Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Nail Art - Stripes and Bow Christmas Manicure


Nothing to Disclose

Hello lovely readers! I hope you are all enjoying this Holiday season as you gear up for the New Year. Today I am sharing a manicure that that reminds me of a cutely wrapped gift! Continue reading after the jump for all of the details.


I am calling this manicure a red and white stripes manicure with a bow. I used several polishes and stamping plates to achieve the final result.

Base
I started off with 1 coat (yes, 1 coat!) of Dinner at 8 by Barielle as my base. I applied a coat of fast drying top coat and waited until it was dry to the touch before continuing onto the next.

Polish shown is Dinner at 8 by Barielle


Stamping
Stamping for this mani was done in 2 steps. Step 1 I used Pekin white stamping polish by M Polish and stamping plate AQ91 (purchased from Born Pretty Store). Step 2 I stamped little Christmas trees over the red and white stripes using Date Night by Barielle and the 2015 Christmas stamping plate by Cici & Sisi.

Polish shown is Dinner at 8 by Barielle



Advance stamping
I created a bow accent for my ring finger by stamping with Cayuga black stamping polish by M Polish and Cici & Sisi stamping plate 05. I filled in the image with Iron by M Polish while it remained placed on the surface of the stamper and then carefully transferred the dry image onto the nail by softly pressing the stamper over the nail.




Finish
I first applied a layer of fast drying top coat to seal my nail art (for this I use Seche Vite). Once my nails were dried to the touch, I applied a coat of Sally Hansen’s Big Matte top coat.
Polish shown is Dinner at 8 by Barielle

Overall, I am pretty pleased with how my nails turned out. I am trying to get more creative with my stamping and I think this manicure is a good step on the right direction!

Thank you very much for reading!
  

11 comments:

  1. Lovely. I love your bow, and the stamping is perfect :)

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  2. This does look like cute wrapping paper! :)

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  3. I love double stamping, and all of your designs are so crisp! Such a cute Holiday mani!

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  4. This turned out so cute, like each of your nails is gift wrapped! Your lines are stamped amazingly well, so straight!

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  5. It looks like Christmas wrapping paper. I adore it.

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  6. Awesome stamping! It's such a pretty Christmas mani!

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  7. I love this and the bow is like the icing on the cake!

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