Since September is the birth month of The Digit-al Dozen, it only makes sense to honor her (yep, totes calling The DD a her now) with some birthstone-inspired nails. For all of you beauties born in September, you have a pretty awesome birthstone in the form of sapphire. Today I was planning to do some freehand faceted sapphire gemstone nail art using Chalkboard Nail's totally fantastic tutorial (see her tutorial here) however Jacki over at Adventures in Acetone already did the same design for today and it looks so flawless (plus our nails are the same size/shape right now) SO I figured I should do something else. Now I have these jewelry-inspired stamping nails with some hand-placed glitter accents to show you!
The DesignFor this manicure I finally broke out some still-wrapped Pueen 24E Love Elements plates that I've had for an embarrassingly long time and stamped some jewelry-esque images onto my nails with silver foil. I'm not sure if my polish was drying too quickly, I'm too tired, or my plates are sort of meh but I felt like the images that were transferring were just so-so *giant frowny face*. I tried to salvage this design with some holo glitter to represent diamonds and sapphires, so hopefully that did the trick!
The Polishes & Supplies
My base color was Sinful Colors Midnight Blue, a slightly-blackened metallic blue polish. It took three coats for the coverage I liked, but it was easy and nice to paint with. The silver polish I used to stamp with was Barry M Silver Foil and I used images from plates Pueen 31 and Pueen 26.
Now check out the other sapphire designs below!
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