Nail Stamping - The latest trend in Nail Art
Nail Stamping using nail polish and nail stampers is the latest trend in creating great looking nails.
So what is Nail Stamping?
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Nail Stamping is a new DIY way to create fun designs on your nails right in your own home. The process is EASY and anyone can do it which in turn will save you lots of money from having to have your nails professionally done.
Nail Stamp Kits include an Image Plate that has several images you can use on your nails. There are thousands of image plates available with every image you can imagine - including Letters and Numbers.
Also included is a Stamper for transferring the image to your nails and a Scraper which is used to remove excess Nail Polish before transferring the design onto the stamper.
Some kits will come with Nail Polish, but you can use pretty much any Nail Polish you have on hand. There is nail polish out there that is made specifically for Nail Stamping such as Konad's Special Polish. The Special Polish is just a bit thicker which is said to work better for the stamping process. If you have some older polishes that have thickened up a bit don't throw them away because they will be great for Nail Stamping !!
Nail Stamping simply takes the design from the plate, picks it up and allows you to stamp it right onto your nails. That is it in a nut shell. The end result gives you nails that look as though you had them professionally done - best part is you did them yourself and saved lots of money !!!
Nail Stamp Kits
this is a very small selection of what is available
|Konad Set Starter Kit for Stamping Nail Art|
Introducing Konad Stamping Nail Art C Set for Professional Nail Designers Package Includes: * 2 Image Plates (M2, M3) * 3 Special Polishes (5 mL / 0.175 Fl.Oz) RED, WHITE, ...
|NEW 2012 MASH Set of 25 Nail Art Nailart Polish Stamp Stamping Manicure Image Plates ...|
BRAND NEW MASH IMAGE PLATES!! DON'T BUY CHEAP IMITATIONS, GET YOUR OFFICIAL MASH PLATES ONLY FROM MASH Designed and created by the nail art experts at MASH, is this new set of ...
|Konad Nail Art Stamping Starter Kit - B Set|
Konad Stamping Nail Art Starter Kit includes: 4 Image Plates giving 28 different designs (Plates M5, M8, M15, M21). 3 Special Nail Polishes (Red, White, Green). Stamper. ...
|Konad Stamping Nail Art Image Plate - M13|
Konad Stamping Nail Art Image Plate - M13
|Konad French Manicure Stamping Nail Art Kit|
Get the perfect French manicure with French Manicure Stamping Nail Art Kit. Contains: 3 Image Plates (45, 62 & 19) corrector pen, stamper, scraper, white and black pearl ...
|Set of 25 Nail ART Image Stamp Plates Polish Stamping Mixed Designs Set Kit|
Brand new, Premium Quality Each plate contains about 6 to 8 designs Plates are made of stainless steel and have high polish finish. Each plate dimension is approximately ...
What you need to get started Nail Stamping
You can find the Nail Stamp Kits online as well as your local stores such as Drug Stores, Walmart, Target, Ulta etc.. There are many companies that make the Nail Stamp Kits, but some of the most popular ones are:
- Bundle Monster
What you need to have on hand to do your Nail Stamp Art:
- Nail Stamp Image Plate
- Nail Stamper
- Nail Plate Scraper (I have seen some people use Old Credit Cards for this too)
- Base Coat Nail Polish
- Top Coat Nail Polish
- 2 Nail Polish Colors - one for base coat color and other for stamp color
- Nail Polish Remover
- Paper Towels to cover working area
Nail Stamp process:
- Polish nails with a clear base coat
- Polish nails with a colored base coat
- Apply 2nd nail color to image plate
- Scrap excess nail polish using scraper from image plate
- Grab image with stamper
- Roll stamper image onto nails
- Apply top coat
That is it !!! Anyone can do this !!!
Have you heard of Nail Stamping?
Here is a great Tutorial showing you the Nail Stamping Process
using the Konad Nail Stamps
To the left is a photo after I used the Nail Stamps for the 1st time. I do not think they came out too bad, but I will definitely get better as I use them more. I chose a Deep Purple Nail Polish (purple is my favorite color) and did a simple flower stamp on each nail using a White Polish. I moved the Flower Stamp around and offset some because I did not want them all matchy matchy.
They I added a nice sparkle using a Purple and Turquoise Sparkle Nail Polish I had - then just topped that with my Clear Top Coat and I was good to go. I will post more pics when I do more with this. It was fun and easy.
Nail Stamping take 2: I tried it again for the second time and I got a little bit better at it. The second time I used a Hot Pink Polish and I also used the Konad Nail Stamping Art Polish in white to see if there was a difference. YES there was a big difference - the Konad nail polish was much thicker and my nail stamp design showed up a lot better.
Bet my third time will be perfect !!!