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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Stamping



Hi everyone! I'm a bit late with this week's Twinsie Tuesday post but... It's still Tuesday at least! :) Today's theme is "Holiday Special"

I had to shorten my nails a bit :( my nails tend to break when it's cold out. I broke my middle finger nail... I managed to patch it with a tea bag and super glue but it ended up a bit lumpy so I'll have to cover it with texture polishes or chunky glitter until the patch grows out. I also feel like textures add a bit of strength to nails... My nails don't bend as easily as they do with just creme polish! 

I started with two coats of Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour a berry magenta texture with a bit of holo sparkle. Not a classic Christmas red but I think it still works! 

Then I stamped with  Born Pretty Store BP-82. Use my code SL10k31 for 10% off! I had a bit of trouble picking up the thinner lines (around the stocking and ornament) and it took me a few tries (used my old red rubber Konad stamper). I haven't tried with any other polishes though to be fair and thinner lines tend to be a bit harder. 



I ended up adding top coat to this... As much as I like the look of texture polish I find the tips wear off in a couple days and also it tends to look a bit dusty/dirty after a while. I knew I probably wouldn't have time to redo my nails this week so I had to! 



What do you think of this mani? Do you like it more with or without top coat? Do you ever wear textures with top coat? 






12 comments:

  1. Some super cute festive holiday stamping this is! I think I prefer it without the top coat though.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Yeah I prefer the look without top coat too but I wanted my mani to last longer!

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  2. What a cutesy! The base nail polish is great :)

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  3. So cute and festive!
    I guess I like the textured version a little more, but the glossy one looks great, too!

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  4. Lovely! I love the look of stamping over a textured polish - a technique I have yet to try myself!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Yeah I really like the look... Problem is it rubs off without top coat though :(

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  5. Gorgeous mani :-D

    Same thing happened to me - mind are really short. Had to do some surgery to save mine ripping off and causing a disaster! I must try the teabag method when it happens again!

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    1. Thanks ananka! Yeah tea bag method is the best!

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