Sunday, March 20, 2016

HPB Presents: Spring Manis!

*Purchased by Me*
*Won in Giveaway*

Hey there! Guess what? It's officially Spring! Well, according to the snowed here yesterday. Get out of here, Old Man Winter! 

I have something a bit different today. I've recently joined Hobby Polish Bloggers, and we are posting about Spring manis at the moment! 

I tried something a bit different for this mani, and tested out two techniques that I haven't tried before- Double stamping and decal making. I recently won an Uber Chic Mat from Manna of Manna's Manis, and I wanted to play with it! 

For the base of this design, I started with two coats of Wet n' Wild's A Latte Love, a light brown from last year's spring collection. After that dried, I chose two designs from Cici & Sisi 12, from the pink set of plates: Some swirls, and some daisies! I stamped the swirls first, using Konad white polish, and stamped the daisies second, using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pink. My stamping came out a bit patchy and wonky, but I'm still pretty happy with how it came out! After applying topcoat to the decals and having them dry, I peeled them from the mat and stuck them on my nails, on top of a layer of tacky basecoat. I trimmed them and cleaned up the edges, applied another layer of topcoat, and was left with this final result! 

The white isn't too apparent, but I do like the subtlety to it. I can't wait to practice more with double stamping and decal making! 

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time!


  1. Gorgeous mani! I've yet to try either double stamping or making decals - I think I need a mat! x

  2. Always liked the double stamping technique but never got a chance to try it myself. You inspire me with that white on a milky base look!<3