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Hello lovelies,

 

I hope you fancy some stamping because I've got a set of Winstonia Second Generation stamping plates to show you. I've done one stamping manicure for today's post but I will feature more in the future ;)

 

Winstonia 2nd Generation Stamping Plate Set features 160 images on 22 plates. There is a good mix of patterns, seasonal/holiday images and some themed plates like 'Holland plate', 'cowboy plate', 'disco plate' and more. Each plate comes with blue protective foil so I've had to spend some time removing them (I like to use tweezers rather than my nails ;)

 

Winstonia Stamping Set & Stamping Nail Art - Review and Manicure
Winstonia Stamping Set & Stamping Nail Art - Review and Manicure
Winstonia Stamping Set & Stamping Nail Art - Review and Manicure
Winstonia Stamping Set & Stamping Nail Art - Review and Manicure

 


I love stamping and painting patterns so naturally I've reached for W201 plate with triangular pattern and created a skitlette mani. If you like skittlette mani's then check Chit Chat Nails, Marta is the queen of skitletts ;)

 

For this design I have used OPI Live. Love. Carnaval, Winstonia plate W201, OPI Liquid Sand Honey Ryder and Born Pretty Store Studs (don't forget about the LUHH10 10% discount code).

 

I've had few air bubbles in the design so I have filled in any empty bits with black acrylic paint. Thankfully this design was easy to correct :)

 

Winstonia Stamping Set & Stamping Nail Art - Review and Manicure
Winstonia Stamping Set & Stamping Nail Art - Review and Manicure
Winstonia Stamping Set & Stamping Nail Art - Review and Manicure
Winstonia Stamping Set & Stamping Nail Art - Review and Manicure

 


So far I'm pleased with the Winstonia set of stamping plates as I find them well-etched (I didn't have any bad plate in my set) and they are working just fine for me. Sometimes I get bubbles or empty spaces in designs but that is always because of the way I apply nail polish on the plate.

 

I don't think I've ever mentioned it before but I've been using Winstonia squishy stamper for a long time now and it's the best I've tried so far! I already purchased refills as well. I've been using Konad stamper before which is made of quite hard rubber and I found it impossible to stamp whole-nail images and stamp from edge to edge. That put me off of stamping for a while until I've tried Winstonia squishy stamper and I'm never going back!

 

If you'd like to get your hands on the Winstonia stamping tools, visit their e-shop.

 

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Why you ask? Because it took so incredibly long that I didn't even finish all nails!

It all started with me drawing this pattern on a piece of paper few months ago. I don't remember if I saw it somewhere but I'm sure it must have been done before. I finally decided to do this mani and this is the result:

Cool Geometric Pattern Nail Art I won't do again!
Cool Geometric Pattern Nail Art I won't do again!
Cool Geometric Pattern Nail Art I won't do again!
Cool Geometric Pattern Nail Art I won't do again!

 


I have started with a subtle gradient using OPI Toucan Do It If You Try and Red Hot Rio from the Brazil collection.Then I've painted white lines forming triangular patterns (tutorial here, stop at step 3) using OPI Alpine Snow. Then it was time to paint the inner black lines highlighting the triangles. I've used black acrylic paint but it took so long that I've decided to do only three nails.

 

I must say I actually really liked the result and the combination of two types on design. I wore the nails for three days and it pained me so much to take them off :(

 

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