Hello lovelies! Today I have a really fun design to share with you. Back in early December, I made an order through Born Pretty Store & just recently received my goodies which included 6 new stamping plates! Obviously, I couldn’t wait to play with my new plates, because I’ve been using the same ones I bought in 2014 for ages. Today’s design was semi inspired by all the fun stag head designs that have been popping up on my Instagram feed! Finally I can create my own cute deer designs!
For this design, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Nailtek 2
- Top Coat: Seche Vive
- Matte Top Coat: Butter London
- Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Trouble Maker
- Quo by Orly Breathable Barely There
- ACO by Ardene Daydreamer
- L’Oreal Feeling Kilty
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Black Heart
- Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper
- Born Pretty Store Image Plate BP-L006 (item #17924)
- Born Pretty Store Image Plate BP-L03 (item #23268)
- Small dotting tool
- Edge Perfection Cuticle Barrier.
Seriously, just how cute is this manicure?! I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t order these in time to get them for Christmas, so I could do cute reindeer nails, but I’m very excited for all the upcoming designs I’ll be able to do. I’m also very happy to have a brand new jelly stamper because mine as certainly seen better days & will need to be retired very soon. Don’t get me wrong, I still love doing freehand/nail vinyl designs, but there is something a little more convenient about stamping–you don’t have to spend an hour trying to paint a design, or worry about having to wait for you base to dry to apply nail vinyls (even with quick dry top coat). It’s taken me a while to finally get the hang of stamping, & while I’m not a pro by any means, I definitely feel like I’m so much better than I used to be!
What do you think of this design? Are you a fan of stamping? Let me know all your thoughts (or tips & tricks!) in the comments below.