Tag Archives: nail stamping

How To: Nail Stamping

2 Jun

Hello everyone! Happy weekend! Sorry for going a little MIA. 😦 I got the dates messed up on when I started back to school, and started a lot earlier than what I thought lol But today I have a special post 🙂 I get asked a lot by friends and followers how I do my nail stamping. Well your wish is my command! I have prepared some pictures (and I’ll explain a little) on how I personally nail stamp. Everyone stamps a little differently, you just have to practice and find out what works best for you. The main question I usually get is how do I get the image onto the stamper, so that’s what I’ll focus mainly on in here.

Step 1

Get all your supplies together! I always have something that I work on so I don’t get polish all over the table.

*If your plates are new, they usually come with a blue film covering- peel it off!!!! You won’t ever get the images on the stamper if you have that on there.

Step 2

Put a generous amount of polish at the very top of the image horizontally. I say put a generous amount just to make sure the polish spreads all across the image.

Step 3

*From this point on, you need to have speedy fingers!* Take the scraper, and smooth the polish over the entire image (pulling the polish towards you). You don’t have to press down super hard, but hard enough to get all the excess polish off the image. Once you have completed this step, the polish dries super fast so you need to move to step 4 pretty quickly.

Step 4

I then take the stamper and press onto the image. I press pretty firmly just to make sure the entire image transfers.

Step 5

Once the image is on the stamper, you have get it on your nails pretty quickly. I personally do not press the stamper directly on my nails, I ‘roll’ the stamper across my nail (but whatever works for you!).

Like I said, it all just takes some practice! I’m still learning and make ‘konadicures’ that I don’t like (I still have issues with stamps that need to be lined up perfectly or have straight vertical or horizontal lines). Just hang in there!!

Thanks for reading!

Morgan

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A Riveting Beach Party

29 May

Morning everyone! Sorry for going MIA last week. So much was going on at work and in my family that I just had no time to get on here! One of the things that took up my spare time (not at all in a bad way!) is my big sister, and ONLY sibling got engaged!!!! I now have the duties as Maid of Honor 🙂 As my first task, I of course started brain storming how I am going to do her nails. Her colors are orange’s and blue’s, which I was really excited about all the possibilities we could try! People have also reminded me that this is a wedding, so I shouldn’t go all animal print or something on her nails, but my sister said that that’s what she wants 🙂 (she was also reminded that her nails will be in pictures haha) So I figured we should meet in the middle: still keep her wedding colors on her nails, just go a little more subtle with the stamping. My sister and I would LOOOVE to see yalls ideas for her wedding nails!!! Just email a pic to morgymorg092@gmail.com and I will post them here on my blog! There may even be a little surprise for those that we take inspiration from 🙂 🙂 So send us your pics!!!

Here’s a picture that my sister got her color inspiration from. (Credit Pinterest)

 

 

So from all the engagement and wedding excitement I decided to do some orange nails. I would never do my sister’s nails this color for her wedding in the fall…too neon lol. This is 3 coats of Models Own Beach Party.

 

 

I then chose BM 210 and China Glaze Riveting to stamp with. This is one of my FAV stamps to use (and I have a special post tomorrow so stay tuned!!!!)

 

 

What do you think?!

 

Thanks for reading! And don’t forget to send us your wedding inspired manis and have them featured on here 🙂

 

Morgan