Monday, November 28, 2011

A Gradient Leopard.. (my 1st!)

I've had this Konad Stamping kit for a while.  Back in the summer I attempted to stamp and it was a total mess.  Since then, I've kinda pushed my stamping kit to the back of my helmer assuming I'd just never "get it."  I came across a beautiful Gradient Leopard Manicure on Rebecca Likes Nails the other day.  Rebecca posted an awesome tutorial, so I decided to give it a go one more time...

Here's what I used:
One Coat of Essie First Base Basecoat
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Bubblegum Pink
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blue Me Away!
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Deep Purple
Konad's Black Polish for stamping
Konad Plate M-57
OPI RapiDry TopCoat

Here's the first coat of Bubblegum Pink:
I sponged on Blue Me Away (just on 3/4 of nail):
After that dried, I sponged Deep Purple on the tips:
After all three colors were completely dry, I stamped on m-57:

Not too bad if I do say so myself.  I should have waited a little longer to apply the top coat as the black smeared a bit.  Maybe I'll order more plates and practice stamping.  This was fun :)


  1. this looks amaaaaaaaazing! :)
    love leopard print :)

  2. I love this. I've never tried sponging and I've never had a successful animal print manicure but seeing this makes me want to try again :-)

  3. Nice! You make it look so easy. I also have the Konad stamping kit and it is also put in a drawer somewhere. I don't know if I have this plate but if I do, I want to try this out. Looks great.

  4. Love love lovee animal prints:D

  5. Awesome! I love the color combination you picked!

  6. That pink nail polish is becautiful.The same thing has happen to me about nail stamping only have done it once.I should go back to it.I love your mani it so pretty!

  7. Do you clean your plates between each finger? It always seems like when I try stamping my first nail looks good and the rest don't apply correctly. Just wondering what you do? Thanks!

    1. Hi Stephanie.. I'm not that great at stamping lol, but yes, I do clean the plate after each finger :)


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