Unicorn Confetti

Hello and welcome!  This week’s very cutesy design comes from my never ending quest to use what I haven’t before.

So obviously my inspiration for this mani came from trying to use what was hiding in my stash.  But, I got a great idea on what to do with some nail powder by watching a What’s Up Nails repost of a @gotnail post.  She came up with a great way to stamp with powders, and I just had to try it.

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Cuticula – Fresh Apples Static Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  Girly Bits – My Name is Elizabeth
  • 2nd Color:  Maniology – Corpse Flower
  • 3rd Color:  Maniology – Jazzercise
  • 4th Color:  Maniology – Ducky
  • 5th Color:  Twinkled T – Glow Up
  • Top Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Top Coat
  • Maniology x Hannys_Manis M055 stamping plate
  • silicone stamper & scraper
  • lint roller sheet
  • Twinkled T icing powder
  • makeup sponge applicator
  • Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
  • acetone nail polish remover

I started with a fun, fresh smelling base coat.  And then applied two coats of Girly Bits – My Name is Elizabeth.  This is another polish from Polish Pickup (which I’ve been trying to limit myself from buying from), but I just had to get this one.  It’s got my name in the title after all!  How could I not?

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Two coats of Girly Bits – My Name is Elizabeth

Then I stamped the confetti-like dots in white, on all but my ring and thumb nails.  Sadly, without liquid latex, this meant a lot of little dot clean up in my future.  And since I felt unicorns deserve more color than that, I layered more dots on top of that, in blue, green, and pink.  This definitely made them look more like confetti.

For the unicorn stamps on my thumb and ring fingers, I applied the powder stamping technique I just learned.  So, I blended the aurora powder on to the stamper with a makeup applicator.  Then used that same stamper & some white polish to pick up the unicorn image.

It looked great!  If anything, the lines were a little thin for the aurora pigment to shine.  But I forgot one thing: nail powders don’t work with normal top coat.  So it worked in the end that lines were so thin.  But I still think the whole design is very cute and girly.  And now I really want to try the powder stamping again.

Hope everyone enjoyed their week!


I should’ve called this mani ‘Chips Ahoy’, because there’s at least a small chip on all but my pinky nails.  I’m just glad I didn’t ruin my nails underneath because of it.

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