September 10, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Stamped Sapphire Birthstone Jewelry Nail Art


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 Digit-al Dozen: Stamped Sapphire Birthstone Jewelry Nail Art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Design

For 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 Digit-al Dozen: Stamped Sapphire Birthstone Jewelry Nail Art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Digit-al Dozen: Stamped Sapphire Birthstone Jewelry Nail Art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

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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12 comments:

  1. this is pretty - it's like subtle bling!

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  2. Beautiful mani; love the addition of the glitter to give it a little big more bling!

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  3. The glitter you added is the perfect touch! :)

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  4. lol that's 4 of us who almost did the same design - the inlinkz would have looked hilarious!

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  5. Perfect image choices! The extra bling is perfect!

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  6. AWE so sorry to take the idea, i would have loved to be twinsies with you anyhow. but these are beautiful!

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  7. I love the detail over the sapphire colour.

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  8. I think these are so pretty! Your ring finger sort of looks like a Dalek! :)

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  9. So much work went into these! WOW! They're beautiful.

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  10. This turned out fantastic, and it has a bit of a retro vibe! Beautiful! :)

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