Happy Friday everyone! Starting off today with some more stamping. I’m still waiting on an order from Born Pretty Store to arrive (with some new stamping plates) so I guess in the mean time, it’s the same old ones again! This time I was feeling something a little tribal-esque so I decided to go with another one of my discontinued Born Pretty Store plates. I’m thinking I need to branch out & try some other awesome plates so if you have any suggestions of your favourites, leave them below!
The products used for this manicure are:
- Base Coat: Nailtek 2
- Top Coat: Seche Vive
- Morgan Taylor Plum-thing Magical
- Morgan Taylor Just Tutu Much
- Edge Perfection Cuticle Barrier
- Born Pretty Store Clear Jelly Stamper
- Born Pretty Store stamping plate (discontinued) — this one has similar patterns.
So first off, Morgan Taylor Just Tutu Much is so freaking good for stamping. I mentioned this in my swatch post of these shades, but I’m really impressed. It’s so nice when you find polishes that stamp so fantastically over dark shades. I love it! It makes me really excited to have my new plates arrive, so I have a whole new variety of images to share!
What do you think of this stamped design? Where do you buy your favourite stamping plates? Let me know in the comments below! 💜
*PR SAMPLE* Some of these items were sent to me for review. However, all opinions are my own.
<These polishes were all gifted to me by Morgan Taylor as part of the Preen.Me #PreenMeVIP program>
Crazy to think that another month has gone by! & that means it’s time to round up my favourite Fall manicures from the last month. This month saw lots of Fall designs & colours & Fall coffee drinks.
Did your favourite manicure from the last month make the cut? It’s always so hard for me to narrow down my favourites, but I have to admit I’m really in love with how my coffee nails turned out!
Now onto the October (& Halloween 🎃) designs!
I know I say this every time I do my nails, but these have to be one of my favourite gradients I’ve ever done. Seriously–just look! It turned out so pretty. I’d never claim to be a gradient expert, but damn if I don’t feel proud of how these turned out! & what does better with a gradient than a little stamping? I don’t think I’ve done any stamping since before the Lil Bubs was born, & I didn’t realize how much I missed it.
For this manicure, I used:
- Base Coat: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
- Top Coat: Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
- Essie Lounge Lover
- China Glaze Glow With The Flow
- China Glaze Plur-ple
- Essie Butler Please
- Yves Saint Laurent Noir Brilliant
- Born Pretty Store Peel Off Liquid Tape
- Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate (QA66)
- Latex Free Make Up Sponge
Why don’t I stamp more often, seriously? Well mostly because I only have the same few stamping plates. But hopefully I can change that soon because it just makes for sure an intricate manicure. I would never freehand this design (at least not without a lot of crankiness & frustration!)
For my gradient, I started off with a basic sponged gradient & then went back over the gradient dry brushing my colours for a bit of a rustic look. It lead to an interesting blend that I really, really like.
What do you think of this mani? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 💜
Aztec and Tribal prints were a big trend last summer in nail art. I seriously dig anything Tribal print. I bought the sweetest aztec print pants that I have a feeling I will be wearing A LOT this summer. So when it came to Day 16, I was super excited to come up with something tribal on my nails. There was no reason to this manicure–I really just started drawing lines and outlines and dots, and came up with this:
The polishes I used for this manicure were:
- Sinful Colors in Be Happy
- Essence Color & GO in Let’s get Lost
- Color Club Art Club in Paisley Paradise.
- Stripe Rite Striping polish in Black.
- Stripe Rite Striping Polish in White.
- Sally Hansen Diamond Flash top coat.
God I love tribal print. I also love the blues and purples used in this manicure. I really like how it turned out, even though I had no plan going into this. Sometimes the most random manicures turn out to be my favorite!
Also check out this adorable mug that the boyfriend gave me for Easter. My first thought? I totally have to do this as nail art!