Today I have an older manicure for you. I did this about a month and a half ago but never ended up posting it for whatever reason. So - let's get ready to travel back in TIIIIIMEEEEE!
I did this right after I had a super tragic break. I find shorter nails are easier for me to stamp on, so I took out my plates and searched for a design that I liked. I really gravitated towards this triangle design from Shany plate SH22. I bought the Shany plates on Amazon.com.
I started with a base of Wet N Wild Ready to Pounce, which is a dark dark purple from Wet N Wild's elusive and coveted Halloween 2011 collection -- On the Prowl. Then I took out my Sally Hansen Chrome Pens, which I found on sale at Walgreens, and chose the gold one. The pens are really nice for stamping, I can confirm.
The problem with this manicure was in the plate, I think. Some parts of the design didn't transfer, some transferred partially... I am not exactly a stamping loser. I've got a lot to learn, but I at least consider myself competent. Having said that, I had a really hard time using this design. The Shany plates are pretty thin and flimsy feeling (not to mention having super sharp edges), so it's not much of a stretch to say that it was the culprit of my problems.
Despite my trouble with the plate, this manicure turned out okay! The base was a bit too dark for my usual tastes, but it was a nice departure from what I consider my usual polishing style.