This week’s design uses nail pigment which I then stamped over with a variety geometric patterns.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a black gel polish.
I then cured a coat of no wipe top coat over the top of this to prepare the nails for the pigment.
I then rubbed nail pigment onto each nail. This us a really pretty metallic purple and green duochrome, which is also holographic. As usual the pictures don’t do it justice.
I finished the design off by stamping different triangular geometric patterns over each of the nails in a white stamping polish, before adding another layer of top coat.
I’ve been really busy lately so for this week’s design I needed to do something that I could complete quickly, so I went for an easy stamped design.
I started off by painting all nails in 2 coats of ‘Skinny Dip’ from Barry M’s Coconut Infusion Range.
Once this was touch dry I used a quick dry top coat and used liquid latex around each nail to help with clean up.
I then finished off the design by stamping a lace pattern in black over the top of each nail. The stamping plate I used was Harunouta #3.
I then peeled off the latex and cleaned up around each nail before putting on my final layer of top coat.
The title for this post comes from the fact that the stamped design reminds me of some necklaces dangling down on each nail.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a coral/ pastel orange shade. This is from Barry M’s Coconut Infusions range.
Once this was dry I went over it with a top coat and then stamped my necklace pattern over the top of it in a black shade.
I placed the design so that the pattern was coming from the base of the nail.
I then placed a small black rhinestone on each nail in the half circle area left at the base of the nail by the design, before finishing off with a top coat.
I bought a nail stamping plate that was full of designs for stamping the tips of your nails. I thought it would be a quick and easy way to do designs on the tips without needing to tape off areas etc. However, I did have a bit of trouble trying to place the design correctly on the nail. I’m still learning and improving with my stamping techniques.
It was either ending up wonky or being off centre. I also tried by aiming the centre of the design at the centre of the tip and then rocking back and forth to place it at the sides. However I found that whatever side I placed last was ending up with a gap/crease in it. It was so frustrating lol, and the funniest part was that the design looks so plain in the end.
I think that it might be worth using the stamper to make nail stickers one time and seeing if this makes it easier to position perfectly. That experimentation can wait for another day though.
So for this design, I painted all nails in 2 coats of a light aqua green kind of shade.
I then used my chosen design and a white polish to stamp the pattern onto the tips of each nail.
For this stamped design I wanted to use just 2 colours and have some nails the opposite way around to the others. However the purple came out a lot lighter in colour when stamping than when used as a background colour.
I started by painting my thumb and ring finger in 2 coats of a white polish.
I then painted all remaining nails in 2 coats of a dark purple shade.
Once this was all dry, I took stamping plate #56 by Born Pretty and used a floral pattern from this along with the white polish to stamp over the purple nails.
Then I used the same pattern with the purple polish to stamp over the white nails. I think I should have used a lighter shade of purple for the background colour as this way the stamping might have matched in shade a lot better.