Subtle Snakeskin Stamping


Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I did! It was my boyfriend’s birthday yesterday so he took the day off and we had a long weekend. We went to the KKNK which is an Afrikaans music and arts festival here in South Africa. It was my first time there and it was a lot of fun! But I’m back today with some nail art for you.

I heard that the Essence Magnetic polishes were good for stamping so I decided to give them a try. I think I didn’t use the best base colour so it came out more subtle than I would have liked but I still think it looks cool. snakeskin-subtle-stamping-tip-top-nailc-chic-chiffon-squares-essence-magnetics-majestic-green-moyou-pro-colection-05The base was Tip Top Chiffon Squares, a soft silver. I stamped using the snakeskin pattern from Moyou Pro Collection 05 and Essence Magnetics Majestic Green. snakeskin-subtle-stamping-tip-top-nailc-chic-chiffon-squares-essence-magnetics-majestic-green-moyou-pro-colection-05After a quick test after I bought it, the magnetic polish doesn’t seem all that magnetic, but luckily it is still a nice colour and it does seem to stamp at least okay – I’ll give it a chance over some other colours to see how it performs. snakeskin-subtle-stamping-tip-top-nailc-chic-chiffon-squares-essence-magnetics-majestic-green-moyou-pro-colection-05Usually I like my nail art to be quite bold, but I am sure this more subtle look would be more to the tastes of many. You get to do something special on your nails but it’s not too in-your-face. snakeskin-subtle-stamping-tip-top-nailc-chic-chiffon-squares-essence-magnetics-majestic-green-moyou-pro-colection-05What do you think of the more subtle look?

  • Lynette

    Stunning !

    • paintedfingertips

      Thanks 🙂

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  • OrdinaryMisfit

    When I tested this magnetic in my Tuesday Stamping posts it worked but it wasn’t the best of the ones I have tried. So others will stamp much more opaquely.
    Love the snake skin.

    • paintedfingertips

      Good to know, I did get a red and blue as well so hopefully they will do better. They don’t really seem magnetic though. What’s the best green stamper you’ve found so far?

      • OrdinaryMisfit

        I know the essence red magnetic stamps VERY well. Haven’t tried the blue. Depends what shade of green. This week I used Essence upper green side and it stamped very well and last week was Sinful Colors Hey, You which was also a great stamper. I suspect the essence green & the grunge stamps well too.

        • paintedfingertips

          Ja I just saw your post with upper green side… any darker greens though? It just seems to be a hole in my stamping polishes! I don’t have the green & the grunge I don’t think. Maybe I should check it out.

          • OrdinaryMisfit

            I don’t really have many darker greens but I’ll do green & the grunge and my Sally emerald for you and let you know. I’m waiting for those TT ‘Metallics’ because I think they’ll stamp well and there is a gorgeous green in there.