Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 15: Round & Square


Hi everyone!

We’ve reached the third week of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails and things are really starting to get tough. I am still completely stuck on a few of this weeks prompts, and I’m running out of time! That is half the fun of doing a challenge like this though – it gives you the opportunity to think of some new nail art ideas and maybe try some new techniques. That’s exactly what I’ve done today – I tried making stamping decals for the first time! I’ve seen so many beautiful stamping decals lately that I knew I had to try it for myself. stamping-decals-moyou-artist-collection-03-moyou-pro-collection-10-m65-bm-322-tip-top-nail-chic-sitting-pretty-essence-colour-&-go-break-through-sinful-colors-rise-and-shine-nails-inc-baker-street-sinful-colors-savageMy attempt has more than a little room for improvement, but hey, at least I can say I’ve tried the technique! And I’ll definitely be trying it again – hopefully practice makes perfect!stamping-decals-moyou-artist-collection-03-moyou-pro-collection-10-m65-bm-322-tip-top-nail-chic-sitting-pretty-essence-colour-&-go-break-through-sinful-colors-rise-and-shine-nails-inc-baker-street-sinful-colors-savageI used BM-322 for the circles on my index finger and pinkie, m65 for the circles on my middle finger, Moyou Pro Collection 10 for the squares on my ring finger and Moyou Artist Collection 03 for the squares and circles on my thumb. stamping-decals-moyou-artist-collection-03-moyou-pro-collection-10-m65-bm-322-tip-top-nail-chic-sitting-pretty-essence-colour-&-go-break-through-sinful-colors-rise-and-shine-nails-inc-baker-street-sinful-colors-savageI first stamped the images onto some clear polish on a piece of plastic, then coloured in the gaps using Tip Top Nail Chic – Sitting Pretty, Essence Colour & Go – Break Through, Sinful Colors – Rise and Shine and Savage, and Nails Inc – Baker Street. I waited a while for it to dry, then peeled it off the plastic and applied it to my nails. That was the part that was toughest for me – it’s really difficult to avoid bumps in the decal! As you can see, they’re not quite smooth, but at least they’re more or less conforming to my nails. stamping-decals-moyou-artist-collection-03-moyou-pro-collection-10-m65-bm-322-tip-top-nail-chic-sitting-pretty-essence-colour-&-go-break-through-sinful-colors-rise-and-shine-nails-inc-baker-street-sinful-colors-savageI used a coat of Sinful Colors White On on my nails beneath the decals, just in case the decals weren’t opaque enough. I do clearly need to colour in a little neater, but in fact the least clear parts are the black lines from the stamps themselves. I guess I need to work on my stamping abilities – and maybe try with a different black! stamping-decals-moyou-artist-collection-03-moyou-pro-collection-10-m65-bm-322-tip-top-nail-chic-sitting-pretty-essence-colour-&-go-break-through-sinful-colors-rise-and-shine-nails-inc-baker-street-sinful-colors-savageSo, they may not be perfect, but this was my first try at creating stamping decals. At least they are colourful! stamping-decals-moyou-artist-collection-03-moyou-pro-collection-10-m65-bm-322-tip-top-nail-chic-sitting-pretty-essence-colour-&-go-break-through-sinful-colors-rise-and-shine-nails-inc-baker-street-sinful-colors-savageI hope you enjoyed these! Check back tomorrow to see some doodles on my nails 🙂nagg-igDon’t forget to take a look at the other round and square nails at the link: