Swirly Stamping Nail Art

Hello hello!

I usually do nail art on weekends because that is when I have the most time to spend on my nails. This weekend I was showing my brother’s girlfriend how to stamp. πŸ™‚

I actually did these nails twice. The first time I did them I added a top coat over the stamping and it completely blurred it out, which I did not like at all. I included a photo at the end of this post so you can see what it did. Since I was really unhappy with the end result I did them again, but this time without a top coat after the stamping. Much better this time!

To get this look I used these products in the following order:

  1. OPI Nail Envy x1
  2. Essie Lilacism x3 coats
  3. Nubar Diamont top coat x1
  4. Sinful Colors Let’s Talk with Bundle Munster plate BM-314.

The Let’s Talk bottle looks blue in the pictures, but it’s actually purple. I could not get a true-to-colour picture, whatever lights I tried in the house.

I need to pay better attention to the alignment of the stamp, but I’m very happy with how these turned out.

Here is my failed first attempt at this design where the top coat blurred out the stamping. πŸ™ Oh well, lessons learned.

What do you think? Do you like stamping?

– Chantal πŸ™‚

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.
  • Wow, I had no idea that the top coat would blur it that substantially! Thanks for the heads up. I learned my lessons that stamping jelly sandwiches don't work either. Same blurry reasons. πŸ™ I love the final reworked product though! The colours go really great together – Lilacism is such a great base colour and it's great that Let's Talk works well as a stamping polish too! (You know how hard it is to find those.)

    Awesome job, as always! Your stamping is so clean. I'm jealous! πŸ˜€

    • Thank you Melissa! πŸ˜€
      Lesson learned here: no top coat = clean stamping! πŸ™‚
      I'm really liking stamping and looking forward to trying out other colour combos, and maybe some layering too. Gotta experiment!