Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My First Stamping Mani!

today was my horseback riding lesson! i'm happy to report that i finally succeeded in posting a trot... not that i'm any good yet, but it's bounds ahead of where i was when i started (and nearly fell off!). i rode a different horse today, she was much easier to ride than Aramis... not nearly so bouncy! she is also way smaller, she looks like a pony standing next to him :)

i wanted to share my first attempt at doing a stamping mani that i actually intended to wear out. i used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Purple Haste as my base color and used a Konad stamping plate with Konad White. i've played with using some China Glaze polishes, and i wasn't happy with the way they came out! i like using Konad polishes... i get that feeling of using the right tool for the job. i'm happy with the way this mani turned out, i love the purple and white together. i did smudge my middle finger stamp a bit, but this is one of those things where practice really helps! definitely, the more you do it, the easier it gets :D

Konad White dries dull and seems like it would pick off easily, so you definitely want a topcoat. i used my trusty Seche Vite!




we're already halfway through the week, i hope it's going well for everyone! Ria :)

8 comments:

  1. it looks great!! was it hard to do it on the sides of the nails, like when you curve around the nail? I've always wondered, if you have to move it over the curve to hit the sides or if it all works out.

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    1. thank you :D it's actually easy to do that, you just roll the stamper over your nail. the rubber stampy part is curved and squishy!

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  2. You did an awesome job!! Isn't stamping so much fun? It gives you so many new options when doing your nails that you didn't have before!

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    1. thank you!! i love it, because i'm quite tragic at free handing... and even my dotting is pretty awful :D

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  3. You did awesome! Looks beautiful! I love stamping it looks so crisp and neat and is so much easier than freehand!

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    1. thank you so much, i really appreciate it :D

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i'd love to hear from you guys! let me know if you have any questions or advice :)