Hi everybody! This morning I woke up to see a bright sunny day, so I decided to do something fun and bright on my nails. It was also the time to make my first attempt at a stamping manicure because it was the poll winner. Unfortunately the sun went away as I was doing my stamping, so I couldn't photograph it properly. It didn't come out very neat and I was questioning if I should post it or not. Finally I thought it wouldn't hurt to see the evolution of my stamping skills on this blog and therefore I hope you won't judge it very harshly.
The base color
Eyeko Vintage polish is one of my favorite polishes. I've had this since spring and recently bought a back-up because it was discontinued. It's a jade rather than a minty green, because it's warmer. I never had problems with bubbling on this one until now, which makes me think it's because it got thick and I should have added some thinner to it. I wore this one time for 10 days with no chipping and just tip wear, so I can tell you it's very durable.
|2 coats, no top coat|
I decided to use the M65 image plate from Born Pretty and do a more delicate print so that my mistakes wouldn't be so obvious. I used Kallos 54 for the stamping, a bubblegum pink that became pretty light after I added top coat.
So here's how it came out. The next pictures were all made after the sun went away.
|natural light, you can see my ring finger is smudged but I was too lazy to start again|
|natural light, close-up|
A few things I've learned while stamping full-nail images:
- My nails don't have the same shape. The most trouble I had with stamping was on the really curved nails (see ring finger). The more flat nails like the thumb and ring finger were very easy to do.
- My thumb nail is too wide for the images so I have to stamp twice on it. This wasn't a problem with this pattern but I think it's gonna be very hard with more precise patterns (like lines, squares etc).
- You have to work really fast. Well, I think you already knew that. But the thing is that every move counts. If you take too much with one of the steps, you might as well start again.
|artificial light, close-up|
Wow, this was a long post. If you made it till the end, congrats and thank you for reading! So what do you think?