Previous Design: OPI No Room for the Blues Zebra Stamp Mani

by - Sunday, February 10, 2013

Time for another oldie! I changed the colour scheme of my blog the other day, and while going through some of my old pics I realized how well this mani matched the new design so I thought I would put it up!

This is a design from Sept 2012. I love the combination of colours here, and this was a mani I got a lot of compliments on!

(Unfortunately since this is an older pic I don't have any other pictures of this mani. I really liked it though, so I may try re-creating something similar in the future.)

So my thoughts on this mani... First off is that I love using Bold Gold for stamping, as it goes on clearly and with good coverage. I would seriously recommend it. Unfortunately, since full-nail Konad stamps aren't large enough to cover my thumb I usually have to do some sneaky small brush work to extend the design to the edges. I've heard the full-nail Bundle Monster designs are larger, so I'll have to get some and give those a try in the future.

I used a matte top coat over my base before stamping, which really helped the gold to shine on top. Love it!! (I also tried this mani with a matte top coat over the whole thing but the effect wasn't nearly as nice.)

Konad Stamp m57

Base is OPI in No Room for the Blues (with Essie Matte About You topcoat)
Stamping is Maybelline in Bold Gold

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