my vigour. And it worked!! It worked like a charm. Only two things that I did differently were: Earlier I used to clean the mat with acetone and apply clear polish to make decal while now after acetone cleaning, I just lightly touched the mat with my creamy/oily hands to cut out excess dryness that may have been preventing the decal to pull off. Secondly, I changed the way I pulled it out. Instead of using a tweezers to just pull it, I rolled the mat round and allowed the decals to separate on their own gently. And I succeeded!
I had got Fuzzy and Ferocious Set 02 last month and had wanted to use them for so long. But I always felt that such plates only do justice with decals. All characters in such plates come to play when dipped in correct color instead of just stamping over single color/gradient base.
And now since I was cool with the lotusmat, I jumped on to using my virgin set of plate. These images are from S-165. The base is a gradient of Zoya Lake and Ireland from their Whisper 2016 Collection. I cannot possibly name and remember the polishes that I used to fill in decals because they were so many.
My favourite nail is my pinky with monkey; it just came out so well. Also the hippo looked exactly like Moto Moto (Remember, the name is so nice, you gotta say it twice 😛 )from Madagascar. I just loved my monkey and hippo here. But what is your favourite part of the mani?