Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wedding Weekly: Veil (Nail Challenge Week 2) AND My First Stamping Attempt!

Here it is! My very first attempt at stamping :) I was pretty pleased! It was super easy. The design didn't fully transfer on a couple nails, but not too bad for my first try.

I used a *really* old L'Oreal Sheer Beige and NYC French Tip White.

I used 3 coats of Sheer Beige.  It has a nice subtle shimmer that is more visible wet than dry, but you can see it a bit in this photo.  In most light it just looks like a creme, though.

This was my very first nail.  The complete design didn't transfer, but this was just about the placement I was going for.  I wanted this little starbursts to represent the beading I had on the edge of my veil so I wanted to stamp them on the edge/corner of my nail.

But, on my second stamp my placement was way off, so the design became random :/  I still like it, though.  After I took these photos, I added a clear top coat and it looks even better.

I don't have a lot of photos with my veil on, but I love this one.  Me with my four little sisters :)

In his photo you can see the beading detail on the edges a little.  Thats what I was going for with this mani.  The little starbursts were supposed to be the beads on the edge, but since this was my first stamping attempt, my placement was not the greatest. 

I hope you are enjoying these Wedding Weekly Challenges created by Pink by Stephanie!  I know I am!  It is fun to share more personal photos with you. You can still join in!

Check out what Pink By Stephanie did this week for this challenge.

- Link to your blog all the participants
- Be creative (You can use any technique) 
- Post the image of inspiration for all of us to see!  
- Share a little story about your day (optional) 
- Most importantly HAVE FUN WITH IT! 


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    1. Thanks! I wanted to keep it simple so it was less likely to be a complete failure :) I can't wait to try out more adventurous looks!

  2. Your first attempt at stamping looks great. I am about to go have my first attempt at stamping... if I can tear myself from reading all the nail blogs! Gland to have found your blog. I look forward to more great mani pics :)

    I enjoyed your wedding photos looked stunning!

    1. Thanks! I just started following you, too :) Can't wait to see how your first time stamping goes! And Orly Fowl Play, wow! I have been wanting that one for a while and your post just made me *need* it even more!

  3. Oh, those old L'Oreal bottles--love them! I wore a L'Oreal on my wedding day. Your maiden stamping voyage looks great!

    P.S. Any chance you'd consider turning off word verification for comments? My eyes go all wonky trying to figure out the words.

    1. Yeah, I have a few really old polishes kickin' around :) I love them, too!

      Sorry! I didn't even realize it was on! It is off now :) I hate those things, too.


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