Back in October, before I started this here little blog, I wore pink the whole month for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is my favorite manicure from that month. I think.
I'm not positive but I believe I used one coat of Maybelline Cutie Pink (super old color, Maybelline doesn't even sell this particular line of polish anymore) as a base, then 2 coats of Candy Shop. I have tried Candy Shop with no base but I prefer it with an opaque base underneath. CS applies very easily and the glitter spreads out well, just have to occasionally push a piece of glitter or two back onto the nail when it hangs off the edge. Know what I'm talking about? Claire's Candy Shop is a near dupe to the much more expensive Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop. Stephanie at Sincerely Stephanie has a really great comparison of the two here.
For my stamp I used BM321. I really love this stamp on the nail. I used it previously here. I stamped with Finger Paints Amethyst Atelier, a polish that isn't even mine, (thanks Courtney!) It's a dark purple, very pigmented and I think it stamped really nicely and didn't cover up Candy Shop too much. You think?
PS. This has been the background on my phone for a long while now! I don't really get tired of looking at it.