Thursday, January 21, 2016

Step-by-step Nail Art Thursday - Stamped Damascus Nails

Hello lovely readers! Today I have a step-by-step tutorial for stamped Damascus nails. 


Base
First, start by wearing a light gray crème on all of your fingers except your pinky. I chose Cabana Boy by Essie (reviewed here). For your pinky, use a rich metallic gold polish. Make sure your polish doubles as a stamping polish because you will use it again for the actual nail art. I chose Guilded (24-Karat look) by M Polish

Cabana Boy by Essie
Macro of Cabana Boy by Essie

Stamp
For the stamping, choose an intricate but delicate pattern  that evokes old world charm. I chose 2 images from Moyou London's Fashionista 07 plate. Use the rich golden polish to stamp over your index and middle fingers and black to stamp over your ring and pinky fingers. I stamped using Guilded (also used it as my base for my pinky finger) and Cayuga, both stamping polishes from M Polish. All of the stamping was done using the soft stamper from FabUrNails

M Polish Guilded (gold) and Cayuga (black), Moyou London Fashionista 07 plate, and FabUrNails stamper
Macro of stamp with M Polish Cayuga (black) over Essie Cabana Boy

Finish
Finish off by applying a quick dry, glossy top coat (my go-to top coat is from Sech Vite). And there you have it, Damascus nails!


Do you like stamped nail art? What are some of your essentials for doing so? I would love to hear from you all!

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19 comments:

  1. Love the colors! I've never stamped my nails before, but I love the way it looks!

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  2. I love the look but I'm so bad at it! M Polish helps though because it's a proper stamping polish. :)

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  3. I love this look! So pretty! I love stamping!

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  4. Beautiful look. I love MoYou stamping plates.

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  5. I've recently gotten into stamping, but I have yet to try M Polish for the stamping polishes. I keep hearing good things about the brand.

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  6. I love these colors together! I haven't had much luck stamping, but these make me want to try again!

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  7. These are GORGEOUS! I love how you created a cohesive skittlette manicure! :)

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  8. Gorgeous mani, loves these colors together

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  9. I tried so hard to do stamping but failed so I admire this mani a lot.

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  10. Simply perfect in every way ♡

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  11. Love this mani. How does the gold stamp over black?

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  12. I love the stamping! Great colour combinations!

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  13. I love your step by step! And this mani is beautiful.

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  14. The colors you used are perfect for this mani. And I appreciate the step by step, it was very informative.

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  15. Beautiful! Nail stamping is so much fun! I have a few stamp plates in my nail stash, I really need to pull it back out and do some stamping!

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  16. I love stamping nail art and yours turned out great!

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  17. That is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! I love my uberchic plates and I am one of those that just loves and lives by my Mundo stamping polishes. I also live by Border Patrol from Girly Bits, the liquid latex to help keep the cleanup to a minimum. But this is GORGEOUS!!! Usually I can't do all my nails, I can't bring myself to stamper on all my pretty polish but this is just beautiful!! Love the images, and it's so clean you did a beautiful job!!!

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