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Nails: Inadvertent Brocade

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Isn’t life interesting? I find that even when you don’t plan things, something good happens. I am quite the planning freak, so I do freak out when events cause sudden changes in my schedule. I’m trying to improve though, as this is not a really healthy reaction to life.

It’s kind of what happened to my most recent mani. I merely wanted to test drive my new Konad nail stamping set (won it from Geek Girl Manila!) and it turned out to be better than I expected! I’ll make a formal review of the stamping set soon, but I wanted to show you my first-ish attempt at nail stamping.

As base I used Dazzle Dry Morning Dew. Let me show you this color, which I just swatched recently.


For stamping, I used OMG Gold Digger. As I mentioned in my swatch post, this is one of the thickest formulas I encountered so far, which led me to decide on using this as the stamping polish. It took several tries, but I finally got the hang of the stamping process. Here’s how it turned out, after applying top coat.


Not that bad eh? I thought it looked very much like green brocade, like this.

Image credits: Everything Indian Etsy Shop

I love how things turn out for the best. My practice stamping created a brocade-like pattern and color that I didn’t really plan on. Here are some more shots of the nails.

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8 Responses to "Nails: Inadvertent Brocade"

Great job! Stamping can be tricky at first but it is so fun and easy when you get used to it and have the right tools. I love gold digger f

Oops… I was saying I love gold digger for stamping too. Do you have a squishy stamper head? Or the hard pink one?

Gold digger is surprisingly really good for stamping! I have the Konad double ended one, so I may have both? 😛 I’ll do a review of the stamping kit soon!

Looks great! I’m hopeless at doing my nails so I really admire it when people take the time to do it.

I’m enjoying it! I see it as an avenue for expressing myself. I do wish I had all the time in the world to explore more nail art! I too was hopeless at first but I really enjoyed it and eventually became better. You can too!

I love them ❤

Green is my fav colour!

Thank you! We have the same favorite!

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