Adventures in Stamping

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!

I recently bought a stamping kit from Sally's called Salon Express for $9.99.  I've wanted to try stamping for a while, but they were always so expensive, so this was the perfect opportunity.

I've been playing around with the kit and I still have lots more practicing to do.  I wanted to share what I've done so far.

First, I experimented over my purple gradient mani with Hippity Hop.  I used hearts because they're my favorite of the different designs.  For the stamping I used Color Club Fashion Addict. 

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I really liked the way this turned out, but it was a bit much with the glitter accent nail.  And as you can see, the stamping could have used some work.

I then tried again when I was wearing Coral Reef and Disco Ball.  First I used Excalibur over Coral Reef.

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When I asked hubby what he thought, he said it looked weird with the silver/glitter accent nail.  So I decided to use Coral Reef to add hearts to the accent nail.

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Though the stamping wasn't completely perfect, I fell in love with this mani.  Hubby liked it too ;0).

Here's a close up of the accent nail.  I blurred it so you can see the holo goodness.


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I'm having fun with stamping and I'm looking forward to trying many other designs.  I'm just figuring out what polishes work best and still working on doing it quickly so the polish doesn't dry.

Do you stamp your nail designs?  What tips do you have to share?
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17 comments:

  1. Hi Marisa :) I love nail stamping! Great efforts for your first attempt! My tips would be: Try not to press to hard on the nail with the stamper - I'm a bit heavy handed and realised I could be a lot more gentle and still get a great result without the smudges lol, also I find the better polishes for stamping are the metallic/foil/shimmer colours :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the tips. They're really helpful!

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  2. So cute! I have the nail stamping kit and I definitely need to practice. I get frustrated very easily so I just kind of threw it in a box in my polish room, lol.

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    1. Lol!! I know! I have to be in a patient mood to work with it. But I'm determined to figure it out.

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  3. These are so cute! Love the hearts, especially love the accent nail with the colours reversed. Good call, Marisa's Hubby! (^_^)

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  4. I really love this great job my dear!!!

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  5. Love this Marisa. I've got a load of plates that I never get around to using...I need to bring them out. Thanks for the reminder!

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  6. stamping with a holo looks really cool!

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  7. These turned out great! Stamping is definitely fun hehe :D

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  8. For first time stamping, I'm impressed!

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  9. OMG Marisa you did an excellent job. I love them all. I totally suck at stamping. I have officially given up. Kudos to you!

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  10. The Salon Express kit is my first stamping set too. I'm anxious to get more plates because it's really fun to play with. Foils seem to work the best. I use WnW Black Creme and don't have too much trouble with it. I read somewhere else that WnW Ebony Hates Chris works pretty good too.

    This looks great for first time stamping! I didn't have full pictures on my first attempt.

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  11. They are both gorgeous!!!! Great job!

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