Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthdays and Stamping

So this past Tuesday (the 24th) was my birthday-my 24th birthday actually. It was sort of an in-your-face-you're-an-adult-now kind of day. Long story short, it could have been better but you do what you have to do.
Anyway, I had this experimental manicure on my nails that day (Zoya Yummy with Zoya Trixie used to Konad stamp on top- I didn't photograph it, sorry!). I liked the idea of it but the stamp pattern came out really light. But it reignited my love of stamping on nails. Considering the actual celebration of my birthday was yesterday, I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a fun, girly, sparkly manicure. It came out softer than I envisioned but I really like it. Plus, I have to say it's my best stamping attempt yet.

I used Color Club Fashion Addict as a base and then using Zoya Mira and Konad stamp plate m63, I made the design. Note the gorgeous holographic goodness of Fashion Addict.

Just another photo of the design- a little blurry, but it'll have to do.

For those of you reading that do not know what Konad or nail stamping is, let me explain. Konad is a brand that specializes in nail stamps. You get a metal plate with images etched into them. You apply a thick nail polish on top of the image you desire, use the scraper that come with the set, scrape the excess polish off. Then, with the rubber stamper that comes with the kit, you pick the image up and then transpose it onto your painted nail and voilĂ ! Maybe I'll do a step by step stamping tutorial for anyone interested? Let me know. If not, I'll just keep posting finished designs.
Hope you enjoyed!

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