This is one of my favorite manicures to date. I wore this one as long as I could. I'm defiantly going to be trying this look in other colors.
Stamping Plate (Bundle Monster BM-607)
Black Stamping Polish (Konad Black Pearl)
Metallic Stamping Polish (Orly Luxe)
Two Cream Polishes (Re-Teal Therapy/Jade Jump)
Clean up Brush
Top Coat (Seche Vite)
Step one: Start with your base of color. I really love this dark teal color, but take a look at the picture at the bottom of this post, before you run out and buy it. Use your favorite dark teal on your accent nails. Do a classic french tip in a lighter teal. (If you need a little help see: Perfect French tips: Sticker/ Band Aid Hack)
Step Two: Once your nails are dry, paint the cream polishes on a makeup sponge, and dab it on your accent nails. Repeat this step until you have the ombre you want. Let it dry each time. I did it twice for this manicure.
Now its time to stamp on our design.
I layered two colors but it is also quit pretty with just the gold.
Step Three: Stamp on your design with the metallic polish. Orly Luxe is not specifically made for stamping but it works like a charm. I find many metallic polishes can be used for stamping.
Step Four: Stamp over the gold in a black polish. Try not to place in exactly over the first stamp so that the gold peeks out like a shadow.
Top coat (Seche Vite is my favorite) and done.
It's not my style to say bad things about products.
"If you can't say something nice, don't say nuthin' at all" -Bambi's Thumper.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Here's a picture of my nails after I removed Salley Hansen's Re-Teal Therapy.
Tip: If your nails are stained by a polish you can lightly buff it out with a file. Try not to do this too often or you will end up with thin weak nails. I recommend a base coat and not using polishes that stain your nails.
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