I love when my nails get to start over. I’m always the most productive then.
I like when they grow out as well…. But one of my nails felt like it was about to break, and I wasn’t about to sit and babysit any nails…. Plus I kept accidentally scratching myself. So I cut them off.
Then finally repolished.
ibd Just Gel – “Lucky Red”
I created a decal for my ring finger design with a stamp design and added color. Primary colors. Applied over a base of a white no-chip polish.
A lot goes into stamping. It’s much more difficult than all the konad enthusiasts, nail polish bloggers, and tv commercials let on. I have much more respect for stampers now. For real.
I couldn’t keep the stamping straight (I tried so hard!) haha…so I had to add some tiny dots to try to distract… lol. I hope it worked.
OPI – “Tutti Fruiti Tonga” Konad plate - m15 (white special polish) white acrylic paint dots w/super small dotting tool
I think this is the most delicate design so far.
Now for the shortcut!
I realized that I would be using WAY too many paper towels, cotton squares and ENERGY at this pace. So, I came up with the idea to use an acetone soaked sponge to clean the stamper, scraper and plates…as I stamped.
The apex of this idea came from the Butterfly! She suggested I use a soapdish as the container to hold the sponge!!!!!! This child is a genius. GENIUS!! It’s the perfect shape and the shallow depth accommodates easy swipes of the plates and holder. No paper towel or cotton square waste! And when not in use, I can cover the top. SOLUTION!
I can see this stamping thing getting out of hand very quickly. lol
I am in love with the idea of stamping now. So many choices!! I’ve used my stamping kit twice – TWO TIMES – and I have already started searching for more plates. I’ll have them ordered by the end of next week, I’m sure of it. This will be fun!
China Glaze – “Concrete Catwalk” circle:OPI – “So Many Clowns…So Little Time” Konad Plate – m36
I dragged my mother into my manicure practice. Surprisingly (PLEASANTLY), she went all the way in…. and even let me practice stamping. YAYYYYY!
but Amazon got me!!!! I was looking for nail tapes… which I, in fact, did order, but they haven’t arrived….. I think they are coming from somewhere in Hong Kong. The Konad Stamper kit and plates arrived much more quickly.
OPI – “Gouda Gouda Two Shoes”
I was against doing my own stamping and resisted this purchase…. but all things in time, I suppose. Here I am practicing my first stamping mani. Starting off gently:
I do love it already! The Butterfly and I are going to have a BLAST doing manicures with this!
One day I may graduate to the mind-blowing stamping that heartNAT does. Her creations are works of pure art! For example: , , or .