So i haven’t been on much and i apologize there is a lot going on in my life at the moment.
Today i bring you a tutorial! woo! i love tutorials by other bloggers and i hope mine helps anyone who sees it.
Cheeky- Viva Mexico Jumbo Plate
Morgan Taylor- go ahead and grow
China Glaze- shocking pink
China Glaze- flip flop fantasy
Morgan Taylor- doo Wop
Wet n Wild- Black
First paint your nails with a coat of the yellow. if you don’t have it or are doing it with a different colors, use white or the lightest color.
Next put drops of the china glaze shocking pink and china glaze flip flop fantasy and some dots of the morgan taylor doo wop like so
use your stamper and squish the colors. When you pick it up it should look like this
Stamp it on to your nails, either just kind of roll it on or wait a few seconds for it to dry a little bit. If you want an area to have a certain color you could do the step above with just one color and place it where you want.
I cleaned up a little bit before i stamped on the image from the Viva Mexico plate by Cheeky.
just clean up a bit more and add a top coat for your finished look.
What a week i have started school again. I have recently changed nail shape due to the fact my nails weren’t doing to well with the squoval shape.
Today i bring you China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps! yay glitter! It’s such a beautiful red on the darker side. I don’t know why i hadn’t pick this color up before. The formula is great I used 2-3 coats and it’s opaque. I had no problems while applying it and it didn’t dry gritty feeling. The glitters in this polish are pretty fine and you can see them below in the macro shot.
I used seche vite as my top coat and Morgan Taylor’s Go Ahead and Grow Base Coat
Since the glitter in it is so fine its very easy to take off. There are no problems whatsoever when removing it. When it comes to glitter it’s one of the things i dislike the most how stubborn it is. Then you have cotton ripping off the cotton ball or pad, its a mess. However i can say i had no problems with this and I’ll probably be wearing it a lot more.
What do you think of my nail shape? I have basically only had squoval shaped nails. It’s new i think i kind of like it.
Hello my lovely people of the internet! I’m sorry i haven’t been able to blog more but i really just have a lot to do for school and no time.
Today i used is called Soft Sienna Silks by China Glaze
the formula is watery and its thin, it will take at least 3 coats to get to an opaque color. This is a bronze with tiny specs of shimmer. The shimmer gives it a little boost so its not a boring bronze/coppery color. It’s very warm and i was honestly a little worried about how it would look with my skin.
It took three coats in order to reach an opacity i am comfortable with. I really don’t like having my nails smile line show through, so i usually like nail polish that is opaque in 2-3 coats.
here is a picture close up of the color and you can see the sparkles/shimmer in it, so pretty.
On to the stamping!
I used my trusty Wet n Wild Black Creme polish. For stamping the plate i used is Viva Mexico Jumbo Plate 1 by Cheeky which you can find for a cheap price on amazon.
oh jeeze please ignore that giant fuzz on my nail! :s
First i applied my base coat and applied one coat of Veniques Wingtip White
next i did my ombre with a regular makeup sponge and the CG flip flop fantasy and shocking pink.
then i used my BM plate 506 with my Wet n Wild Black Creme and applied a health coat of Seche Vite
Here’s a close up of the nail
it came out a little patchy i might have pushed down a little hard or it might be too thin. I used my new Messy Mansion squishy stamper I’m so used to using my Winstonia Squishy firm. I bought the Messy Mansion squishy stamper because i really needed a stamper that would stretch out my smaller images and I’m glad i got it. i don’t quite have the hang of it yet but i think ill get better at it. I used it today with this manicure seeing as my nails are long right now and the plate images are just a bit too small for my long nail beds and not wide enough for my thumb.
So today’s manicure we have this cute life preserver image
what i used:
Beauty secrets base coat from sallys
Winstonia xl squishy stamper
China Glaze Turned up Turquoise (neon)
China Glaze pink voltage (neon)
wet n wild French White Cream
Cheeky plate CH36
When it comes to neon polishes they’re not known for being very opaque. I wanted to stamp with them but if i were to stamp with the colors alone they would not show up. in order for me to get the neons to show up i need to make them more opaque by adding a white. the colors aren’t as vibrant as they would be had i used them alone but they now show up on black with this technique. I didn’t come up with this technique at all I’ve seen it around so i don’t know who did.
now onto the tutorial!
start off with your base coat and then one or two coats of Essie licorice and wait for it to dry
next get your stamping plate ready in our case its this cheeky one
apply Pink Voltage to the top left quadrant like so
next apply Turned up Turquoise right under
next to those two colors apply a stripe of the white. the color will change depending on how much white you add.
next we are going to scrape to the right really fast in an effort to blend the colors together.
it should now look like this
then you continue on as your normally would for stamping. i used my Winstonia xl squishy stamper to pick up the image
just roll it on to your nail, next we just clean up the nail using a brush or q tip, and add a nice coat of nail polish 😀
I hope you found this useful happy stamping everyone!
The base color is China Glaze’s Turned up Turquoise the spots were made with China Glaze’s Pink Voltage the outline and dots were just Wet n Wild’s Black creme i can make a tutorial if anyone would like one 😀 … Continue reading →