MANI MONDAY: Vintage Wallpaper Stamping Nail Art

by - February 26, 2018

Recently I was looking through my polish collection and Ipicked up my Essie Shine Of The Times polish, which I rarely reach for because of its long-since-discontinued status, but I decided to use it and I did a mani that I loved so much that I had to do another one that was different but also the same. I decided to do a nail art post to feature them because they're both super easy and super impactful - and I'm calling them Vintage Wallpaper Nails, because why not?

Keep reading to see the nail looks and how I got them.

This was the first mani I did and I was in the mood for something that was outside of what I'd  been doing recently, so I started with a base of Avon Nail Wear Pro + in Divine Lime. After two coats of that, I added a coat of Essie Shine Of The Times, which shifted very green to orange over the lime green base. Finally, I stamped this overlapping circle pattern from the Pandox Store AP-13 stamping plate using a Born Pretty Store clear stamper and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Back To Black. I finished the mani with a generous coat of Seche Vive Top Coat.

When it was time to redo my nails thanks to some serious tip wear, I had this strong idea of doing a sort of regal purple and gold look. I started with a metallic purple Hard Candy polish from one of their holiday sets. Next, I went in again with Essie Shine Of The Times, which pulled a lot more of an orange to pink shift over the purple. Finally, I added the quatrefoil stamping image from the same Pandox Store AP-13 stamping plate as the first mani using my clear Born Pretty Store stamper and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Go For Gold. And, of course, I finished with a generous coat of Seche Vive. I seriously got a ton of compliments on this mani!

I've actually had this stamping plate in my collection for several months, but this is the first time I've used it and I'm kind of in love. It's a small plate, but the images are large enough for full coverage on my nails, and I really had no problem with picking up the image and getting a smooth result. You can pick it up here if you're interested!

I have to say, I really do have a clear favorite of these two mani's and it's definitely the purple and gold one. It was downright distracting and while I was wearing it, I found myself looking down at my nails more than any human should. It was super easy and came together quite quickly, but it had a lot of impact and I'm a little bit swoony and in love with it!

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments on my including more nail art content here on the blog! And if you're interested in seeing more of what I put on my hands, head over to my Instagram where I post most of my manicures!

Thanks for reading!

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