I have some bright nail art to share with out tonight. Winter can be dreary but that doesn't mean you can't have fun and color nails! I paired some super bright shimmery cremes from Pipe Dream Polish with some cute single flower stamps. I received a floral stamping plate from Born Pretty Store for review and fell in love with all of the cute designs. I was excited that there were plenty of open spaces in these floral designs to allow for some advanced stamping. I typically do my advanced stamping straight on the stamper without using a clear coat to make a decal. But I decided to give my UberMat a try at making decals.
I painted a patch of clear coat onto the silicone mat and waited for it to dry completely. Then I used Cult Nails 'Nevermore' to stamp the two single flowers from Born Pretty Store 'Chic Flower' plate onto the dried clear coat. I then filled in the open spaces with colored nail polish and a small dotting tool. Once everything was completely dry, I gently peeled the clear coat with the stamp away from the mat and trimmed away the excess clear coat. I placed the decals with the stamp side down onto a slightly tacky base of Cult Nails 'Tempest'. Once I made sure the decal was all smoothed out, I topped with with a thick coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
Let's talk about the colors used in this mani. They are all from the Pipe Dream Polish Street Carnival Collection which is sadly not available anymore. All of them are supper creamy with a slight hint of shimmer. The purple is 'Harlequin', the pink is 'Masquerader' and the green in 'Tabanca'. I used these three colors in the flower decals as well. The black polish I used was not opaque enough for my liking. You can still see the colored polishes through the black. In real life, it was not noticeable but under my bright lights it was.
This stamping plate is available from Born Pretty Store for only $5.99. I have been very happy with the stamping plates I have gotten from BPS. They are very nice quality and always stamp well. If you want to try them out for yourself, be sure to use my discount code for 10% off your entire order: AVAW10
- Amy McG aka McPolish
*stamping plate provided for honest review, everything else was purchased by me*