Spring Pastels: Stamping Decal Using L’Oréal Les Blancs Collection: March Polish Party
I’ve been wanting to do a stamping decal for a while now. I have used a similar method to more easily put a hand drawn image on my nails, which is how I did my Roobarb & Custard nails. But I’ve not done it with a stamp yet.
I had been searching through my stamping plates to find a suitable image that could be coloured in and then I saw a beautiful manicure by Reinovate nails. She has used a honeycomb image from a Mo You London plate, but I knew I had a similar image on the newest Bundle Monster plates (the create your own 2013 set). It’s a perfect image for filling in for this method.
I’ve used the new L’Oréal Spring 2014 collection – Les Blancs – to fill in the sections. The collection comprises four gorgeous, very pale pastels, in yellow (Lemon Meringue), peach (Peach Negligée), lilac (Nouvelle Vague) and green (Pistachio Dragée). It was quite time consuming and fiddly to paint all the hexagons, and the pastels probably aren’t the best polishes to use for this as they are very pale, making it quite difficult to make out the shapes.
Anyway, it’s all pastelly (no, it’s not a word … I made it up) and fresh, so I thought it was apt for this month’s Polish Party manicure, the theme for which is spring.
The base for the decal is 2 coats of Barry M Nude over 2 coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I tried this at first using just white and it didn’t work at all well, but I’d only done it on one finger, so was able to rectify my mistake quite easily.
After I’d painted the second coat of Nude, I waited for it to dry but not harden, then placed the decal on. I pressed it down firmly, almost stretching it to the nail in places. I managed to rip the one for the little finger! Then I trimmed off the excess and used acetone and a clean up brush to complete the job.
Here are the other Polish Party manicures for this month:
- Base colour: two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, then two coats of Barry M Nude
- Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-422
- Stamping polish: Konad special white
- Colours: L’Oréal Color Riche Lemon Meringue, L’Oréal Color Riche Pistachio Drageé, L’Oréal Color Riche Peach Negligée and L’Oréal Color Riche Nouvelle Vague
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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