Wednesday, 15 May 2013

ABC Challenge: S is for Stamping & Sea Creatures

Hello lovelies!
I've got some underwater nail art for you today for 'S' week, yay! This is only my second time stamping but I think I've already improved from the first time, with thanks to this video tutorial by soguesswhat11 on Youtube.

I started this mani with about 4 coats of H&M's Blue Glitter Nail Polish which has holographic bar glitter laced through it and is pretty unique as far as I can tell. I think it really looks like water. In real life the nail lines are much less visible than in the pics, but I think next time I'll wear it with a similar colour underneath to eliminate the need for all those layers!

I completely forgot to even try and clean up this week,
my apologies!
Then I took my stamping kit out of its drawer and hunted for some appropriate 'sea creature' images. In the end I chose the turtle and the seahorse to keep things simple. (I don't know what brand of plate these are, they were in a random set I got on Ebay!)



I stamped with Barry M-Gold Foil because I know lots of people use this for stamping and it seems to work pretty well for them, and thankfully it did for me too!




Overall I'm pretty happy-apart from some slightly off centre placements I've managed to get a good stamp image on pretty much all of my nails. I love the colour combination and the way the light hits those holo glitter strands is really cool! Sadly it doesn't seem to have much sticking power and I've got some tip wear and a couple of chips already-which to me is another reason to use a base colour under the glitter. It's very pretty and twinkly though =)

~Nail Art Novice~

Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful 'S' manicures:



30 comments:

  1. Love the stamping plates you did in your manicure! Such cute designs :)

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  2. Gorgeous polish, and those stamps... so CUUUUTE!

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  3. Totally makes me think of the ocean! Very pretty and great job on your stamping!

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  4. The patterns you used for stamping are so perfect for the H&M base!

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  5. I love the blue glitter polish!! It's gorgeous!! It reminds me of the Carribean. And you did a wonderful job on the stamping.

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    1. I've never been to the Carribean (I wish) so I'll take your word for it! Thank you =)

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  6. I have these stamps! So cute.

    Also, I’ve nominated you for an award here: http://pixieledmakeup.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/super-sweet-blogging-award/

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    1. Clearly we bought the same stamping kit from Ebay!
      Cheers duck =)

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  7. Your stamping looks great! Very cute idea ;)

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  8. Great job, I love that blue, I bet it looks even more amazing in real life! Your stamping rocks too!!

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    1. It looks pretty awesome when the light catches it, yes!
      Thanks a lot ^_^

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  9. Your stamping is wonderful!

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  10. Those stamping plates have amazing designs! Now I really feel the need to go to the beach and go swimming. ^^

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    1. Heh, hope it's nice and warm where you are then!

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  11. I absolutely love this you had an great idea with the stamping.
    I think the tip wear is because Blue Glitter is a jelly. You should try wrapping your tips ;)
    Oh and I thought I'd ask, did you know you have word verification on?

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    1. I'm really bad at remembering to wrap my tips so you're probably right! Thanks ^_^

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  12. The turtle is so cute!!! And sea, I never thought of that!!

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  13. That H&M blue glitter is BEAUTIFUL - it does look like water! And the stamps are cute!

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    1. Heh, I'm glad someone agrees, my mum thought I was mad! Thanks =)

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  14. Stamping looks great with that base color! Great idea :)

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  15. I haven't gotten into stamping yet, so great job!!

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