Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Mottled nail foils stamped with stripes

Sometimes I have an idea in my head for a manicure, but then what evolves is nothing like I had planned.  Case and point below.

The base for this manicure is actually a whole bunch of different coloured nail foils applied with nail glue in really random sections.  I didn't really like the look of that too much and needed to add something else, so I ended up doing some black lines.  Before I did the black lines I sealed in the foils with some gel top coat polish.

I actually stamped these lines, which I'm pretty damn pleased with, because I managed to keep the stamping pretty straight and even. They almost look like they were done with striping tape.  Yay for me!  

I finished with a layer of seche vite to seal in the stamping.


  1. This is a really cool idea and I really like it :-)

  2. This is deliciously fun. And yes, it totally looks like you used striping tape. Yay for stamping shortcuts! What gel polish did you use? Does it keep the foils shiny?

    1. I used Aussie brand Gelicious for the gel top coat. It kept the foils shiny, but then again, I've read that any gel top coat wont ruin a foil finish.


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