Hello my lovelies! In today's post I'm gonna tell you about a new technique and a great polish. How many of you have heard about the stamping decal technique? Basically it's an advanced stamping technique that can help you create multicolored decals. I've tried this several times before and failed miserably, but I got inspired to try it again by two lovely ladies who recently filmed tutorials for this technique. By watching their videos I managed to correct some of the issues I was having and made my first successful stamping decal. To check out the tutorials click on these links: heart Nat and Lucy's Stash. Here's my final manicure.
I only made one stamping decal and used it as an accent nail, just because this technique is quite time consuming. These have to be painted carefully by hand. One day I hope to have enough patience to do whole nail decals for each nail like Lucy did. I used her first method and created the decal on a plastic bag, then I cleaned up around the nail before applying top coat like Nat did in her tutorial. By combining these two methods I managed to get a smooth finish after applying it. The plate I used to create this decal is NC06 and the colors I used to fill in the rose are Rimmel Stand to Attention and OPI Don't Mess with OPI. It was actually inspired by a pendant that I made for my sister for Christmas. I used acrylic paints for the pendant so that's why the red looks more orange in pictures.
On the rest of my nails I used a polish prom the p2 Volume Gloss collection called Midnight Vamp. The color is nothing special, it's just a purple creme, but the formula is amazing. What you see in the pictures is one coat because that's how opaque this polish is. It also dries to a very shiny finish and is very affordable. Too bad p2 polishes are so hard to find if you don't live in Germany.
I am very happy with both this polish and my first ever successful decal. I can't wait to use this technique again. I have so many ideas! If any of you have tried it, I would love to read your opinions in the comment section. And if not, would you try it?