Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nicole By OPI... The Next CEO - First Nail Stamping!

Since I got off work very early today I was so excited because I could use the extra time to give stamping a try. Well, because I can't get enough nail blog reading in, I did spend too much of my extra time reading nail blogs when that I was supposed to be nail stamping! Once I finally pealed myself away from the computer and off the internet I attempted my very first nail stamping.


I had a hard time lining the image up with where I wanted it on the nail and that was probably the hardest part. As a whole, it was a relatively easy process. With a bit more practice I hope I will work out the alignment issue. I actually had an easier time aligning my off hand because instinctual for this hand I held the stamper facing up an then rolled my finger over it. Wish I would have done that with my dominate hand. I will try that next time.

Ok, clean-up and bold spots need to be worked on too! Yikes! It's not too bad for my first go at it. I don't hate it. What do ya think? Any tip, tricks, shortcuts, etc. are certainly welcomed and appreciated. Thanks :)


What I used in this manicure:
  • Milani Smoothe Base Coat
  • Nicole by OPI in The Next CEO...3 coats
  • Konad in Black...nail stamping
  • Nail Plate: Konad m60
  • Seche Vite...1 coat



8 comments:

  1. Love this design! Great job! And thanks for the placement tip about rolling your nail on the stamper. I will have to try that next.

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    1. Thanks and your welcome for the placement tip. Let me know how it works for ya. Oh...I forgot to add the nail plate info in the blog. I will update that now... it is konad m60.

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    1. Thanks Sue. I was happy with it for my first crack at stamping. Needs improvement, yes, but still happy with it.

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  3. Not a bad go at all! As for tips, shortcuts, etc...just keep practicing :) I think that's the most effective way to become better at stamping.

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    1. Thanks! It was actually fun and I can see myself doing many more of these. So... practice it shall be!

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  4. This came out great, especially for a full nail stamp! I find those harder than the tiny little accent designs. These certainly don't look like it was your first stamp, they're fabulous!

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    1. Coool. That is good to hear. Thanks so much. It certainly was not perfect, but it was not a total disaster either. I was really intimidated by the whole process...that's why it took me so long to try it! I lean to the side of being a perfectionist and I hate if something ends up too big of a failure...but it really was ok in my book.

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