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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Nail stamping essentials..




Hi guys, welcome to my blog..

This dreary weather has gotten real old, you know that kind of wet sludge that you just sink in? It's everywhere :( so I'm wishing it was summer but alas it isn't. So this weekend I stayed home and did some writing and planning boring right? Also I was sorting through my stamping bits and thought bingo I'm going to write about my favourite stamping supplies from plates to stampers and everything in between. So let's get into it. I imagine it will be a long one.

So as your probably aware stamping isn't just about having every plate possible, it requires practice. With practice it can become a fun way of creating amazing nail art. When I first started stamping I bought a konad set and was hooked. Since then I have tried a few different brands and have found many I love. I'm going to share with you my favourite items I reach for most when I'm stamping. As you progress then branch out because there are some amazing plate makers out there. Lets get into what I use.

Stampers-



Any nail stamping lover will tell you a good stamper is literally the make or break of stamping. I've tried a few, sold a few, lost a few, love a few and hate a lot. 


These are my most used. The black and red xl squishy is amazing it's firmer than my other ones which I love for more intricate designs. I bought it on eBay from China for 99p. It's honestly a little legend. Once primed it's perfect pick up every time. Then my trusted moyou London stampers, i favor both the marshmallow non sticky and the rectangular sticky. Both pick up flawless. Then the creative shop stamper, another favourite because of its amazing pick up. I'm a bit unfaithful when it comes to stampers because I love them for different reasons, so I tend to go back and forth between these 4.

Stamping polishes-



I don't keep stamping polishes for long because I find they get gloopy, so I destash often. These are the ones I have at the moment. Various brands such as el-corazon ,  mundo de unas, models own chrome polishes and moyou  London . I just bought the moyou polishes because I'm almost out of el-corazon black. The el-corazon stamping polishes are my favourite. Super opaque and easy to pick up. Mundo de unas is also a firm favorite of mine. I don't have many but the quality is excellent. The models own chrome collection is amazing for stamping. Really good quality for the price. A definite must for me.

Stamping plates-


Here are all the plates i own. Lots of brands. I'm more a fan of the large plates. So far I have plates by moyou London, uberchic  beauty, bundle  monster, born pretty  store, drk, apipila, moyra and pet'l a (last 4 available here) . I really love them all. Apipila is an amazing brand perfectly etched plate. Another favourite is drk plates. Moyou London is my go to for most plates because they are fabulous. Perfect place for beginners to find everything they need.

Everything else..



First let's discuss scrapers. I have a few but the ones I use are old plastic cards or ones I pinch from the supermarket ;) those gift cards make perfect scrapers. A lint roller is perfect for removing polish from the stamper, i only use this for cleanup. Tape for cleanup around my fingers after stamping. My cleanup brush is a cheap one from eBay and it works a treat. For decal making i use opi topcoat, my uberchicbeauty ubermat and scissors for trimming the decals.

Hope you enjoyed today's post and keep practicing. I'm still learning but stamping is one of my favourite nail art techniques. With so many brands bringing out amazing products it's an exciting time to give it a try.


See you in the next one lovelies xx
Keep sparkling
Love khylie xx 



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