Wednesday, 9 July 2014

My current mani -Barry M Lady and Majesty with SheSellsSeashells embellishments. Also a question about stamping answered!

Hi! Today I'm going to show you my current mani and answer a question I had about stamping! Before I get onto that though, here is a link to an article I wrote about using loose glitter in manis which was published yesterday!

What I used in todays blog post

Base coat - OPI matte nail envy
Colour coats - Barry M Lady and Majesty
Top coat - Duri rejuvacote
Nail art - embellishments by SheSellsSeashells, a polish by TarasTalons and stamping plates from MoYou

Where I bought what I used

OPI matte nail envy -
Barry M Lady and Majesty -
Duri rejuvacote -
Gold stars -
TarasTalons polish - not yet on sale
MoYou stamping plates -

Other places you can get what I used

OPI matte nail envy -
Duri rejuvacote -
Barry M polishes -

Also before I show you my mani, I just wanted to give a quick update on my nails! As you'll know if you read my blog, until a few months ago, I wore false nails and after years of wearing false nails and incorrectly removing them, my nails were weak and thin! I stopped wearing false nails and started manicuring my nails every day and using treatments. My nails were growing crazy fast - I was filing them every other day! They were also getting much stronger! However, I could see the damage on my nails and it had grown out all the way to the tips of my nails, I was worried that as the tips of my nails are obviously not supported by the nail bed and were damaged they could break and it could travel down onto the healthy nail or damage the nail in some way so I used my Leighton Denny crystal nail file to file off all the damage. I now have short nails but they are completely healthy! I will grow them a little longer but not too much :)

Now...... this is the mani I did using the Barry M polishes and the gold star embellishments from SheSellsSeashells!

I used two coats of Majesty on all of my nails except my ring fingers which I used two coats of Lady on. I love these textured polishes, they apply really, really well and dry super fast! Also if you're in a hurry then it's perfect as mistakes and imperfections don't show and as it's textured you don't need to topcoat!

I used some really pretty gold glittery star stickers I got from SheSellsSeashells on my ring fingers to carry on the gold theme! These are really fab, I bought them in loads of colours and they're perfect for quick nails art! I used a coat of Duri to top coat the whole mani, it did dull the texture slightly but it also sealed the stars so they stayed on perfectly and all the points were stuck to the nail fully.

Before I removed this mani, I decided to answer a question I had when I first bought my stamping plates, can you stamp over texture! I used my pro plate 05 by MoYou and my rectangle stamper/scraper set to try this out. I had a pretty opaque polish on my testing shelf, it really only needs one coat, so I decided to use that for my experiment.

So you can stamp over texture but it's not an amazing result (although that could just be because it's my first try!) but the solid designs come out much better than the outline designs! I think I'll definitely try this again!

Tara x

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