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Yellow and Silver Double Stamping | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

This is some yellow and silver double stamping for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group. The colour prompt is yellow and silver, and my personal theme is pattern on pattern.

I only very rarely wear yellow on my nails. I know lots of people really dislike it. I don’t, but it’s not something I often reach for. However, this is the second yellow manicure I’ve worn in a row. I didn’t have any choice with today’s nails, but I definitely selected yellow last time. Maybe it’s something to do with the sunshine!

Yellow and silver double stamping
Yellow and silver double stamping

Stamping seemed to be the obvious way of getting two patterns on my nails. I stamped twice, albeit I used the same pattern both times. It’s still pattern on pattern though, eh?

The base is Sinful Colors Unicorn. Yellows are notoriously streaky and difficult to get nicely opaque. This one was no exception and took four coats. It’s a delicate pale yellow colour. Creamy and soft though; not lemony and sharp. I have no idea why it’s called Unicorn. Surely unicorns are white – or rainbow-coloured?

The stamping pattern is a geometric lined image from ÜberChic Beauty 9-03. I’ve seen it used for double stamping quite a bit, and it’s because it’s a great image for it. It’s such a versatile image in that it can be used over and over, just with different colour combinations.

Yellow and silver double stamping
Yellow and silver double stamping

I liked this when I’d just put the silver stamping on top of the pale yellow. After I had added the darker yellow, I thought it ruined it somewhat. I think a way around that would be to have placed the darker yellow stamping first, and then the silver, as that would have allowed the silver to show up better.

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: four coats of Sinful Colors Unicorn
  • Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Mundo de Uñas 46 (Mustard)
  • Stamping plate: ÜberChic Beauty 9-03
  • Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat


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Pink Mosaic Stripes | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

The 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group is doing hot pink and my personal prompt was mosaic or stained glass, so I have some pink mosaic stripes. Not all the polishes I used are hot pink, but then when you’re doing mosaic, you need lots of different colours.

My first attempt at mosaic nails began with me painting colours on my silicon mat and cutting them out. But I messed up by applying the pieces when the base was still too wet. So after lots of preparation and time invested, I scrapped that idea and tried something else.

Pink mosaic stripes
Pink mosaic stripes

I found a great mosaic stamping image on Bundle Monster plate BM-208. My nails are quite long at the moment and the image was a millimetre or two too short. So I came up with the idea of making just a few stamped decals and cutting each one into stripes, then using a piece on each nail.

Pink mosaic stripes
Pink mosaic stripes

The base is a very pale pink, Barry M Rose Hip. Then I stamped the Bundle Monster image using Mundo de Uñas Fiusha (20). I filled it in while it was still on the stamper with lots of different pink polishes:

  • Sinful Colors Forget Now, a jelly with a shimmer
  • Color Club Miss Bliss (holographic)
  • Barry M Birthday, the glittery Superdrug 50th birthday limited edition
  • Revlon Passionate Pink
  • OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips
  • and several other Barry Ms … Passion Fruit, Grapefruit, Pomegranate and Rose Hip

I top-coated the decal and left it to dry, then cut it into four. I needed three decals to do all my nails and simply placed a piece on each nail. I didn’t quite get the “up, down” staggered look I was going for on my photographed hand as I placed the decals too close to the middle for the index and middle nails.

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Barry M Rose Hip
  • Stamping polish: Mundo de Uñas Fiusha (20)
  • Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-208
  • Decal colours: Sinful Colors Forget Now, Color Club Miss Bliss, Barry M Birthday, Revlon Passionate Pink, OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips, Barry M Passion Fruit, Barry M Grapefruit, Barry M Pomegranate and Barry M Rose Hip
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips was previously sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Poppies for Remembrance Sunday

I’ve been saving these water decals to wear until today, Remembrance Sunday. They were sent to me for review by Born Pretty Store.

I’ve only used a few water decals. These seemed a little more “plasticy” than others I’ve used, but were no less difficult to apply than any I’ve tried out before.

You just soak them for 20 seconds so that the backing paper comes off, and then apply to the nail. You slide them into place and then press hard with a paper towel to soak up the excess water, after which they have adhered to the nail. Lots of people cut theirs to size before applying, and indeed, that’s what the instructions recommend. But I preferred to use acetone to just take the excess off the cuticles end and sides and to wrap the extra length under the ends of the tips. It doesn’t give a particularly sharp outline at the cuticle end, as the decals melt unevenly due to the plasticity, but that’s only evident on close-up photos, not in person.

I placed these over a coat of white. The decals themselves have a white background, but you only get ten, and with a couple of them (the ones I chose for my ring fingers) I had to cut a couple of pieces out of as they were a little narrow for my nail and would have left a half of a poppy and a stalk just hanging in mid air. Hence the requirement for a white background.

Poppies for Remembrance Sunday - water decal from Born Pretty Store
Poppies for Remembrance Sunday – water decal from Born Pretty Store

These full nail decals are very striking and very easy to use to achieve a good-looking manicure in a very short time. I’d say the only drawback is that you only get ten. So there is no room for error. I did manage to make a mistake. I forgot to remove the plastic sheet from the front of one of the decals before soaking, and after being in the water, it wouldn’t separate at all. I used some acetone to clean off one outer edge, and then did manage to pull the decal from the plastic, but it was stretched and didn’t look as good as the others. User error, I know, but if I’d had a couple of spares, it wouldn’t have been an issue.

You can buy these poppies water decals from the Born Pretty Store. If you want to buy these – or any other items – then you can get 10% off with the code ZSL91.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Sinful Colours Snow Me White
  • Poppies: Born Pretty Store water decals, pattern XF1390
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Water decals shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

Multi-Coloured Stripes: B is for: Bold

So for this week’s A2Z series challenge theme, Bold, I have created some bright stripes.

I started with a white base as I was initially going to do some coloured squares over white, but changed my mind. I picked out some colours that I thought went well together and started by adding the blue, Barry M Blue Grape, and the orange, Barry M Satsuma, at opposite ends of the nails. When they were dry, I taped off my nails and added the turquoise, Barry M Guava.

I had planned on using a yellow too, but thought it looked great with the white so left it as it was. Before I removed this manicure this morning, I added the yellow to see what it would have looked like. I was right – it looks so much nicer with the white.

Multi-coloured bold stripes using Barry M Blue Grape, Guava and Satsuma and Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Multi-coloured bold stripes using Barry M Blue Grape, Guava and Satsuma and Sinful Colors Snow Me White
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colours: Barry M Blue Grape, Barry M Guava, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Barry M Satsuma
  • Top coat:Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

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