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?
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.