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Stamping and Gradients, Finally Coming Together in a Cutesy Package

Are you ready for the most cutesy nails ever seen on this blog?  I'm starting off with a warning cos they're a bit ridiculous.  So I've been on a bit of a gradient kick lately ever since I figured out that you just have to follow all the tutorials out there.  I saw a particularly awesome pastel and paisley design on tumblr the other day and thought I'd give it a shot.  Not only did the gradient work, the stamping did too!

To start, I applied two coats of L.A. Girl Delicate and, once dry, painted strips of Revlon Pink Lingerie, Urban Outfitters Mojave and Revlon Cloud on my makeup sponge.  Three coats of dabbing got my colours nice and even, smooth.  I have trouble getting in around my cuticles so I helped the coverage along a little with applying the polish directly.  Once the gradient was dry, I waited another ten minutes before starting my stamping. Trust me, there's nothing worst than getting all the way to the stamp application stage only to have layers of wet polish ooze out under the stamp *shudder*.  So after waiting ten minutes I waited another ten.  Then, using my Konad Black Special Polish and BM-320, I actually got the stamp to apply.  I've always had issues with getting the stamp on the stamp but turns out being quick with the scraping and then using a rolling motion to pick up the image, I actually got a good result. 







 The Verdict: Of course I love this.  It took too long and was so risky with the stamping on the top for me not to love it.  My bf came up behind me as I was editing these saying "Oooh, who did those?" cos they were so awesome.  And cute, I like cute.

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  1. Very cute! That stamp image is adorable!!

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  2. Very cute. That bird stamp is amazingly sweet.

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  3. Very nice. Your issues with stamping may not be your fault, but rather your stamper. You can use a fine nail buffer to buff the top of your stamper to help with the pickup (sometimes they get hard). I would also recommend buying the "XL stamper" that is black and has a white super squishy silicone/rubber pad on it. You can find it on places like Ninja Polish, Llarowe and eBay (where I got mine) for about $7. Out of the 3 stampers I have I love that one bc its almost 'tacky' and picks up everything,including cat fuzz, and allows you to squish the design on your finger instead of rolling. Search YouTube and you will find a video that shows you why its better. Keep being awesome!

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  4. Wow! I am amazed how some people can do that! Your post inspired me to take a shot at nail stamping :)

    I love your blog! Specially the photos because they are so detailed and clear, I can really understand about your post. I followed you on GFC! Maybe you can come by mine too and maybe follow each other? :) Thank you for this post! I can't wait to read more of your posts. More power to you!

    XOXO
    Your new follower,
    www.MusingsofaMakeupMaven.com

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  5. this is soooo cute!!! i love the color combo! i'm a new follower, would love if you would follow me back on my blog! : )

    http://myprettynailz.blogspot.com

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  6. Yes they are terribly cute! Good work. But can I suugest you do the stamping the other way? The way you do it, only you can really appreciate the design, other people are seeing it upside down because your hands are normally displayed with the tips towards people. I hope you can understand what I'm saying, it's kind of difficult for me to explain in english :-)

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