Nail Art Stamping is one fast way of getting an intricately designed mani-pedi but honestly, it's not as easy as the instagram videos show.
Here's a list of things to be prepared with if you want to do it yourself:
If you don't like seeing nail paints all over your table, make sure to have a placemat or at least scratch paper before you start. Personally, I prefer scratch papers because you can simply crumple it with the rest of the cotton balls you used and throw it out.
Choose rubber stamps that are transparent and aren't too curvey. It's easier to work with specially if you want to layer the same design but with different colors.
3. Nail Paints
There are stamping polishes available but using pigmented drugstore polishes can also get the job done. Acrylic paint also works but it may slide a bit when you stamp it.
Place a little polish on one end then swipe it to spread on the design plate.
Swiping lightly will leave nail polishes on places it shouldn't which the rubber stamp may pick - up and ruin the design. Swiping heavily, however, will leave very little product and the design wont transfer.
5. Dry Base
Don't get too excited. Make sure that the base color of your nails is completely dry for obvious reasons. It'll smudge when the rubber stamp touches it.
6. Protect your cuticles
Put on some liquid palisade, vaseline or glue around the cuticles before stamping for faster and easier clean up.
7. Clean the Stamping Plates
Clean the plate before you go for second stamping even if you're using the same.color. Otherwise, the design may not be able transfer properly on the rubber.
8. Do it fast
Swipe, pick - up and stamp it fast. There's only a thin layer of polish in the stamping plate which will dry out quickly.
Stamping almost like a pro took me half a day to learn and perfect but after that, it becomes addicting. Who would want to go out with plain nails if you can have it looking professionally made in a few minutes.