Black and White Floral Double Stamping

Happy Monday gang! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I spent mine relaxing and doing a few projects around my house. I also took some time to do some double stamping nail art. I always love the look of this stamping technique but rarely do it myself. And then I see it on other people and go, "Dude I do. Why are you not doing more of THAT?!" And for the record - yes, I sometimes refer to myself and others as "dude". Don't ask me why. 

Tools used: 

MoYou London Tropical Plate 02

Clear Stamper

Creative Stamper Scraper

Ellagee Lickity Split Liquid Latex

Polishes used:

Essie Mint Candy Apple

Hit the Bottle As Black as Night and Snowed In

KBShimmer Clearly on Top


I started with two coats of Mint Candy Apple and a coat of Clearly on Top. I then stamped on my flower image with Snowed In and followed up with Black as Night  I was careful not to place the black direct over the white but slight off center so that both would be visible). I then finished with another coat of Clearly on Top.

Okay, so let's talk about Essie Mint Candy Apple. It's one of Essie's most popular polishes and this is my second bottle after having gone through the first rather quickly (I love mint green polish). But...this isn't mint green. Like - at all. It's more of an icy almost "Tiffany" blue. I purchased this bottle on eBay a few years ago as a replacement and I hadn't really touched it since then. I didn't know if maybe I was just remembering the color wring but, it's called MINT Candy Apple - and there definitely used to be mint in there! And so I Googled it to see other swatches and found this rather interesting blog post by Essie Envy talking about the mystery of the two different colored Mint Candy Apples. Apparently there had been a bad batch of the polish released a few years back in 2015 (right when I got mine) that had too much blue in it. The issue has since been corrected and the color is now the mint green it was supposed to be.  Which means I will now have to buy another bottle because I want my mint green!


Do any of you have the blue version of Mint Candy Apple as well? If so, let me know in the comments!



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