Friday, 22 April 2016

HBP Presents: Dusty Dino's!

Hello nail world! Today I'm super excited to be sharing the nail design I did as part of this months Hobby Polish Bloggers Link Up. I love having a monthly theme as it gives me inspiration to try things a little differently. This months theme was dusty/muted colours, so I came up with the idea of dusty dinosaur's! I used advanced stamping for this manicure using my new Bundle Monster plate 611. I was looking all around to find dinosaur stamping plates and stumbled across my dream dino plate on Bundle Monster, so ordered it all the way from the US. It was worth the wait!

I used a grey polish to stamp the images onto my UberMat, as I thought black or white might be slightly too harsh against the muted colours. This old Grey polish from Barry M was perfect. I used a dotting tool to do eyes on some of the dino's, and then to colour them in in pale/dusty colours. Once I has placed them on my nails I used a matter top coat to finish the look. Really pleased with how these turned out, and was so sad when I had to take them off for a client meeting! I did have a few issues with a little bit of bubbling, which I have learnt from, as I'm rocking another advanced stamping mani now and it's much smoother :)
Below are close ups of a couple of the dino's and a picture of the stamping plate (excuse the reflectiveness, I struggle to get good pictures of stamping plates!). To see the colours I used, and the designs the lovely ladies of the HPB group have done please scroll past the pictures. It's a lovely and talented nail community so I would recommend you check them out!

Colours used: Pink Lemonade - Barry M, Grey - Barry M, Acai Smoothie - Barry M, Wisteria Haze - CND Vinylux, White Horse Street - Nails Inc, Swan Street - Nails Inc, Pro Matte Finish - Rimmel



9 comments:

  1. What a fun manicure with dull colors! Great idea to use those cute dino's!!! I love stamping but need to practice more in advanced one. You did an amazing job!

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  2. Thank you! :) I'd recommend when you press the design down onto your nail, starting from the middle, that's what I didn't do this time so there are some bubbles!

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    1. Thank you! Was the base polish still a bit wet? Or the "decals" a bit wet?

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    2. I usually just let it all dry, as then if I place it a little wrong I can peel it off! But if one of them is a bit wet still better to be the base polish :)

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  3. DINOS!!!! DINOOOOOO!!!!?? This is so adorable!

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    1. DINOS!! Got to love them! Thank you!! :D

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