Nail Art Of The Day: Ribbons In Ice
This time I wanted to do some stamping, because I’ve just bought some of the Konad plates with the full nail designs. I love how they look, and with some practice, it’s not really that hard!
I decided to use the swirly design from image plate m63, and I did the stamping with China Glaze Millennium from the Khrome Collection. These metallics, and also the polishes from the Romantique Collection, are awesome for stamping. I actually prefer them to the special Konad polish!
Here’s how I usually set up my workspace when I do stamping. I put pure acetone on the cotton pads, and swipe clean the stamper and the scraper on their respective pads between each nail. I also use a folded up cotton pad with acetone and a pair of tweezers to clean the stamping plate between each stamping, that way the plate stays clean and you don’t ruin your mani by holding the acetone-soaked pad.
After stamping, I added a coat of the Konad Top Coat, it doesn’t smudge the design like regular topcoats may do. It’s not very shiny, though, so I recommend putting a high shine top coat over that again if you want it really glossy.
I decided to go a different route, however, so I finished it with Essie Matte About You. I love how glitters look with a matte topcoat, it reminds me of air bubbles frozen in ice. And the design itself reminded me of ribbons on a gift, so that’s why I’m calling this mani “Ribbons In Ice”.
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Thanks for checking out my stumbling steps into the nail art realm.
See you later!
I just figured out another thing this design reminds me of: The logo for Vinmonopolet (the “wine monopoly” in Norway).