Monday, September 27, 2010

Totally Pwned Me

You guuuuuuuys! Stamping your nails is haaaard!

I just got beaten by shiny metal disks and rubber tipped stampers! How his this POSSIBLE?!

Well, I'll tell you how it's possible...This whole stamping process is REALLY going to take some getting used to.

The main reason I even got the stamps was because its ridonkulously hard for me to paint my right hand. Even applying nail polish sometimes is questionable. Basically, every time I even put a brush of any kind in my left hand, it turns me into that guy from Scary Movie 2 and the entire time I'm working I can't help but go "Its my STRONG hand" over and over again in my head. So, yeah. I got some stamps.

I ordered the bundle monster stamps and the designs on them are awesome. My ability to use them, not so much. BUT I'm working on it! Because the plates don't come with a stamper, I purchased the Konad double sided stamper and scraper from amazon, which I thought was a good deal. I then proceeded to play with them for about an hour and half or longer before finally working on my own nails.

Please excuse the bad quality. My nails were wet and I didn't want to mess them up looking for my camera. But, yeah, here's my plates on the table along with my base coat, four bottles of China Glaze, and used cotton rounds in a plastic bag on the ground.

Finally, I decided to used one of my favorite colors, China Glaze For Audrey. Which, I have to say, I'm concerned for this color. Last time I was at Sally's, I didn't see a spot for this color anymore in their China Glaze display. I'm gonna have to check Cosmo Prof asap and get another bottle, just in case. The top is China Glaze Jitterbug, from their vintage vixen collection. I then top coated it with Seche Vite.

Yeah, the picture is bad and you can't hardly see the image. Its one of the issues that I'm having, actually. Its almost like my images aren't as noticeable as I would like. Maybe I'm still having issues with color choices, I don't really know. I think I just need to do more research on using these plates. Anyone out there have some suggestions or links to blogs that focus on Konad and other nail stamping plates that I might have missed?

Believe me, it will be greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Having stamping woe's is pretty normal. First of all, not all nail polishes are created equal. They make something called "special polish" for nail stamping. Those of us who have been around for a long while have figured out that the special polish works, but alot of other colors do to thanks to trial an error. Second, practice makes perfect. I highly suggest flipping thru some of my posts. I will not use a konad scraper. It damages the plates and just makes a mess. A razor is your best friend. If you have questions about stamping feel welcome to email me or ask on my blog. I have no problems helping you out.