Monday, March 30, 2015

Stamping with M Polish over a pastel jelly sandwich base!

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Hey y'all! 

Today on the blog, I have some springy/Easter-y stamping for you. I love how delicate this turned out, although my light box washed it out a bit. 

Stamping with M Polish Apricot Delight

I was thrilled with how this turned out. I was inspired by the super talented Ana over at Ana's Manis for this mani. If you're not following her, you should be! She does beautiful work. 

How about a shot of what I used to create this mani? 


Left to right: QTica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator, China Glaze Inner Beauty, Cagedbird Nail Lacquer Faerie Carnival, M Polish Apricot Delight, Zoya Satin topcoat.

And because I had a total DUH moment, I forgot to include the stamping plate in the above photo, so I took a separate shot after the fact: 

BornPretty Store stamping plate #JQ-18

I started with my QTica base coat. That stuff is the bee's knees for real. My nails have never been healthier! I went on to adding one coat of China Glaze Inner Beauty. This polish was a clearance purchase from Sally's Beauty Supply and I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was a jelly. If you've been reading my last 10 or so posts, you know that I am having a major love affair with all of the jelly and crelly polishes!

After my first coat of Inner Beauty was mostly dry, I added a coat of Cagedbird Lacquer Faerie Carnival. I purchased this polish in a destash and fell in love with it. I was so disappointed to find out that this indie brand is no longer in business. :( This polish is a glitter topper that has scattered holographic micro glitter and matte pastel hex glitter in a clear base. SO beautiful for spring manis. Once that layer was dry, I went back with one more layer of Inner Beauty and allowed a few minutes of dry time before moving on to stamping.

Using M Polish Apricot Delight and my BPS stamping plate, I added a lacy floral design to my jelly sandwich. I decided that I didn't want it to be super shiny so I topped it with the Zoya Satin topcoat that I got from Ulta as a free gift when they were running a promotion.

Here's a macro to show the details of the stamping. How delicate is that?


Macro of stamping with M Polish Apricot Delight over China Glaze Inner Beauty and Cagedbird Nail Lacquer Faerie Carnival 

I have been doing Easter manis this week and kind of wanted to do something that wasn't super Easter-y but could still fall into that category. What do you think of the final result?

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27 comments:

  1. Your macro is beautiful! What a great combination this is!

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    1. Thank you! I loved how the macro showed the stamping.

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  2. Lovely combination! Faerie Carnival is stunning, I need to find something close!!

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    1. It's so beautiful! I'm so sad that it can't be purchased anymore. :(

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    2. But Zoya Monet is sorta similar. :)

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  3. Oh my, this is simply lovely!! I love how delicate and gorgeous this is!!

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  4. Very pretty! I have that plate!

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    1. Thank you! It was one of my favorites.

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  6. I love it, it looks so delicate and pretty!

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  7. Very pretty! It is quite delicate.

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  8. Your macros always stun me! Very beautiful, love subtle stamp jobs.

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  9. The stamping color was not visible in the full manicure shot. But when i saw macro shot, i loved the colors.

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  10. Very delicate - love the macro shot.

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