It is that time of the year again! Last weekend I pulled out the Christmas decorations, bought new candles and tried to make everything nice and cozy. We won't set up a tree this year, as we'll be away most of the Holidays visiting family and friends, so I had to compensate for the lack of a tree with other home decor ;) Of course my nails had to join the gingerbread man, gnomes and poinsettias. Ever since I got my MoYou order, I was itching to try these plates. So I picked a pattern from Princess plate 12, a white base color and my favorite red polish and stamped away. Let me warn you, I am taking baby steps at stamping and these nails are for from being perfect. Still I love the look of them so I thought I might as well share them with you.
The white base is Wet 'n Wild French White and the shimmery red is Perceval from a-England. On my ring finger I used the Essence Happy Holiday Snow Flake topper. This is a clear base with white hex glitters and small iridescent glitters that sink to the bottom quickly, so you have to shake it well before use - like a snow globe.
I still need to get the hang of stamping. As you can see, I had a hard time getting the image in the center of my nails. Sometimes I applied too much pressure to the squishy stamper and the image came out a bit crooked. So I went over a few areas with white to clean up the edges of the design. Being the perfectionist that I am, I am not 100% happy with this manicure, but I love the combo of the pattern and the colors. I will definitely practice more with my pretty plates now :D
What is your secret to a perfect stamping manicure? Let me know!
Have a great day!