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More nail stamping

After practicing a lot, I finally have a nail stamping win!


And with flash:


Much better than the previous attempts!

Base color: Revlon Raven Red

Stamping color: Revlon Coastal Surf

Stamping plate: Gals GA21

I initially wanted to have a lighter shade of blue, but the ones I own are too thin for transferring. Coastal surf is a great stamping color, so I tried it and I think it looks pretty good!

First attempt at ombre nails

Fall has arrived, and the multitude of darker nail polishes have arrived as well. I’m having a hard time letting my bright summery colors go, so I decided I needed at least one last bright and happy manicure. Pittsburgh has a long winter/ cold season, so I figure I have plenty of time for darker fall colors.

The ombre manicure has always been something I’ve wanted to try, but I’ve been intimidated. I watched a bunch of videos and looked at tutorials, and picked my favorite summery color to work with.

First, I painted my nails with 2 coats of Color Club Blue-ming (an amazing mint green that I love on its own). Then I chose an array of colors that would transition to a vivid purple. In retrospect, I think I used too many colors but it ended up alright anyways.


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