May 22, 2013

Stamping Crazy I Say!

I usually don’t sleep too much at night. Nature of my condition. So no sleep, boredom, credit card and the internet breed a dangerous storm for me - late night shopping on the interwebz.

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.

NailPolishCanada.com order
 
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

laying down the base coat

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?

houndstooth nail stamp
 
houndstooth nail stamp
 
I did notice that the ‘full nail’ design on the Bundle Monster plate BM322 did not quite fit my thumb nail. I do not have inordinately large thumbs nails so I imagine a lot of people have this same problem. There was no way I was going to try to line up another stamp to cover the bit that was missing. I just thought ‘whatevs it looks good’ and top coated that sucker.

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?
 

~~99Raina99
 
*products were purchased by me 

12 comments:

  1. it doesn't seems that this is your first attempt you look pro... :) perfect

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    1. Thanks Shikha,you're sweet :) I wish I was a pro... hopefully with more practice!

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  2. It's pretty!
    I haven't tried stamping yet, now I'm really interested :D

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    1. I was surprised at how fun it was! I was like yeah this is cool. I am such a nerd. :P now I am digging thru my stash to see what polishes I can use to stamp with.
      I suggest getting a starter kit to try first. I am all gung ho now LOL buying more plates.

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  3. Nice! I wanted a houndstooth print on my nails as well.

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    1. It was pretty fun stamping this pattern on. Sally Hansen also makes the nail art designs as well in black and white houndstooth.

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  4. Ah I love stamping my nails and this looks so pretty! Thank you for sharing hun! :))

    I am running an International Giveaway on my blog now, and I'd love it if you enter for the chance to win some YSL, Chanel and Essie products! <3

    Andrea,
    RosyChicc

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  5. It turned out great! Really pretty!

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    1. Thanks eight! I just want to find a more vibrant white polish. This on seemed a bit thin. I think that would have made it better.

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  6. Your first attempt is like eons better than mine!! This turned out really well!

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    1. Thanks Jayne :D but you should have seen what my second attempt was like. It was a full blown disaster - a comedy of fudges. LOL I should post about it. It was BAD! What could go wrong went wrong. But I am determined to try again!

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