Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ciaté Fade to Greige and Pink Plaid

Hi guys!  More stripes, yay!  Today I did some stamping, and this kind of stamping is SO hard for me.  I hate to use stamps that require me to line things up perfectly because I make myself crazy with them.  I much prefer the more organic patterns.  Anyway, I decided to give it a shot.

The base for this mani is two coats of Ciaté Fade to Greige.  The stamping is done with China Glaze Split Perso-nail-ity and the MASH-39 plate.

Doing a pattern like this took a bit more of a learning curve because of using my new XL stamper... I discovered that if I press too hard with the stamper I will distort my pattern.  Hence the nails that have some wave or curve to the lines.  Oops!  Oh well, now I know for next time.

Don't forget to go have a look at what kind of stripes The Crumpet and Manicurity came up with today!  Kerrie from PishPosh, and Polish also popped in with some stripes!


  1. I like these two colors together! I had the same issues with the XL stamper, I guess the learning curve is because it is kinda squishy? I love the thing but still haven't mastered the art of using it lol.

    1. Yes it is definitely from the squishy-ness! Try using a lighter hand, it really helped me.

  2. I like that the stamp isn't laser perfect, it looks more handpainted and less factory stamped. Too perfect and they look like those nail strips which aren't nearly as cute as a real handpainted design anyway. The polish you used worked well for your stamping.

  3. So great! I can't stamp at all so yours look fab to me lol!


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