Stamping

Cutesy Halloween Stamped Manicure

Sorry for not posting for SO long, guys! I’ve been posting nail pictures on my Instagram, though. Be sure to check those out.

Anyhow, this is definitely not one of the gruesome, scary Halloween manicures out there. Yikes! I’m definitely more of a Casper the Friendly Ghost type of Halloween celebrator. :)

Here are the details on each finger…

All nails were topped with Seche Vite topcoat. :)

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Raspberry Pink Stamping

Took a chance and tried stamping with a China Glaze polish today. Most of the time I stick with my tried and true polishes that I know I work (see this blog entry), but I thought since the base color on this manicure was a lighter pink, maybe the dark magenta raspberry color of Traffic Jam would stamp okay? I tried it on some paper first, and success! I just had to be sure to stamp quickly. Otherwise, it dried too quickly.

Anyhow, since I’ve tried that one, I want to try even more darker polishes! Have you discovered more non-Konad polishes that work well with stamping? Leave a comment below! :)

Base Color: China Glaze Dance Baby
Stamping Color: China Glaze Traffic Jam
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-322

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Colorful Skulls & Stripes

Thumb & Ring Fingers

Base Color: OPI Alpine Snow
Stamping Plate: Cheeky CH49 (skulls)
Stamping Colors: Konad Special Polish Yellow and Cool Red, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Sonic Boom (orange)

The gradient stamping was done with three colors, similar to how I stamped in this video.

Pointer, Middle, & Pinky Fingers

Base Color: OPI Black Onyx
Stamping Plate: Cheeky Jumbo Plate N
Stamping Colors: Konad Special Polish White

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Aqua & Black Stamped Pattern Manicure

Gotta love aqua and black. :) Here are the details on each finger…

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Purple Glitter with Winstonia W108 Silver Tips

EDITED TO ADD: I forgot to mention that you can get 10% off your order at winstoniastore.com through April 30, 2013, by using the code DAILYSOMETHING. Thanks, Winstonia!

Winstonia sent me their stamping plates to review and they arrived yesterday. Couldn’t wait to try them out! I’ll have a more thorough review later after I’ve tried a few more designs out, but for now here’s some polish and stamping. As for a short review, I had no problems stamping this one design. I used a regular Konad scraper and stamper.

NOTE: The plates are available for purchase straight from Winstonia HERE, or they’re also available through Amazon HERE.

Base Color: A-England Avalon & Smitten Hocus Pocus
Stamping Color: Essie No Place Like Chrome
Stamping Plate: Winstonia W108

I think this almost looks like a Halloween nail design! LOL!

From start to finish… First, I painted two coats of A-England Avalon (it’s the perfect purple under the glitter polish I wanted to use)…

Then I added one coat of Smitten Hocus Pocus. I don’t want to run out of this glitter polish so that’s why I layered it over the A-England Avalon. The purples are perfectly matched. :)

For the stamping, I used Winstonia plate W108 and Essie No Place Like Chrome (silver) to stamp a “paint dripping” tip. There were a couple nails that I didn’t get the design on the complete tip of the nail, so I went over the tip with the silver polish.

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