Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I finally tried out the stamping plate that I won a while back in my last mani. This wasn’t technically my first attempt, as I have practised on my toes, but it was the first mani I ever used the plates with. With that in mind, I’m very happy with the outcome, though I definitely need to work on my placement.

I used Ocean in Getting Reddy as my basecoat, and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Platinum for the design:




Also, in case you were wondering, it was intentional that some of the designs are one way, and others appear upside down. However, I do need to work on making sure the plate is clean and to scrape the excess polish off properly between stamps. The most obvious example in these pictures if probably looking at my thumb, but my left ring finger had weird stripes around the edges of the pattern, as well.

Have you ever tried stamping? Are you addicted? Did you find it too much work? Let me know!


  1. Oh this is so beautiful!!! This would be PERFECT for Christmas!! :D
    I like stamping but I prefer to paint on the designs. It is fun, though!! :D

    1. Haha! I actually hadn't noticed that until your comment, but the colours are very Christmas-y. I agree that its more fun to do the painting myself, but this does add a little something with little to no work.


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