So I got myself a mani and pedi last week for my sisters bachelorette party weekend...I love having my nails perfessionally done, they look so much better!!! I got the gel nail polish... I've had it before, and I really love the look...plus they last so much longer!
Such a pretty color!!! I got the same color on my toesies...not gel, but a matching color from OPI.
My weekend was very eventful...stripper poles and everything! LOL!!!
Needless to say my mani got a little cracked....see my pointer and middle finger.
I got my nail stamper in the mail before I left, and I was very excited to use it...plus I wanted to see how it worked over my gel manicure. But first I had to fix the cracks in my nails...I didn't have a color that matched exactly, but this Orly color was close...Who's Who Pink....so much better!!!
I ordered my nail stamper off Amazon...I got the stamper and scraper from Konad. I used the scraper at first...a lot of people suggested a old plastic gift card because the scraper scratches the image plates. I didn't have any trouble with the scratching, but I do like the gift card better. The scraper removes too much polish...personal preference.
I also ordered 3 Konad nail polishes....you can try polish you have at home, and it may work depending on the design and desired look, but these are thicker and work a little better.
I ordered 25 different image plates from Bundle Monster...and the start to my nail stamping adventure was complete!!!
This was the image plate that I decided to use...I used the geometric square pattern. You brush nail polish on the silver plate, remove the access polish with a scraper or gift card, stamp the image plate, and transfer the stamp to your nail....its really that easy. I got it on the first try...no trouble at all :)
Ta-Da!!! See....got it on the first try!!! Yippy!!!
First color complete...I liked it, but I wanted to do more...so I did the same design (at a different angle), I used the silver Konad polish.
Awesome!!! But I really wanted to see how the stamp worked with the none Konad polish....it took a few tries, but I found one! It works pretty nice with Sally Hansen 10 Day No Chip, Always Amithist (on a side note, this polish is pretty old, and does not last 10 days...it doesn't even last 3) The thicker the polish the better it works....that's why old polishes are a good option.
Time to clean up around the edges...
It's a pretty messy process...make sure you protect your surfaces...a small paper plate works well. Also, make sure you clean the image plate a bit after each stamp.
Add a top coat and you are ready to roll. I used my trusty Seche Vite....beautiful!!!