Monday, July 2, 2012

Stamping's a beach

Interpret that as you wish. I'm not really good at this stamping stuff, but I'm trying, and I'm working on getting better. As I was dying to put one of this summer's China Glaze neons on, I had an idea, and decided to go ahead with the stamping stuff. These photos aren't pretty, but at least it was a fun manicure - even though it did not end up as I had pictured it in my head. I used Love's a Beach and Wet n Wild Black Creme.

My topcoat made the black bleed, and yes, I fail at getting the image nicely onto my nails, but here it is. Love's a Beach is good in two coats, and by now, most of you know that Black Creme is good in one (though chips easily). Stamping with Love's a Beach mostly shows the shimmer, at least on black.

This is a sorta double inverted manicure, so the hand you're not seeing here has opposite coloration to this one (three black nails, two pink: index and thumb). It's basically the Homa manicure once again, with additional stamping - my recent Midsummer manicure was a Homa too, but with dotted flowers. What can I say, I do dig this Homa stuff. If I had more and better image plates, I'd probably had used a pattern which even better makes this sort of rough gradient transition from one color to the other.

Despite the bad skills here, is this an idea you like?

Swedish words of the day:
fransk nougat french nougat
Om nom nom.


  1. I like the pink pattern on black. Looks really nice :)

  2. I think it looks good, and I *really* like the idea!!

  3. Nice! I would like to have seen what the other hand looked like as well.

    1. Unfortunately I had no photo assistance. :)

  4. I read your blog almost two years and i have to say it now- the shape of your nails it's perfect, you also paint your nails really precisely :) I love that neon pink shade and think i have to buy it.. ;)

  5. I love this!! <3

  6. This shade is gorgeous, luv the combination with the black pattern. :)

  7. I love the idea and I think it turned out just great! :)

  8. I think It looks GREAT!!! I am too trying to practice my stamping...

  9. I feel ya as an owner of a several dozen of plates... which I doubt I'll ever be able to use. :L Damn you, and bless you, curved nails!

  10. Jag tycker stämplingarna ser fina ut! Synd att det svarta blödde ut förstås, men oavsett vad så tycker jag att det var en fin idé.


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