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Red and Black Geometric Stamping

This red and black geometric stamping manicure is one of my favourites. I do love some geometric stamping; and plain and simple, without being too fussy, is always a winner with me.

I painted a red base for this and then stamped over it in black. The red base is Barry M Sparkling Ruby, the limited edition polish that was sold in Superdrug recently. It’s a red base, with tiny gold flecks of glitter. It has a lovely depth, with added sparkle, and it is lovely to wear on its own. Teamed with a “reverse” plate where a large part of the image is stamped, it looks like I have stamped in red.

Red and black geometric stamping
Red and black geometric stamping

Sparkling Ruby has one of the new, wider brushes that a lot of the newer Barry Ms have. I don’t like them. I know a lot of people do. I sometimes think I like wider brushes, and I’m sure I’ve said so on this blog before, but I have trouble painting my smaller nails with them. I think on balance that I get a better result with long, thin brushes, like Chanel brushes.

I stamped over the red base with Konad Black. It was a bit messy – Konad Black always is – so I had to do a good bit of clean-up. I managed to remove a little bit too much around the cuticles, so the red is peeking through a bit there.

Red and black geometric stamping
Red and black geometric stamping

I used hēhē 003 for the stamping. This is a plate with four geometric images on it. My plate came from Lady Queen, but I cannot recommend that you buy hēhē plates from them. Aiyoohēhē has confirmed to me that the plates I received from there are not original hēhē plates; they are fakes. I would recommend that you buy hēhē plates directly from Aiyoohēhē.



For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Sparkling Ruby
  • Stamping polish: Konad Black
  • Stamping plate: hēhē 003
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
hēhē 003 was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.





Lisa N.

These are awesome!

Annie Suzie

Really lovely, wonder how it would compare with a black base and a red stamp?! Probably wouldn’t be as prominent.

Claire Kerr

I think perhaps a metallic red might work OK. A normal red stamping polish might not stand out. I only have Mundo De Unas Red, and it doesn’t stamp well over black anyway. But I think A England Perceval might be good.