Thursday, January 8, 2015

Layered Double-Stamping

Hello gorgeous! I'm baaaaaack!!!

So today, I decided to do a layered mani! I've been seeing a LOT of double- and triple-stamped manis and I've been wanting to try one. So then I got this Pueen stamping set and thought today's the day! So I started planning a mani and gathering my stuff, to find that I didn't own the plate that I had based the entire plan on... It was one that I ordered in a group buy on Facebook that hasn't been shipped just yet... /Headdesk...

SO I decided to keep the colors I had originally grabbed, and change the plan. I grabbed some saran wrap, and my new Pueen plates and decided to go to town. I picked one plate, Pueen 77, and used two of the patterns on it. 

I also used my new stamper for this, and OH MY GODS there is a GIANT difference between my original stamper (an old, old, OLD one that came with the original Salon Express) and the marshmallow stamper. Just SUCH a drastic difference, and I may not use the Salon Express one again... (I'll keep it around, though... Just in case...)

I also took pics for you guys to show how I made this mani: 

Step one (after laying down a white base): Saran Wrap mani. I used Sally Hansen's Kiss Me Here.
I topcoated after this with my Diamond Claws to prepare for stamping.

Step two: First layer of stamping, using Finger Paints Pop Art Purple

Step Three: Stamping with Sinful Colors Black on Black.
Step four: Cleanup and topcoat!

You can kinda see what patterns I used to stamp. 

I actually like how my right hand turned out more than my left ROFLMAO
As you can probably see, I'm rocking nubbies right now :'( My nails were completely destroyed by the move. Both pinkies broke past the smile line and have been very painful, as has a couple of hangnails that got a wee bit infected. Holding the steering wheel for 1.7k miles was definitely a challenge :( They're feeling better now though!!

So in other news: I'M OFFICIALLY ENROLLED FOR SCHOOL!!!!!!!!! I start on February 3rd, and HOOOOOLY MOLY am I excited!!! Also, funny story, the admissions agent that enrolled me was a former coworker! We had a pleasant time catching up :) It was suuuper embarrassing though,  because I hadn't done my nails just yet... So I showed up to the school with broken, chipped, messy nails, after telling Kelly that I'd been blogging for a while and all of that. SO EMBARRASSING.
I had also gone on a date with nasty broken nails and spent the evening very super self-conscious of my hands >.< But now they're all pretty again!!! Yaaay!

I still kinda feel like these are incomplete.. Got any suggestions on what I should add? Maybe some rhinestones or glitter? Comment down below! Please also don't forget to subscribe, there are now TWO options to do so, through bloglovin' and Google Friend Connect! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

40 comments:

  1. This looks great! Maybe an addition of a silver holo stud or hot pink stud on each nail?

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  2. That's a brilliant idea :D Thank you!

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  3. Cute!! Don't forget to post your link in the comment exchange group now that you're back ;)

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  4. Just did :) Haven't been home all day lol

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  5. I think next time I might use a holo as a base coat. Glitter is the best :D

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  6. Love the colour combo!!! Its so cute!

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  7. Super pretty! I love all the layers and think it looks great this way! Good luck with school :)

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  8. These are so cute - I wouldn't add any more! Lovely!!

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  9. Congrats on getting enrolled for school!

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  10. Congrats on school! I love this mani!

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  11. Super cute abstract design! And I bought that Pueen set JUST to get that plate you are holding. Want to improve on it?? Add a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust!! That amazing stuff makes everything better!

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  12. Love these! The double stamping is great.

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  13. I think they came out great. It reminds me of a spinning atom!

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  14. Thank you! I've seen so many pretty designs and just had to do it :)

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  15. Yeah that one is the entire reason I got it, too... Such an amazing plate!!
    I'll definitely have to do that next time :)

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  16. Thank you! I'm very excited as to how it turned out (and even MORE excited about school!)

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  17. Nubbies are hard :( I can't figure out how to type anymore lol They're growing pretty fast, though so that's great :D

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  18. Thank you!! Took me forever to pick out which purple... I have too many >.<

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  19. I really like it just as it is! I'm feeling inspired to try double stamping, LOL

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  20. Congrats on being enrolled and starting! What are you going for?

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  21. Nails, of course! I'm going to be a nail tech, I'm so excited!!!!

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  22. I love this! The double stamping is so cute. I haven't tried this yet.

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  23. Lovely plate n I always find double stamping charming.

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  24. These look stellar! They look really cool and that is a great tip to paint the back of the decal -- I would not have thought to do that!

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  25. Very easy and fairly quick, too! This is my first time and it's totally worth it

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  26. Amazing what happens when you get bored at work, eh? lol

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  27. These are brilliant! I love the tardis theme!

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  28. I love these! I am a fellow Whovian and I'm gonna have to get some of these, so cool! Since you asked, my other sci-fy fandoms include Star Trek, Firefly, and Stargate (both SG-1 and Atlantis).

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  29. Using a sharpie is something I would totally do lol. Galaxy came out fantastic! I haven't done one in such a long time.

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  30. The galaxy looks great! I'm not a Dr Who fan but I have my other fandoms, mostly Star Wars, HP and Hunger Games at the moment.

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  31. This is very cool! I've never watched Doctor Who, but I know a few fangirls who would LOVE this! I'm checking out those decals! I never would have though to use a sharpie. Very clever!

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  32. Loved the galaxy nails..i am yet to do a successful galaxy nails, this inspires me to do one now..

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