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Monday, 6 August 2012

Ana Hickmann Reflex BM-318

Hiya! I had planned to post swatches of the other W7 'Sprinkles' (Salt n Pepper and Lava Flow) but I'm in the mood for some stamping. I hope you guys are too! Firstly let's take a closer look at the base colour I used. This lovely duochrome is called 'Reflex' by Ana Hickmann.
It came all the way from Brazil from the lovely Barbara so I'm guessing it is a Brazilian polish but I may be wrong. The formula is a dream to work with, smooth, fast drying and full coverage in 2 coats. The aubergine purple to green shift is not unique, however, compared to GOSH Purple Heart which is the closest dupe I have, Reflex is much more deeper and glowy.
Now for a little stamping. Using China Glaze LOL I stamped the hibiscus image from BM-318. It took me ages to decide what colour to use, but I'm pleased with my final choice as I got the subtle effect I was after.
Here the holo is more obvious under a spot light!
Thank you for reading x

22 comments:

  1. I will never complain about seeing a stamped manicure instead of a swatch, especially when it is this incredible manicure! I absolutely love the colour combination. Beautiful!

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  2. So pretty! I really need to get back into stamping but it's so time consuming and nail varnish only lasts about 2 days on my nails which sucks a lot lol! xx

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    1. At first I found stamping quite time consuming but the more I do it the quicker I'm getting so I would definitely suggest trying it out again :-)

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  3. This duochrome is so edgy! And I think you've perfect stamping skills :)

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    1. Hehe I wouldn't say they're perfect but I have been practising a lot while I've got some free time ^_^ hehe

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  4. Another great stamped mani Anna. I love this dark base colour with the pretty and subtle stamp. I've used the little hibiscus flower and it really is lovely. Great design as always xx

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    1. Thanks Louise. I gotta say flowers are not really me but I quite like this image :-)

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  5. Ooh, lovely! Every time I see your stamping I feel like I should get back into it - haven't touched my Konad stuff in forever. I'm quite tempted to get some more BM plates too, but I found the images far too small on the original set. Have they increased the size of the full nail images on them?

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    1. I've only got this set at the moment so no idea if the sizes have got bigger but I have a feeling they're the same size. Some of the images barely cover my nails and they're not particularly big or long!

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  6. soooo pretty, just love subtle stamping!!

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  7. Yes, Ana Hickmann is a brazilian brand xD
    I loooove your swatches of Reflex, but I looooove even more with the stamping.
    OMG, Anna, you're amazing!

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    1. Hehe Barb you're always so kind! I love Reflex a lot and I'll be wearing it more in the fall.

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  8. Gorgeous gorgeous stamping!!

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  9. Beautiful color and gorgeous stamping! Love it :)

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  10. Holy crap, that's beautiful! Looks amazing both with and without the stamping!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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  11. this is so gorgeous! beautiful polish, beautiful stamping! I really love this :)

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  12. Love the base color! It reminds me of Nubar Peacock Feathers!

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