Ice Cream Queen

Hello and welcome!  This week’s design is continuing with the summer theme, but also about food!

Ice cream is one of my all time favorite foods.  I wouldn’t be surprised if I’ve said that a million times already.  And even though I devour it at all times of the year, I understand why most people especially love it for the summer.  So obviously, I grabbed one of my favorite stamping plates (it has ice cream AND watermelon) and got to work.  It doesn’t look like it’s available anymore though 😦

Image result for Maniology BM-S408 stamping plate

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Cuticula – Fresh Apples Silk Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  OPI – Elephantastic Pink
  • 2nd Color:  Maniology – Coconut
  • 3rd Color:  Leesha’s Lacquer – Chaaaaaarlie
  • Top Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Top Coat
  • Maniology BM-S408 stamping plate
  • silicone stampers & scraper
  • lint roller sheet
  • Maniology double sided dotting tool & nail art brush
  • Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
  • acetone nail polish remover

I started with a fun smelling base coat, and two coats of OPI – Elephantastic Pink.  I was actually pleasantly surprised that it only took two coats.  I remember when I first bought this polish, I loved the name, but hated that it had a jelly formula.  Seems like my memory made it out to be worse than it actually was.

Then I applied two coats of a white glitter crelly to my ring and thumb nails.  But because of the strong pink underneath, and the sheerness of the white, it turned in to more of a baby pink.

Next, I got the reverse stamps ready.  I chose to use both the traditional ice cream design, and the popsicle design.  So I stamped the deliciousness in a creamy white color, and left the designs on the stampers.  Then I filled all of the different ice creams & popsicles with the same white crelly, and let them dry.  I’m glad I’ve ended up with so many stampers, because it made everything go so much more quickly than having to do this one at a time.  Last, I applied some top coat to my nails to use it as a glue to transfer the designs.

I would have never guessed that a pink mani would be one of my favorites of the summer, but I can’t deny how much I love this.  And luckily, it didn’t take forever to do.

Hope everyone enjoys a sweet treat this week!

Update:

There’s not a chip in sight!  If it weren’t for the nail growth, I would think I took these update photos on day one.  And I never got over how this mani could be so girly, and yet still so me!

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