My boyfriend surprised me with nail stamp supplies for Valentine's Day! As crazy as it sounds, I was so giddy when I saw the stuff he got me. I always thought nail stamping was cool: it seemed really simple to do and you can beautiful designs in just seconds without having to go to the salon and empty your wallet. Check out what I got:
|Konad Double Side Nail Stamper and Metal Scraper; found here.|
|MASH Design Plates, Set of 25; found here.|
I have to say, it's not as easy as it looks. It took me 2-3 tries before I really got it down correctly. The key to success is swiftness. There are four simple steps: cover the image with nail polish, scrap off excess nail polish, grab the design using the stamper and roll the stamper over your finger. You want to be really quick between the scraping and grabbing the design using the stamper. If you're too slow, the nail polish will dry and you have to clean the plate with acetone and start all over. I recommend watching a video before you start doing it yourself.
For my first design ever, I decided to choose a zebra print. I thought I'd spice it up by having a hot pink base instead of a white base. What do you guys think?
|Hot pink base is Essie's 'Bottle Service' and stripes are|
|Ignore the pinky..it's a bit messy to say the least.|