31DC2015 Day 7 - Black & White Nails

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Happy Labor Day to everyone here in the States! I hope everyone is enjoying the last holiday of the summer. Summer we barely knew ye! Today is Day 7 of the 31 Day Challenge and our prompt today is Black & White Nails. I'm always a bit liberal with this one and throw in a third color for contrast. This year is no different. I opted for the classic Black, White & Red trio. I have been holding on to Born Pretty Plate BP-L016 since I received it way back in early Spring. I knew I wanted to do something with the Marilyn Monroe image and I figured this challenge would be the perfect time to use it. 

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Tools used:

Born Pretty Plate BP-L016

Bundle Monster Plate BM 303

Creative Stamper

Color4nails Crystal Veil

Polishes used:

Wet n' Wild Black

Wet n' Wild White French Creme

Sally Hansen Rapid Red

Konad Black

OPI Matte Top Coat

Steps:

I started by painting my nails with one coat of Black and two coats of White French Creme on my ring finger. Once dry I used the Marilyn image on my ring finger and Konad Black. For my other nails I used Rapid Red and BM 303. I originally had this shiny but because the Red came out so dark against the black I figured the matte finish would help it pop more. I was right! And the soft velvety finish lends itself to a more vintage look which I really like.

 

The red still isn't as bright as I would have liked but oh, well. I'm in love with the Marilyn image! This plate also features two Audrey Hepburn images that I can't wait to use as well!

This particular plate retails for $5.99 via the Born Pretty website. Be sure to use my promo code PSL91 for 10% off your purchase. Born Pretty also offers free worldwide shipping with no minimum purchase requirements.