Happy #manimonday everyone! Let’s get into this week’s horse design!
Stamping plate: Lina Nail Stamping Supplies “Make Your Mark 04” and Clear Jelly Stamper “Horsin Around”
Stamping polish: Hit the Bottle “Hello Buttercup” and Born Pretty “BP-WN04 Pure”
Base: Essie base coat and “Licorice”
Top coat: Sally Hansen “Double Duty Base & Top Coat”
You guessed it, horse themed nails means that I had someone racing this weekend. This time it was The Velvet King in the group 1 Kingston Town Stakes. Unfortunately, it wasn’t his day, but he came through the run ok and is now off for a well-deserved holiday.
This week was just one of those weeks where nothing was really working. I decided on this flower/clover-like design as it matched the pattern on my dress. My new Born Pretty yellow stamping polish had also arrived but it was the wrong shade of yellow for the dress, so I went with the Hit the Bottle stamping polish “Hello Buttercup”. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that these stamping polishes have always proven difficult for my support worker and I. It’s interesting because we had real difficulty with the flower design but had little trouble picking up the solid section of the horse (though the outline of the horse wouldn’t pick up in gold, hence we went white). It was pretty hot on Wednesday (when I did my nails), so I think that wasn’t helping and considering that when you ask for stamping polish recommendations, Hit the Bottle is in people’s top four polishes, my support worker and I must be doing something wrong (human error). I read online that some stampers are better with shallow/deeper etched plates, so I’ll definitely try the Hit the Bottle polishes on this plate again when my new stamper arrives.
The next problem was finding a horse design. My small nails sometimes prove a problem and this week was again, “one of those weeks”. I’d seen a shrinking technique on a nail Facebook group I’m a part of, so after watching a YouTube video, my support worker and I gave it a try, but it didn’t work straight away, so we moved on. In the end, we opted for the usual silhouette because it fits nicely on my nails and after lots of trials, we went with a white outline because it was easy to pick up and the headband I wore was black and white, so that tied in well.
In the end, this look turned out quite well and it’s quite versatile, going with not just my racing outfits, but also other outfits throughout the week.
Bye for now!