Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Wet n Wild week: Whale of a Tail Guest post Lead lighting and stamping oh my!

Hello Everyone! This is Jenn from Whale of a Tail Lacquer Blog, and I'm really excited to be doing my first guest blogger post here at Life of a Mad Typer. When Ruby was first asking for volunteers and said that it was supposed to be Wet n' Wild Week here, I just thought to myself "Oh no! What could I possibly do? I only have around 4 Wet n' Wild polishes in my entire stash!" 

Luckily for me, I have a White and a Black Wet n' Wild Polish, which is allowing me to do something kind of special for you guys. The newest craze in the polish/stamping world is the Lead Lighting technique which is a really cool technique using white polish stamped over black or vice versa and then using sheer glaze polishes to fill in the white areas with color.

Spoiled! by Wet n' Wild - Correction Tape & Wet n' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme

These are my two Wet n' Wild polishes I'm using for this manicure. Spoiled! - Correction Tape is a really brilliant true white. Mine is very thick and it's an opaque white, almost a one coater, which made it perfect for me to use as a stamping polish over my Wild Shine - Black Creme.

Now Kittens, I had heard stories of Black Creme for -months- before I ever got myself a bottle. I was told on numerous occasions it is the deepest, blackest black, and how beautifully it applied, and so on and so forth. I didn't believe the hype, to my sadness.

When I finally got Black Creme and swatched it to check it out, I was amazed. This black truly is the ultimate black. Opaque in almost one coat, it has an extreme high gloss shine that just makes it perfection.

These pictures are -WITHOUT- top coat. I know...I KNOW!! I used two coats of Black Creme sans topcoat to get this look. It's gorgeous all on it's own but let's add some fun! Next I pulled out my handy dandy Konad Stamper and my Mash plate number 65. Using Correction Tape I stamped an Aztec/Egyptian feeling guy on my ring finger and chose a round Aztec feeling image for my other finger.

This is how it looked when I was done stamping.

As much as I liked this as well, I really wanted to show off the Lead Light technique so I pulled out my Mentality glazing kit and used these five colors.

Using a small dotting tool I placed dabs of color directly onto the white image. It doesn't really matter if it goes over onto the black since you can't see anything against the black anyway! 

After using all five colors this is how my nails looked. 

I allowed them to dry for about 20 minutes and then I used a nice coat of Seche Vite.

There you have it kittens! Black Creme is definitely my go to black polish and with 

the availability it has (you can get three bottles on Amazon for under 5 dollars!!) it should be a necessity in every polish addict's collection. I really enjoy Correction Tape as well, mine has gotten a little thick which is what allowed me to use it as a stamping polish but brand new this beauty is smooth as silk. I found mine in a CVS display last year and unfortunately, I'm not sure if it's still available. If you find it, snap it up!

Finally, the Mentality glazing polishes aren't technically Wet n' Wild, but I'm hoping Ruby will give me a pass!

These beauties are perfectly formulated for Lead Lighting and the 12 piece set comes with the colors I showed above as well as Coral, Red, Aqua, Purple, Gray, and 2 stamping polishes, one White and one Black. They're available at Mentality's Big Cartel store and they're on sale right now!

Let me know in the comments how you guys enjoyed this post.

I hope you all had a great time reading, I had a fantastic one preparing this post!


  1. Wow such an artist I wish I could do something like that but my nail art is like dot and lines. Love it!!

  2. Thanks so much Maria! I do posts like this on my Facebook page and my blog and I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Statistics