I just found out a couple weeks ago that NailPolishCanada.com has Cult Nails in stock now so I hopped on over there for look-see. I had no intention of buying anything but....
- Since I had been admiring some really beautiful stamping nail art recently I ended up buying the Konad Set T stamping kit.
- a full nail Bundle Monster plate BM322;
- a China Glaze Texture polish in Undefined.
- and then I stocked up on my favorite all time polish; For Audrey.
When I got my NPC order, I watched a few tutorials on how to nail stamp on YouTube. I just searched ‘how to nail stamp’ and BAM a ton of videos come up. I chose to do a full nail stamp LOL! Why I didn’t just start with a simple little nail design I do not know. No guts = no glory I say! Go for the gold! Or in this case the houndstooth HAHA!
I used my new Konad stamping kit; the stamper, scraper and the special white and black polish included in the kit. (The Set T also comes with a starter plate, M36 that has some flower designs on it and a full size Konad top coat). I had already used the kit when I took the pictures. That is why the scraper is stained. I just couldn't stop to take any stinking pictures! I had to play!
I started off with a base coat of hot pink (Cocolily) on most of my nails and on my ring finger I used OPI Alpine Snow. Then I decided to use the houndstooth pattern on the BM322 plate. O_o
I used the white special stamping polish on the pink nails and the black on the white nails. I found it pretty easy to roll the design on my nails. Although I messed up lining up the houndstooth pattern so it would be ‘straight’ and did one nail upside down HAHA but I think overall for my first attempt it came out pretty well. I did notice that the white stamping polish wasn’t very vibrant and it seemed to dry really fast on the stamper. I was pretty darn quick working with it so I am not sure if it was the polish or me?? The black polish worked perfectly. So I am thinking it is the polish. That has to be it, right? HA! Perhaps someone can suggest another white polish that works better?
I am now a fan of stamping. Even though I kinda suck right now. But practice makes perfect right? I got a lot of compliments on this mani by complete strangers. It was a little weird to have a stranger grab my hands at SDM to see my mani LOL but nice too.
So I am hooked right now on stamping and in another late night shopping frenzy ordered a Cheeky plate. It is especially designed with larger images on it. I can’t wait for it to get here...from Hong Kong so it might be a few weeks.
The Set T by Konad stamping kit is currently on sale at NailPolishCanada.com for $18.00 CDN.
So what do you think of my first attempt at stamping?
*products were purchased by me