Monday, July 30, 2012

#ManiMonday: Snakeskin Stamping Manicure

I stumbled upon this manicure pretty much by accident.  I had bought a Revlon Colorstay polish on clearance at Target, and had been wanting to try out the color.  I was uber disappointed with the color, it was a dead match for my living room paint color, and needed something extra. Wait, you don't have a nail polish color that matches the paint in your living room?!?


I wasn't satisfied with just the blue, but I didn't want to remove it and completely start again. Then I remembered hearing/reading somewhere that the new Essie Metallics are great for stamping. I had just picked up 'Penny Talk' that day, so I decided to give it a try. And WHAM. Seriously gorgeous!


I used the BM-215 stamp, and was thrilled with the outcome. You can purchase the Bundle Monster (BM) set on Amazon here for $21.99.  Make sure you buy the 25 piece sets, they're a wider stamp.  I of course bought the original set before knowing this and was disappointed when the stamps weren't big enough to cover my nail bed.  I don't think I necessarily have large nail beds, but they were only covering like 75%.


To achieve this manicure I applied 2 coats of Revlon 'Blue Slate,' and stamped Essie 'Penny Talk' with Bundle Monster BM-215 plate.


What do you think?

 
The Nail Files

31 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! I love this mani and I have been eyeing the nail stamper kits for some time now. I think its about time I splurge and get one.

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  2. Very cute! I've been looking for Penny Talk for weeks. I LOVE it! Where did you find it?

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  3. That turned out so good! I haven't had much luck with stamping. Maybe I should try those Essie polishes. Not sure if it's the polishes I'm using or my technique. lol.

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  4. your manicures always look so great! I don't think I would ever have the patience to do that!

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  5. Wow that looks awesome!! What a great idea!!

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  6. Gah your nails are always so pretty! Love this one!

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  7. Very cute! I love nail stamps they make such a difference!!

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  8. What can I say that hasn't already been said? Great color combo; yet another cute mani by you! :)

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  9. This is so awesome! I can't believe how many prints there are. Your mani definitely came out really well.

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  10. Ahhh stamping... I fear for the day I become addicted to it. I don't own any stamps yet but THIS is amazing!!! I love how it turned out on you!

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  11. Love them. I have been getting so many comments on the magnetic nail polish. I might go buy another color. Since my hubby love it on my nails too.

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  12. Oooh, I love how it looks on you!

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  13. I love it! So cool.
    PS = I finally remembered to reply to your email. Let me know if you ever want to meet up <3 :D

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  14. LOVE!! Good to know about the stamps, because I unfortunately bought the smaller ones and get so frustrated because they don't cover my whole nail!

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  15. This is so beautiful! I haven't gotten the hang of stamping yet :/

    Evani
    simplyevani@gmail.com

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  16. I've never seen these stamping kits before! I love it. Think I'll add that to the birthday wishlist!

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  17. Um, I'm having a hard time functioning because I thought your first pic was from Pinterest and then I saw that you actually did it yourself! *brain explodes* Love. Lovelovelovelove.

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  18. this looks SO cool! i love it!

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  19. OK, confession: I still don't understand how stamping works. Embarrassing, I know. I see all these amazing manicures and I'm always jealous that now I'm going to go have to youtube it or something so I can buy some of my own. Any tips/suggestions?

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  21. Wow. I love the idea of stamping but don't know anything about how to do it. That looks amazing though!

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  22. I've been debating whether or not to invest in the Bundle Monster. Lately I have seen so many awesome designs with it. And they are so much cheaper than Konad plates!

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  23. OMG love this!!!! I just wanted to say hello but really love you blog and you now have a new follower!

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  24. WOW they look amazing!! I just got a stamper kit for my birthday so I'm hoping it has something like this :)

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