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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring flowers (advanced stamping)

Hello everyone!

Today I'll be showing you a mani I've done few days ago using a plate I already posted about 3 posts ago, using it just in its simple way. The plate is BP 53 you can find it here.

I couldn't help but turn the pattern on this plate a little bit, and do a reversed stamping instead. The pattern asked for color!

You can see the review of this plate here:

For the base colors I used:

  • Sally Hansen triple shine "Clam up" for the stampped nails
  • Kleancolor "pastel purple"
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme "Pixel perfect"

For the reversed stamping I used the acrylic paints and brush set from

The process went exactly like in my last post that contains a step by step video.

Stamp the pattern with black polish. Keep it on the stamper and paint within the lines with acrylic paints.

When the paint is dry, apply a generous amount of top coat over it and let it dry completely.

Peel it off using a pair of tweezers and apply it on the nail like a sticker.

You can clean the excess with a file on the free edge, and use acetone around the nail and the cuticle.

Apply another layer of top coat over it and ta daaa.

It's a super fun way to throw your nail art at the next level.

Questions always welcome. let me know in the comments if there's anything you'd like me to add.

As always you can use my code DALK31 for a 10% discount and free shipping off regular priced items with no minimum order only at BPS.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Starry design reversed stamping with BP49

Hello everyone!

Today I had to come in with more spring colors and I did a super fun reversed (advanced) stamping using one of the new plates BP49.

You can find the plate here for $2.99.

A lot more plates are coming out on the 26th of march in the BPS plates category  and they will be on discount for a little bit after they come out, so if you're a stamping lover like me, don't forget to head over there when they release the collection!

I picked this particular plate for my  nail art design because it's so bold. The lines on it come out perfect everytime which makes it super easy to fill it on with color. There's nothing abstract about it, so you can go crazy with the coloring.

It features a full round pattern, with any spot being able to be used at will.

For my design I picked an area and removed whatever I didn't want with a cotton swab dipped in acetone.

I used acrylic paints that I purchased from here . You can also use polish but I wanted the precision I can get with a detail brush.

All the steps are in the video above.

Polishes used for base:

  • Bps holo polish nr2
  • NYC- high line green
  • WNW wild shine- sparked
  • Pure ice- lucky charming
  • BPS black stamping polish
  • Top Coat
I also used these black star rhinestones on the pink nails for a little effect.

For all the products linked from BPS you can use this code for 10% dicount and free shipping with no minimum order.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Super sparkly musical nails

Hello everyone!

Even though everyone switched to pastels, greens and flowers, I was still in the mood for icy blue this week, since it's still cold around here, so I came up with this super fun and easy to do musical design.

Star of the week is a new stamping plate from combined with lots and lots of different glitter.

The stamping plate is number BP-47 and you can find it here for $2.99. It features 8 patterns with music notes, Michael Jackson, piano keys and other music related stuff for music lovers.

The details on the images are the best quality like bps already got us used to with all their new stamping plates. I had no trouble picking them up. I used my new Born pretty stamping polishes that I finally received in the mail. I'm still getting used to them and I will have an upcoming review for all the colors soon.

If you are new to stamping plates, this one like every one I got so far come with a blue plastic film over them, that needs to be peeled off before use. I have seen recently someone who couldnt stamp asking for advice who shared a photo of their plate with the film still on, on facebook. Again, peel that off.

I used my XL squishy stamper with this plate, and I found it a little difficult to keep the lines straight by rolling it, so my advice for the music notes is to press them straight down on the nail and not roll them.

Now for my background setting I used the following polishes:

  • NYC - Empire state blue (base color)
  • Milani - gold glitz (accent nail)
  • Broadway Nails- Paradise water
  • Color concept - blue glitter that I found at DG
I used the white and black stamping polishes from the BP stamping polish collection.

I believe this plate to be perfect for beginners because it transfers so easy or for those who want a quick eye catching nail art design.

It's sisters from the collection can be found here.

And of course, I had to have a star from their jewelry collection. Today I'm wearing a new galaxy ring, pattern F, that I got for $2.75. It matches perfectly with the galaxy necklaces they put out a while back and I got my hands on one of them as soon as I saw them.

I hope you enjoyed my design. If you would like to grab any of the featured items, you can use code DALK31 for a side wide 10% discount and free shipping with no minimum order.