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I’m back from a fun jam-packed holiday in California and I feel like I’ve been away from Painted Fingertips for ages! I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday season. I’m glad to be back with some new nail art to share with you 🙂 Today I have a review of a fun gemstone stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you.
We’re into the final section of the 31 Day Challenge! All the rest of the themes are ‘inspired by’ something and today’s is inspired by a colour. The beginnings of autumn have definitely arrived here in Minnesota and a few of the trees are beginning to change. It seems like this year I’ve caught the fall bug, too. I love summer, but I’ve found myself drawn to browns and bronzes recently. In the Voxbox I received from Influenster a few weeks ago, I got a bottle of Seche Intrepid and also a coupon to get a second colour with the purchase of a bottle of Seche Vite. Seche Vite is a great top coat, so of course I took advantage of it. The colour I decided to pick was the perfectly autumny Seche Whimsical.
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Today I have another Born Pretty Store stamping plate review to share with you. As usual, I have done 2 different looks to show you what this plate can do. A schematic of the plate is shown below:
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As you can see, this plate consists of two halves with continuous patterns, so you can choose any part of the pattern to stamp with or use different parts for each nail. I have done one look using each half. This is plate BP-L002.
Today I have some double stamping to share with you. I keep seeing amazing double-stamped nails, and it never quite seems to work out for me! I really like the colour combination I’ve used today though, and it certainly creates an interesting look.
As the old saying goes, for your wedding you always need something gold, something stamped, something patterned and something blue. Wait, am I remembering that right? It doesn’t matter – these nails incorporate all 4 of my version and we all know nails are what a wedding is all about.
Today’s theme in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge is weddings, obviously. I’ve never been much of a fan of most ‘traditional’ wedding nail looks – French manicures or soft pinks just aren’t my thing. In fact, for my own wedding, I wore sparkly teal nails with stamped swirls. It was important to me to do what I wanted rather than to conform to any norms – after all, it was my wedding day! With that in mind, I went with a bit of a compromise on these. I used a gold and silver base – pretty traditional wedding colours – but then went all out with stamping and ended up with wedding nails that are anything but traditional.
I was getting a little bored of the same old nail art techniques, so I decided to try something a little different for me. It has been over a year since I did my poison frog water spotting, so it was definitely time to have some water spotting fun again!