Happy #manimonday everyone! Let’s get into this week’s dog design!
Stamping plate: Lina Nail Art Supplies “All Mixed Up 01” and Born Pretty “BP-L063”
Stamping polish: Born Pretty “BP-WN03 Throne”
Base: Essie base coat, “Blanc” and “Nice is Nice”
Other: Opi Australia “Rapid Dry Top Coat”
I loved last week’s nails so much that I kept them on for an extra week (haha and I didn’t have my usual support worker), so here’s a throwback to a design I did back in June.
The stamping plate “BP-L063” has some really cute animal designs, so I was excited to do this look. This is paw print pattern is one where I really noticed that a stamping polish makes all of the difference. We couldn’t pick it up to save ourselves with normal polish (Essie “Licorice” was the original black I used to stamp with) but as you can see, the stamping polish picks it up pretty well (not perfect but better).
This design was done before I knew about the top coat stamping trick, but I did use the Opi Australia “Rapid Dry Top Coat” to get the reverse stamping design onto my nail. How reserve stamping works is that you pick it up on your stamper like normal and then my support worker uses either a bobby pin or toothpick to colour in the design, depending on how small the design is. In this design, we coloured in with Essie “Blanc”, which is my go-to white. Once it has dried on the stamper (because if it’s wet it will smudge), we apply a clear polish onto my nail and then when it is tacky, we stamp the design onto my nail.
Side note for the new top coat trick though, I can confirm it helps dramatically! My right-hand pointer does have a massive chip in it (maybe a quarter of my nail), however, that is the finger I use the most and it copes a lot when I’m typing, but the rest of my right-hand only has small chips that are barely noticeable. My left-hand is still in perfect shape, but I hardly use that hand at all (haha there are perks to not being able to use my hands).
Bye for now!