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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Houndstooth Stamping

Today's nails made use of a stamping plate that I got a while ago, but haven't used yet! I bought Konad M63 specifically for this houndstooth design, because it's one of my favorite patterns. I have tried to use it a couple of times, but all of my attempts came up short. Mostly, I think it was because the polish I was using wasn't transferring as well as I wanted it to.

So I got some actual Konad black stamping polish, and gave it another go.


Hooray, it worked! I did the stamping over two coats of Zoya Posh, which is actually a red matte color, but when you put topcoat over it it looks like a regular red nail polish.

I actually started this design with the intention of leaving it matte, but I thought that Posh would look much nicer glossy. I was right, by the way.


I am still working on my stamping, though I suspect that it will be a rather long road. I love this look and I am so so happy that I got this stamp to work with me the way that I envisioned it!


Besides being super hot and sexy, I think this mani also still works for Christmas/winter nails.


You may have noticed that I took my nails down a bit, too! After doing dishes and getting my house back in order after the Christmas madness, they had taken a bit of a beating. So I shortened them a smidge and I am actually quite pleased with the length now. I dunno about you guys but I feel like sometimes short nails are just the thing I need. :)

19 comments:

  1. I love the stamping! It looks great! I agree, sometimes I just feel short nails look so much better.

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  2. That's beautiful, so nice and crisp! :)

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  3. It's gorgeous! Your stamping is perfect and I really love the colour combination :-)

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  4. Oh my this is so awesome! I have a blazer with that exact pattern in the exact same colors! <3

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  5. I love how shiny and smooth your nails look. Also, they look perfect in their new length :)

    And your stamping is perfect :)

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  6. Such a pretty mani!! I love the colors you chose. For me shorter nails work better too. It makes it easier when doing chores and errands. I don't have to worry too much about breaking them.

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  7. I really like this design! Love the red and black!

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  8. THAT. Is fabulous. I have zero stamping experience, but I bet that pattern would look incredible in medium and dark metallic grey with a matte top coat... it'd look just like houndstooth fabric.

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  9. So pretty! Houndstooth is beautiful. I love how the Posh looks with topcoat. My sister got me the Konad Gold Stamping Kit for xmas. I can't wait to play with it!!

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  10. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out on my blog:

    http://jens-wonderland.blogspot.com/2011/12/id-like-to-thank-nicel-operation-nail.html

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  11. That pattern alone could get me to start stamping. I love houndstooth!

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  12. Very nice nailstyling. And in black and white it will look great too :)

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  13. OMG! this is my all time fave pattern to stamp with!!! I am drooling here-

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  14. thats such a good job, it looks amazing so neat and tidy! love it XX

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  15. What stamping needs practice? It looks great!

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  16. it looks so perfect! you've totally inspired me to go out and finally get a konad kit!

    Procrastination Polish

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