Morning all, hope this post finds you well and you are all ready for Halloween on Monday!
I regularly participate in a few instagram nail art challenges and collaborations every month. One of the challenges I like is the “Fire Dazed monthly”. It is hosted by Becky and her prompts are always season appropriate and easy to be inspired to.
Today’s prompt is “Spooky Forest”, and I ave incorporated some trees into my design and used one of the more subtle and elegant pattern for the accents.
- Born Pretty Halloween stamping plate BP-L057 #35742 (BPS online $2.99)
- BPS Top-Grade Chameleon nail art powder #38616 ($3.59)
- Hit the Bottle Chromeo stamping polish
- Revlon nail lacquer in Stiletto (black base)
- Elite99 No wipe gel top coat
- UNT Ready to take off peel off base coat
- Wikkid Ultra shine top coat
I started off with a peel off base coat and a coat of black base colour on all the nails. Then I topped this black base with a no wipe gel top coat before curing this using my mini LED lamp.
I am finding the use of a no wipe top coat is the easiest way to use these nail art powder. It creates a very smooth base for the powder, it looks absolutely beautiful and works really well.
I lightly buffed the chameleon nail art powder onto the nails, then I stamped directly onto the polished nails using the chrome silver stamping polish.
Next I sealed it with the UNT peel off base coat, followed by a layer of fast drying top coat.
I like this mani as it has some links to Hallween but in a subtle way. What do you think?
Mini review on Born Pretty Halloween stamping plate BP-L057
This plate contains a good mixture of cute and conventional Halloween related images. The images on this plates can be picked up easily using my sticky stamping (BPS Starry Sky sticky stamper #36395) and my Dual clear stamper (#36148). I used both BPS stamping polishes as well as Painted Polish Midnight mischief.
I believe I can make use of all of the images but hard to imagine how to use the images near the bottom (the slanted ones!). My nails are way too wide and long to fit in the area. I guess I can stamp these diagonally across the nails? but how to use the same images on both hands as the images are slanting 1 way only? If you have a suggestion for me on how to make full use of these slanting images, please let me know!! Thank you 🙂
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