It’s Sunday so it’s time for an AIS themed stamping mani! This week’s theme was either Canada Day (which is tomorrow) or American Independence Day (which is Thursday).
Since I’m a born and bred American, I went with an Independence Day mani.
I started with NYC French White Tip on all my nails. On my pointer and middle fingers, I taped off stripes with my striping tape and added a coat of Color Club Mamba. On my pinkie, I stamped with Revlon Royal using Salon Express plate SE22. On my thumb and ring finger, I stamped with Royal and Shades of the Season Red using Hollywood Nails plate HN04-A. I originally tried to use their HN07-A plate (which is designed for multicolor stamping by people who don’t normally stamp, and contains a smaller version of the stamp I did use) with the stamping machine that came with the kit, but I was have major issues with it, I’ll have to work on it a little more. (Though I do have to say, the stamper that comes with the kit rocks. It’s a squishy stamper and IDK if I can go back now. I pull it out and use it by itself.)
I was also trying to use the lines pattern from my Claire’s full nail plate on the red nails, but the stripes were too small and I didn’t like the look. Oh well, 3 out of 5 stamped nails is not bad, not bad at all.
So I have quite a few Independence Day looks for you up until Thursday, then we’ll see. I do have a surprise on Saturday though.