Happy #manimonday everyone! I hope everyone had a relaxing Easter at home with their families. This week’s design is an Easter bunny one, so let’s get into it!
Stamping plate: Beauty Big Bang “XL-058”
Stamping polish: Born Pretty “BP-AC05 Lucky Clover” and “BP-WT06 Cherry Blossoms”
Base: Sally Hansen “Double Duty Base & Top Coat” and Essie “Blanc”
Top coat: Sally Hansen “Double Duty Base & Top Coat”
I’m happy to say that the stamping gods were on my side this week. This design was so much easier to create, and I think it looks better in my opinion.
As I said on last week’s Easter chick/egg design, when creating Easter nails, I wanted to go with a pastel colour palette. As I went purple last week, this week’s colours were pink and green. They’re definitely on the more subtle/light side, so to make them pop I went with a white base. Plus, I associate the colour white with the Easter bunny. If you were to recreate this design you could definitely do it in just one colour, but I wanted two to make it that little bit more interesting.
With the placement of the pink and green, Mum and I did play around a bit. We originally did dots (with 5 pink and 4 green) but this didn’t really work with pale colours and such a fine-lined image. Then we tried vertical lines (pink then green then pink) and this turned out really well. It is also the one featured on my nails in the photo above. We did, however, also try horizontal lines but this didn’t look as good. This could be because the lines in the image on my ring finger are more vertical than horizontal or just because I have little fingers. As previously mentioned too in my zig zag nail design, always use more of the feature nail colour (in this case pink) on the rest of your nails to tie them in together better.
So not only was the colour combination better but so was the picking up. I would say we had about an 85% pick up rate this week. While it’s not a proven theory, I think the big images on this plate might be etched better which makes them easier to pick up. However, Mum did still use the dabbing technique to get the polish into the image, while using a light roll to pick up.
The only issue we really had this week was placement and that was mostly just due to my small nails. To fit the “Happy Easter” image on, we did have to rotate it slightly so that it was on an angle. This meant the whole “Happy Easter” part could fit on my nail. With the bunnies, we found that my pinkie is way too small to fit a whole bunny and the nail looked plain if we did, so it’s best to just place half a one on. With my pointer and middle finger, we aimed to get the bunny that was located in the middle of the image somewhere on my nail. Haha we did have to redo my pointer, middle and pinkie finger this week because the placement wasn’t right the first time. However, if you swipe quickly and lightly with a cotton pad that has remover on it, only the stamping will come off and maybe a bit of the base colour, but we only did one layer of white to cover it up.
Overall, I think this design is super cute and probably my favourite one done in isolation so far! It’s also definitely one that is easier to create than last week despite it looking more detailed.
Bye for now!