Floral Stamped Nails with Glitter & Foil
I’m so in love with my nails today! I sat down to do my weekly mani last night and decided to combine a few of my favorite mediums… stamping, foil, and glitter! I just ordered some chunky round glitters from Nail Labo, and the colors in the Presto L-9 glitter inspired the whole look. The colors in the glitter are teal, a light nude pink, silver, and some holographic accents.
For the two glitter nails I started off with two coats of Pink Gellac Beautiful Black and then I randomly placed glitter pieces onto the tacky layer. I sealed the glitter in with two coats of top coat, making sure to seal all of the edges well to prevent the glitter pieces from lifting.
On the other nails I used Pink Gellac Nude Beige for the base color, to match the neutral glitter pieces. And then I decided to combine stamping and foils for a unique effect. I stamped floral patterns onto my nails using Messy Mansion stamping plate MM20 and Mundo de Unas black stamping polish. After stamping each design, I quickly applied transfer foils to the nail so that the foil stuck to the wet stamping polish. I used a rainbow foil that had green, teal and purple colors in it (from this foil set).
You’ll notice that my middle nail has a black line across the tip. Even though I sealed my stamped designs with two coats of top coat, I still managed to wipe off the design on that tip during clean up. I added a stripe of Beautiful Black across the tip to hide the mistake. I only wish I had thought to foil the stripe before sealing it with top coat. ;)
I can’t wait to play more with this stamping & foil combo, and I think my clients are going to love it!