Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Seahorse reverse stamping

I created a little underwater scene for this mani. For the base I used OPI Can't find my czech-book. I then layered two coats of Dance Legend flakie Avada Kedevra - which is a green to blue flakie in a very pale blue tinted base.  It is from the Dance Legend Lumos collection and has the small LED light in the cap.

I created the seahorse using Messy Mansion plate MM29, where I stamped in black and while it was still on the stamper, I coloured it in.  Once that was dry, I painted Seche Vite top coat on that nail - counted to 20 and then pressed the stamp onto my nail. The polish is just perfecly tacky at that point and nicely adheres the coloured in stamping design.

On the other fingers I used Moyou Sailor 04 plate and stamped the curly seaweed design on the bottom part of my nail.

I love how this mani shifted between looking green and blue, and the seahorse was a really bright accent. I actually googled seahorse images and discovered that most of them are yellow and orange in colour.

Some products used in this post were provided for review.


  1. That's really beautuful !
    I have to try the reverse stamping !

  2. This is gorgeous! I really have to try that technique too :)

  3. Amazing! I need to try that technique!!

  4. Extremely pretty! I really like it!

  5. OMG this is so creative. I love how the flakie's totally add to the under water look. And your reverse stamping is fabulous!

  6. Oh my, Cathy, this is simply stunning!

    I love everything you've used, they come together beautifully. You also make reverse stamping sound really easy so I'm now dying to try it!

  7. Your manicures are always so genius! I love it. So beautiful!

  8. this is awesome~! very impressed!


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