Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Stamping: St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

This week's theme in Sunday Stamping is quite appropriately a manicure to celebrate the occasion or just create something with an Irish theme. I didn't have anything specific in mind when I started on this manicure, but somehow ended up using everything and the kitchen sink for it. The end result turned out being sweet and subtle and matches my mood perfectly...

I started the manicure with a base of OPI My Vampire is Buff plus a coat of Shimmer Erica. Erica is a beautiful peridot green, gold and holo glitter mix which I thought worked well for a St. Patricks's day color scheme. I was tempted to use it over a green base as I've previously worn it, but thought it might be fun to try it over something different...

I then sandwiched the glitter by applying a coat of OPI Don't Burst My Bubble. The jelly layer somehow made the green glitter stand out more. In other news, I have officially decided to sandwich every glitter with this sweet and sheer OPI because I love it so so much...

Finally it was time for the stamping. The Celtic knot pattern comes from Dashica stamping plate SdP-O and was stamped using Essence A Piece of Forever. It is not quite what I had in mind for the gold color, but I am still in search of the perfect stamping gold for me. For a little bit of luck, I stamped the small four leaf clover from Winstonia plate W105 using Color Club Wild Cactus and accented it with a green rhinestone...

I really like the subtle pattern and the tiny specks of green scattered throughout. Although I hate photos of my shorter nails, I am actually quite enjoying this length in real life....

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. This is really pretty! I love the subtle stamping.

  2. as usual- perfect and sooo beautiful!

  3. My fav gold stamping polish right now is China Glaze Magnetix Gold Fusion. I have found that most of the magnetic polish out there is great for stamping. Gold fusion is a great yellow gold, not brassy. Stamps better on dark colors than light, if you can believe that!

  4. очень красиво! нежно и не перегружено!

  5. Beautiful mani! I love the subtle stamping and the accent nail really stands out wonderfully :)

  6. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments! I'm so glad that you like it :)

    @Tina, I will have to check those out! Thank you for the tips!

    @Elena, bol'shoe spasibo. Ya rada chto tebe nravit'sya :)


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