I was quite excited to see “Christmassy” stamping images on my new Pueen stamping plates and just knew I had to do a mani incorporating them!
For this mani I decided to lay down a base of red. I painted my usual base coat before I started to protect my natural nails, especially since I know this red stains. I painted two coats of Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby on all my nails. I top coated my nails with Seche Vite and once they were dry i started stamping. The first couple of times I stamped it was really easy for me, but now that I have kickass plates and polishes I know work, I’m struggling a bit. I need more practice! On my ring finger I used Tip Top Armour Plate and PUEEN42 to stamp the Christmas ball. Does this photo look upside down to you? It is. I stamped the ball upside down by mistake, so turned the photo so it looked the right way up 😛 On my middle finger I stamped with essence white stampy polish and PUEEN36 to stamp the snow flakes. On my index finger I stamped with Tip Top Gold Digger and PUEEN45 to stamp the garland.
Even though this mani didn’t turn out badly, I wasn’t in love with it and was quite happy to take it off. I think I set the Christmas mani bar high (for myself) with my Christmas tree nails and for me this mani just didn’t make that standard.
Onwards and upwards! What do you think of this mani?