I'm really proud of this manicure! This was my first attempt at layering multiple full-sized images and for the white floral pattern I had to match it on some of my nails because the image was a little small *pats self on back* I've can see some imperfections in this (i.e. I need to improve still), but I like this!! One of the reasons I adore nail challenges is that they push me to do new things I wouldn't have thought of on my own. The overall look is a little more 'busy' than I normally would go for, but it's pretty cool.
To get this look I used all Sally Hansen polishes, a tiny bit of freehand, and two different stamp images.
- Paint your nails Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Thinking of Blue until opaque (I only needed 2 coats)
- Take a small angled paint brush and use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away and stamp on some lines here and there using the end of the brush; these random stripes are the boxes in the Opening Ceremony pattern!
- Using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White and MASH m73, stamp the pretty floral pattern on your nails
- To complete the Opening Ceremony pattern I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Tough Love to stamp a generally angular/circular situation pattern over all the other stuff. Rejoice!
I should have used a more coral color, but I like this color palette together, too. Also I so desperately wish the actual circular pattern from the Opening Ceremony was a real stamp image because it is SO cool. Nail stamping seems to be one of those sort of weird subjects where some people don't think it's really nail "art" but I think it takes an awful lot of practice and patience just like mastering painting tiny tiny details with a brush.
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