One of my goals for 2016 was to do more art. I have been especially intrigued with stamping, because I am generally pretty awful at it. When I got the Vapid Summer Shimmers a while back, I knew I needed to pair them with a neon. It worked out wonderfully that I
am lazy and hadn't put anything away spotted an OPNL on my desk that was just what I was looking for.
(promotional samples ahead)
Vapid Lacquer Catamaran
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Racqueteering
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Born Pretty Store Plate BP-L002
and you know me...no neon is complete without a visit to the black light.
I am really stoked with how this turned out. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the OPNL stamped, even for a novice like me. I was using a clear jelly stamper from MoYou, and it behaves like a completely different beast from my marshmallow stamper. But I dig being able to see what I'm doing. Practice is definitely in order, but I am fairly happy.
Do you have much experience with the clear jelly stampers? I would love to read some tips!
What a cool mani! I love the colour combo and the glow effect is well done.ReplyDelete
This is seriously awesome. Loving the UV effect, too!ReplyDelete
The black light shot looks super cool!ReplyDelete
Only advice I have for the clear stamper is, if you haven't already, wash it in some dish soap. In fact, that seems to help all stampers for me.
realllly? Dish soap, you say?Delete
It's the first thing I do when I get a new stamper. Like, put some dish soap directly on the stamper and clean it, rinse it off well, I usually do it twice to be sure. It was a 'miracle cure' for me.Delete
Look at you....nail art'ing! WOO HOO! :) I love that black light shot. My clear jelly stamper didn't need any priming...sorry, i can't be of any help.ReplyDelete
Oh I love how it glows in the dark! Also, have to agree with washing the clear stamping with dish soap. It's the only thing that helped me pick up images but the clear is definitely harder to useReplyDelete
Loving it in the black light. I cheated and primed mine once with nail polish remover (not 100% acetone but contains acetone). I tried it on the edge first to make sure it didn't cloud and it worked much better.ReplyDelete
Clear jelly stampers seem to be fussier about rolling to pick up and the type of polish used though
Loving the color combo!ReplyDelete
You take silly combinations and make them work. You are a polish witch! ;)ReplyDelete
I love it when you do nail art! This is unexpected color combo and it's awesome!ReplyDelete
I love this mani!!! The glowing in the dark stamping is genius! I will certainly have to do this come Halloween!ReplyDelete
Love your glow in the dark shot. Beautiful ♡ReplyDelete
What an awesomely funky combo - love it under black light!!!ReplyDelete
I have Catamaran and all the BPL plates coming....Eeek. As for clear stampers, I find mine work better if I roll instead of pressing straight down. #neonmaniareeverythingReplyDelete
Love the color combo you chose! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
OMG!!! Gorgeous both ways!ReplyDelete
This is so cool I can't even handle it. Awesome job!ReplyDelete
This is really awesome! Great job!ReplyDelete
This is awesome!! I love the glow in the dark stamping!!ReplyDelete
So dope under the UV light <3ReplyDelete