The inspiration for this manicure comes from a kind of funny place. One day I was testing some different nail polishes and fooling around with them to see how they would stamp. They didn't work out for the manicure I was working on that day, but they looked so cool on the napkin where the overstamping goes that I had to use them together!
I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White:
|Snow Me White|
By the way, this polish also stamps like a dream. It's regularly available at drugstores or discount stores like Target for a couple of bucks, and sometimes goes on sale for 99 cents. I've never done my nails with it on its own, but it makes a great base for stamping because the white enhances the colors that are not quite opaque enough on their own.
When I do stamping manis, I started doing two coats of my base and then a top coat, just like any other mani. It's not strictly necessary for color purposes, but it helps prevent chips. It takes over an hour to do a stamping mani, so it kills me when it chips the next day!
So then I stamped with:
Plate: Messy Mansion MM12
- China Glaze Winter Berry - Not quite opaque enough on its own, but pops on the white!
- Nailtini Mai Tai
- China Glaze For Audrey - Which also happens to be one of the most gorgeous shades of nail polish that has ever been invented for all time.
|Chevron Stamped Mani|