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. :)