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Zebra nails

Still attempting to use my untrieds, I wanted to stamp on yesterday’s manicure with my Barry M Nail Effects Lilac Foil. I’ve tried to use this before, but couldn’t get it to stamp well, and just put it down to perhaps a dodgy image. I’ve read so many blogs where people have posted that it’s great for stamping – and that’s why I bought it in the first place.

But, once again, I had real problems with it. I couldn’t get the whole image to transfer to the stamper at all. I don’t know if it was drying too quickly, but there wasn’t a problem with the image because I tried several different ones. I think I just have to give up on Lilac Foil as a stamping polish.

So, I removed my failed attempts with a lint roller and started again. I needed something light to stamp over yesterday’s dark manicure, and knew that H&M Wine And Dine has successfully stamped for me before.

I’ve never done an animal print either, so chose Bundle Monster plate BM-223 and have ended up with quite a subtle stamping effect. I really like this.


Zebra nails
Zebra nails using NYC Chinatown as a base, then stamped over with H&M Wine And Dine using Bundle Monster plate BM-223


For this manicure I’ve used:

  • Base: two coats of NYC Chinatown
  • Intermediate top coat 1: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
  • Intermediate top coat 2: Seche Vite
  • Stamping polish: H&M Wine And Dine
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-223
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip



Inky Whiskers

Ooooo…Me Likey!!! It’s all dark & wild, stalking the city streets looking for prey. Well done!

Claire Kerr

Thank you. My 9 year-old loves it and he wants me to do a “proper” zebra now … in black and white. Not sure that I’ll be rushing to do it (not least because I don’t have a great black stamping polish) but I’ll add it to the list for him!

Inky Whiskers

Requests are good! It means they’re paying attention & not all ‘She’s playing with her polish…again.’ My hubs suggested the bloody French tips I put on after chopping my nails. lol