Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Poinsettia Nails

Hey my friends!

I've got my last Christmas/holiday mani to share with you guys today. I haven't done Poinsettia nails so that's what I went with. Take a look below to see how I created this mani.

Poinsettia image Uberchic Beauty

I used two coats of Envy Lacquer Apple Pucker on thumb, index and pinky and did some subtle dots along the side. On my middle and ring finger I used two coats of Bonita Nail Lacquer Golden Girl. I topped everything with one coat Seche Vite top coat.

For the Poinsettias I used Uberchic Beauty Christmas-01 stamping plate. I used the advanced stamping technique (I think that's what it's called), where you pick up the stamp and fill in the image on the stamper and then stamp it onto the nail. 

Take a look at these quick photos. I'm sorry I had to use flash.

Picked up image

I stamped with Sinful Colors Black on Black.

Filled in image

I filled in the image with Envy Lacquer Apple Pucker and Berry Pop using a dotting tool. I waited for it to dry a bit and then stamped it onto my nail. I went along the edges with an orange stick and then picked up the excess with tape. I cleaned up a bit with a brush with acetone and applied two thin coats of Seche Vite to smooth everything down. I did the same for three more nails. 

Poinsettia macro

I really liked how this mani came out that I wore it for two days. I've been wearing my manis a bit longer than just a day now. 

Hope you guys enjoyed this look. Let me know if you've tried stamping this way before or what your preferred method of stamping is.

Happy Holidays!

**some items provided for review**

Read my review of Envy Lacquer Fall Rock Candy trio HERE.