This is actually my first attempt at veil nails, before I did any of the others! I wanted to see if it would work with a magnetic nail polish and while it looks cool, it doesn’t have that veil look.
If you recall when I did my tiger stripe manicure awhile back, I had been inspired by kombucha_witch_ on instagram after failing to recreate a manicure of hers. I asked around and no one has heard of how I do this technique and Erika Elswick (from Forty Winks Jewelry) came up with the term distressed stamping. Keep reading to the end for a short lesson on how I created this mani!
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Fauna, 3 coats plus matte top coat. This was more sheer than I expected but it’s still gorgeous!
China Glaze Let’s Jam [wow, so runny!!]
Polish ‘M Motivate, 3 coats plus matte top coat. Great formula! [Gift from maker]
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
I jammed my finger playing at the park with my kids on Sunday so there went my swatching plans yesterday. <_< Of course I had all these plans to get a bunch of polishes swatched and that jammed those all up. 😛
Anyway, you’ll be getting nail art posts for the rest of the week, I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 I applied a coat of Let’s Jam to my nails and let dry. Then I applied another coat and applied the other two polishes to the nail before swirling around with a brush.
Sally Hansen Rosy Quartz [press sample, previously swatched], 3 coats
Julie G Beauty Bikini [press sample, previously swatched]
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Bee’s Knees Lacquer All the Dinosaurs Fear the T-Rex, 3 coats plus matte top coat
Oh my gosh you all. I am so over summer vacation and it just started. >.< And I just realized that it’s June and my scheduled posts ran out at the end of May. So ummm I actually need to do some swatching and scheduling. haha!
Bee’s Knees Lacquer The Fool, 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was so great! I could have done 2, I don’t think the third was necessary.
Sometimes I just do a simple manicure – but with all the beautiful magnetic polishes coming out (oops, just bought 3 more BKL magnetic polishes!), I guess there really is no such thing as a simple mani. 😀
Bee’s Knees Lacquer The World, 3 coats plus top coat
Sinful Colors 2295 Purpunk Transforming Top Coat
B Squared Lacquer Kandi
OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops, 3 coats plus matte top coat
OPI Alpine Snow, 1 coat (under the marbled nails)
I asked on my Facebook page and instagram which of a dozen manis you, my lovely dear readers, wanted to see and the overwhelming vote was for this mani! (Pssst, please go tell me which mani to show you next!) Continue reading
Bee’s Knees Lacquer The Magician, 3 coats plus top coat
L.A. Colors Jelly Sheer Kiss, 2 coats
China Glaze Papa Don’t Peach, 3 coats plus top coat
Sorry not sorry if you’re sick of my magnetic manis at this point. 😀 For this mani, I’ve used a stamp head to create the marble look (check this tutorial if you need help). I hit the polish with the magnet while it was still on the stamp head and again after top coat.