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

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

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

  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.