Happy #manimonday everyone! Let’s get into this week’s pink and purple fern design!
Stamping plate: Born Pretty “BP-L043”
Stamping polish: Born Pretty “BP-AC01 Pomegranate Red” and “BP-Q01 Party Dress”
Base: Essie base coat and “Blanc” and Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish “Love Lilac”
The weather was once again beautiful in Perth last Wednesday and it’s nice to get some spring colours onto my nails. I brought this purple stamping polish a while ago when I brought my first stamping polishes from Born Pretty and I hadn’t gotten a chance to wear it yet, so I was excited to try it.
I decided to do a double stamp because this fern pattern does have a few blank spots, hence double stamping filled in these gaps. The Born Pretty pink and purple stamping polishes tone nicely together, so the design turned out really well.
The most exciting news of the week though is the new technique I found of applying a top coat. I’ve mentioned this a few times but I’m a part of a Facebook group where members basically bond over the issue of stampers not picking up designs and top coats smudging. One clever lady suggested applying a top coat to the stamper and then stamping it onto the nail. She’s an absolute genius because it worked! As you can see my pointer did smudge slightly but I think we had too much top coat polish on the stamper.
There’s been talk that because this stamped top coat seals in the design, you could then apply another normal top coat and the design won’t smudge. I didn’t do that this week, but I’ll be interested to try it soon.
Bye for now!