Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Nail stamping is bananas!

Last week I got the urge to try my hand at making a nail stamp decal--pretty sure this was my first try at a full nail image (I may have tried a single, small image before?) so please be nice when you see it.
For my main nails I used two coats of Color Club Miss Bliss & topped it with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.  For my accent nail I used two coats of Pure Ice Platinum Magic Base Coat & topped it with HK Girl top coat so it would dry.  For the decal I used the banana image from Cheeky plate CH42 (reminds me of Andy Warhol's banana on the The Velvet Underground & Nico record cover--hence the pink main nails).  I stamped with Wet n Wild Black Creme with didn't turn out perfect, but I was okay with it.  I filled in the bananas with FingerPaints Yellow Out Man & then used a top coat over the whole thing.  For some reason I was in a hurry to get my nails done (seems like I'm always in a rush to do my nails even when I don't have to be) & added a layer of HK Girl top coat in hopes of having the decal dry faster--& then I removed it from the stamper before it was fully dry & I got a bit of a wrinkle in it when I put it on my nail.  I added another layer of HK Girl top coat which smeared the black polish a bit & the nail did feel thick after I added the decal, but overall I do like how it turned out & I can't wait to stamp more (*just* got some stamping stuff I ordered from Born Pretty Store which took over a month).  I really do hope I get better at it because I think it's a very fun way to make your nails more unique.
Like this design?  Have you tried nail stamping/making your own decals?  What are your thoughts?
**I did wear this as a full mani for a little less than a week, but had to take it off since the thickness of the accent nails kind of bothered me.**

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