MERMAID SCALE REVERSE STAMPING NAIL ART

Saturday, January 14, 2017

MERMAID SCALE REVERSE STAMPING NAIL ART 

mermaid scale reverse stamping nail art holographic neon pastel

Howdy readers and happy Saturday! *waves*

Today I have this fun holographic pastel neon mermaid scale reverse stamping nail art to share with you all and my inspiration behind this look was from the talented Angel over at  @twi_star  on Instagram! 

 I came across this look originally on her Youtube page, click here for the video tutorial and she inspired me to take a jab at reverse stamping again. Reverse stamping/decals have been my nemesis in nail art tecniques, can never seem to get them right and always make a big mess. I end up getting frustrated, lose all inspiration and go mope like a baby LOL! For whatever reason, the nail polish god's were on my side tonight and everything worked out for me! I was so flipping excited because I really wanted this look to work out and it did , wahoo! I didn't have the exact same plate as hers so I improvised with what I already had, which turned out pretty awesome!

HOW I GOT THIS LOOK:

I began by painting my nails with 2 thin coats of Color Club's holographic polish in Harp On It, followed with 1 coat of Orly polish in Mirror Ball and sealed with topcoat and left to dry. While my nails were drying, I began working on the decals. Using the Cossette Nail Shop Jumbo Crystal C-Thru stamper, Born Pretty Store black stamping polish and hehe plate 005 I picked up the mermaid image to the stamper. Keeping the image on the stamper I began filling in random mermaid scales with Bio Seaweed Gel Beyond Nail Polishes in Seafoam and Diva with a small nail art detail brush. When filling in the spaces, I used a floating technique so I wouldn't smear the black stamped base. I left some spaces unfilled as I wanted the holo base to show through, yay holo! I allowed that to dry for a few minutes, applied a thin coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu base coat (key in helping the decal stick) and transferred the image onto my nail. I repeated these steps onto 3 more nails and for the middle finger I stamped the mermaid directly onto my nail and filled in with Morgan Taylor colour paint polishes. To seal everything in, I followed with Glisten & Glow's HK Girl Fast Drying topcoat! 

PRODUCTS USED: 

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Orly: Mirror Ball (purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply)
Morgan Taylor - Sunset Yellow Applique (purchased at Cosmo Prof)
Morgan Taylor - Royal Applique (purchased at Cosmo Prof)
Morgan Taylor - Ultramarine Applique (purchased at Cosmo Prof)
Random plate: m13

hehe 005 stamping plate


Here is her original photo:

twi star bitch I'm a mermaid nail art

More of my photos:

mermaid scale reverse stamping nail art holographic neon pastel

mermaid scale reverse stamping nail art holographic neon pastel

mermaid scale reverse stamping nail art holographic neon pastel

mermaid scale reverse stamping nail art holographic neon pastel

I feel what actually changed my reverse stamping technique was to apply a sticky base coat of some sort prior to transferring the image to my nail. Seriously though, that was a huge game changer for me! I love how this came out and hope you do too! <3

Tomorrow I'll be attending a local nail polish meet up and will hopefully be making a post about that. I get so excited to hang out with local fellow polish addicts, we arrange for meet ups every few months, all the girls are awesome company and sometimes we even have brand owners attend! Good company, good conversation over delicious food, you can't go wrong!

Hope to see you back soon =) 

5 comments

  1. Your reverse stamping is SO precise! Bravo! And thanks for the tip about using the sticky base.

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    1. Thank you! This is the first time its actually turned out this well! The sticky base helped so much *raises hands*

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  2. Love it, watermarbles are my nail nemisis but reverse stamping comes a close second so I feel your pain!

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    1. I'm with you on the water marbling, its a rare occurrence that it turns out nicely. I love stamping but have a love/hate with making actual decals. I've found that reverse stamping is much easier, for me at least. The only way to improve anything is by continuous practise, never give up <3

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  3. Oh wow Elena, these are so pretty and soooo very neat! Well done you!! x

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