Nail Stamping

Before-you-take-of-the-polish Stamping

November 13, 2012

Sometimes right before I take off polish, I do a bit of stamping. I do this for the following reasons:

  1. It’s great for testing out different stamp designs. This design was hard to stamp because you had to get the placement just right.
  2. Testing out different top coats over stamping. Essie Good to Go and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri smear the stamping, while Seche Vite is perfect still.
  3. If I like how it turns out, I stretch the manicure a couple more days.

So, this is what I did tonight. Although, I’ll be taking it off soon…

Base Color: Nicole by OPI All Kendall-ed Up
Stamping Color: Konad White
Stamping Plate: Cheeky Plate A

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  • Natalie Stewart November 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    What a great (why haven’t I thought of that) idea!

  • Tiffany Lewis November 14, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I can not tell you how right you are about Essie smearing the stamp! I thought it was just me coating it to soon… I’m not alone! :)

  • Mayra December 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Hi, I’m about to purchase my first stamping kit, I thought any nail polish will do but from what I’m reading, that’s not so. My collection is consists of Essie, OPI, Butter London and American Apparel, to name a few. Are the specific nail polishes for stamping a must? or can I do without and use my stash of nail polish…?

  • karin March 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Can these cool plates you linked to be bought from them directly? As amazon still doesn’t accept paypal :((

    Xoxo