I love floral manicures for the spring and summer seasons, and it’s so easy to make a pretty looking mani with stamping plates, so let’s do this!
Sephora by OPI- White Hot
BMC Nail Lacquer- noir black
Essie- Pretty Edgy
Nicole by OPI- Berry the Hatchet
Ya Qin An- Y015 plate
You’ll notice that Berry the Hatchet and Nellie are very similar colors. I just wanted to have a little difference in the shades of the flowers. Much like in nature, not every bloom looks alike, but if you want to recreate this look, you can stick to the same shade for each flower.
I wanted the floral pattern to stand out, so I started out by painting White Hot on all my nails.
For the floral pattern, I used plate Y015 by Ya Qin An. The brand of the plate wasn’t listed on the packaging, but I saw the name pictured with this plate on the Born Pretty Store website. A review of the plate will be coming soon.
Because I wanted to color in the different elements of the image, I used the reverse stamping technique where you transfer the image onto the stamper and then paint the colors onto the stamper before transferring the image to your nails. The technique itself is very simple, but it’s a very time consuming process and requires a lot of patience. I like using dotting tools to color in the sections because dotting tools are easier to clean than brushes, but you can use whatever works best for you. If you don’t have dotting tools or brushes, I’m sure a toothpick would work just as well. Just be careful to not touch any of the stamped lines directly or else you will end up lifting part of the original image.
Repeat this process for each nail, and you’re all set! The result looks gorgeous, and I’ve been getting so many compliments about this design. Good luck, and happy stamping!