NAIL ART: Wavy Speckled Abstract Stamping Nails

by - January 31, 2022

It has really been no secret that I've been struggling with motivation and inspiration lately, but as soon as I saw the stamping plate that I used for today's mani I absolutely couldn't wait to get it on my nails. It arrived last week and I finally got to sit down and use it over the weekend. I have to say... I feel like this might have been just the mani to pull me out of my slump and now I'm brimming with ideas of things I want to try - so February should be a fun nail art month. 

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Dam Nail Polish's Opal** is a polish I've had my eye on for absolute ages and very, very kindly sent me over a bottle recently and I just know that it's going to end up being one I reach for a lot as a base for nail art. A part of Dam's Gemstone collection and inspired by October's birthstone - Opal, obviously - this polish ends up being a really, really gorgeous silvery white holo with some really stunning scattered flakes in it. The formula is gorgeous, more full and jelly-like than a lot of holo polishes, and for this mani I only needed two coats for the opacity I was looking for. 

As I said, this polish was gifted to me by and she does still have it in stock, so if you're interested I would highly definitely recommend grabbing it. I am an affiliate with NailStuff, so if you've never shopped there before you can feel free to use code TRYSH for 10% off your first order!

I don't know what it is about this image from the Whats Up Nails B069 Texture Therapy Stamping Plate, but as soon as I saw it in photos I wanted it on my nails. I feel like this is actually a really interesting image that could be more versatile than it appears. For this mani, though, I wanted to keep it really simple with some marbled stamping. For my stamping polishes, I decided to go with a smoky blue and a really rich aubergine because I felt like they would pair well without getting muddy. I applied a few dots of each colour sort of randomly over the image and then blended it with a couple of really, really light pressure swipes of my scraper before actually scraping for the pick up. As is my tendency, I alternated the direction that I applied the image to get some more interest to the overall mani.

Once I was happy with my stamping, I sealed it in with a layer of nail art top coat and then finished with a generous layer of quick dry glossy top coat and voila!

All Products Used
Dam Nail Polish - Opal**
Maniology - Viper
Maniology - Winter's Kiss
Apipila Smudge Free Top Coat
Vibrant Vinyls Fast & Hard Quick Dry Top Coat
Pueen Latex Tape Liquid Peel Off Cuticle Guard
Whats Up Nails B069 Texture Therapy Stamping Plate
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper

I swear, there's just something about this stamping image that I'm sort of in love with and I want to keep playing around with it and try out some different things. This plate is fairly new, I believe it was released last month, and it has some really great images that I suspect I'm really going to have fun with, so keep an eye out!

Be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK today to check out more blue & purple themed nails for this week's #CBBxManiMonday!


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