Sunday, June 7, 2015

Metallic Floral Stamping

My goodness, how quickly the time passed between now and my previous post! During that time, I acquired a new job, which has limited my time for nail art (alas!). It has also resulted in plain manis that I felt weren't worthy of posting here. I do, however, have one for today. 

I was going for a monochromatic stamped look with this one, choosing a green base, Zoya Josie, and a green foil, Sally Hansen Color Foil- Minted Metal, for stamping. The metallic appears more silvery in this combo so it's not exactly what I had in mind, but I think it looks nice, nonetheless. For the stamp, I used Vivid Lacquer plate, VL033.

stamp; green; vividlacquer; zoya; floral; metallic; sallyhansen
Shiny! Direct sun lighting

I managed to get the stamp on the entire nail, well, except for a bit on my index finger. This, to me, was miraculous. I don't know if it's because my nails are rather curved, or if it's simply a practice thing, but I tend to have difficulty getting the stamp to cover my whole nail. So hooray.

stamp; green; vividlacquer; zoya; floral; metallic; sallyhansen
Direct sun

The lighting really affects how the green polish looks. The indirect sun lighting below is more color accurate.

stamp; green; vividlacquer; zoya; floral; metallic; sallyhansen
Outdoors, indirect sunlight
Metallic polishes are my favorite for stamping. They go on so easily. Pretty much any brand metallic foil polish will work, too.  If you're interested in Vivid Lacquer stamping plates, you can find them on their Etsy page.

Thanks for reading!

All polishes and products used in this post are from my personal collection and were not provided for review. All opinions are my own.

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