Get ready for it cause today I'm changing up the game ;) No really seriously I am! For the first time in forever not counting dotticures I'm throwing some freehand into my stamping. Freehand embellishments anyway in the form of gel polish. That's right everything is about to get all crazy up in this place. I'm taking my new Moyra plates out for a spin so let's do this thing!
These nails were actually inspired by a nail artist named Norka. I highly suggest you check her out she is one of the premier nail artists for Moyra and her artwork is phenomenal. If you haven't heard of the Moyra stamping plates yet you can read my review about them here. Since I have been exposed to Norka's brand of pretty I have been wanting to mix it up for ages. I also want to give a some credit to Kim Baker of Ten Little Canvases. She is a gel polish enthusiast that does a ton of 3D work along with stamping. I love her works and she's the one who ultimately inspired me to take a leap and add some gel into my nail work.
These are so different from anything I've done to date! I have to apologize that the 3D accents aren't as delicate or perfect as I pictured them. I think that it will come with time and more practice with the brush. Ultimately I want to be able to swirl like Norka or Kim, but for a first attempt I think they came out ok :)
Basecoat/Topcoat: Duri Rejuvacote / Poshe Fast Drying Topcoat
Accent: IMN Northern Lights in Gold
Base color: China Glaze Life Is Rosy
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas White (1)
Stamping plate: Moyra Damask Drapery
Stamper: AliExpress Candy Replacement Pad (pink)
3D gel: Mosiac Gel Paint in Snow White (available here)
Lamp: IBD 36 Watt UV Lamp
Nail Vinyls in Round/French Tip
Messy Mansion Nail Template from Basic Accessories Kit 2.0
2mm gold studs from Amazon (Pueen)
See it really is 3D! I didn't topcoat it and I've been running around all day like mad and its lasted and lasted. I can see why gel girls are so into their gels now. Still there is no way I could stand having the same nail art on for a super prolonged period.
The detailing definitely isn't perfect, but for a first time I really am pleased. I guess all that careful decal making has paid itself off somewhat ;) I will say though I think the brush makes all the difference. Right now I don't feel I have the proper brushes needed to truly make fine lines and details. I have ordered several now that I've realized this so I'll see if things pan out a bit better with these brushes.