Monday, October 6, 2014

Extending Your Mani With Stamping!

Good morning, readers! On Thursday, I showed you my version of Watercolor Gradient Nails. I loved that mani so much and didn't want to take it off for the entire weekend! However, I did have tip wear and a couple of minor chips by Saturday (I just can't keep polish on my nails for more than a couple of days without it chipping or peeling off, ever.) so I tried to figure out a way to continue wearing the mani throughout the weekend.

 First things first, I had to touch up the wear on the tips. Thankfully, this technique of watercolor gradient nail art leaves a solid color on the tips so I was able to grab my Milani Mint Crush and do just that. Once it was dry, I took Sinful Colors Black On Black and a stamped this fun design from Bundle Monster BM-402. I think it drew from the southwestern feel of the watercolor and now it reminds me of a tapestry. I sealed it all in with HKGirl Top Coat. 


You can't even tell I touched up the tips once I stamped over it, and I love the new look it gave to the gradient. I'm so glad I was able to wear this through the weekend! What do you think? What are your tips for getting the most time out of your manis? Thanks so much for reading!

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5 comments:

  1. This is just perfect, I loved the gradient before and this makes it even better!

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  2. I love seeing bloggers I love use the stamp I created! I love the pairing of the watercolor gradient and the stamp!

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  3. This stamping image is so cool, love it over that gradient!

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  4. Stamping is wonderful when you want to keep your main going a few more days. Before I got into stamping I would always add a layer or two of glitter to extend the wear and cover my touchups. I loved the colors you used.

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