Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge: Nail Stamping

Here's another post for the Mish Mash Nail Challenge. The last one I did was quite a while ago, but I am back in the saddle.

This week's theme is nail stamping. Stamping is actually one of the first nail art techniques I learned. It's simple and can create some stunning results. Sadly, the evil nail monster seems to have stolen my nail polish remover. I couldn't find it anywhere last night, making it impossible to clean the plate between stamps. Because of this, my stamps aren't as clear as I'd like. Despite that, I love the look!

My base color is Revlon Fashionista. (If you're a teal fan like me, take a look at my comparison with Essie Go Overboard HERE.) Fashionista has an easy formula and great coverage in two thin coats.
Then I applied a coat of NYX Girls 161. I'm not sure why, but my bottle has no other name. (EDIT: It's called Maven! Thanks, Simona!) It's a slightly tinted blue base with pretty blue green glitters. I stamped with Bundle Monster 79 and Finger Paints Black Expressionism.




There you have it! This manicure is very mermaid-esque in my eyes. I like that, though! It makes the cold weather a bit more fun!

Make sure to check out all the other great Mish Mash Challenge manis below.

- Aly


12 comments:

  1. Love that green! Want! This is fab =)

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  2. It's a beautiful teal! And thanks :)

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  3. I love everything about this mani. I even think it adds to the great look that the stamping isn't crisp :)

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  4. Stunning, that glitter shining through is amazing! :)

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  5. I love that Nyx! Adding it to my wishlist. The name is Maven btw, the names are on the bottles but they are so small and badly placed that they are hardly noticeable! Plus when you have a dark colour you can't read them at all. Gotta hate that but I love all my Nyx polishes so much!

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  6. Ah, thank you for the info! I am so glad to know it has a name :) Do you recommend any other Nyx polishes?

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  7. Thanks, Chantelle!

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  8. Thank you so much!

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  9. Well I do love Smoldering, Purple Noir and Robotics the most!

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  10. NYX Girls 161 gives an amazing sparkle touch to Fashionista! And the stamping pattern is soo cute!
    ps. happy to see that you're back with a post for Mish Mash. :)

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  11. Aw, your P.S. made me so happy :) Glad you've stuck with me through my long pause in posting!

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  12. I love it.,.. I absolutely love the blue/ green glitters.. Such a pretty manicure.

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