Hello Nail Artists! Do you recall the first time you saw the black and white manicure of a girl’s face in profile blowing on a dandelion? Freeing the little dandelion florets to flow across the rest of the fingernails? How many of you have been dying to recreate that design ever since? I am beyond excited that I finally got my chance!
I haven’t been involved in stamping all that long, but I bet that manicure will go down in nail art history as one of the most popular of all time. I don’t think I have ever seen so many people clamoring to find out which plate had been used. And we were all a little disappointed to find out that it was partially created with Vivid Lacquer’s VL006, but the girl’s face that made the design so special was hand painted by the very talented Kristin Day at rainysundaynails. Luckily Vivid Lacquer saw the popularity and seized the opportunity to create a plate that includes the girl’s face in two sizes and multiple dandelions.
Basecoat and Topcoat: Nail Tek Foundation II and HK Girl
Polish color: Liquid Sky Lacquer “Are You A Good Witch?”
Stamping plates: Vivid Lacquer VL024 and MoYou London Pro 06XL
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas (2) Black
I am not one to copy a design exactly. I really prefer to put my own spin on it. Since purple and pink are my favorite colors and I thought a thermal would add an interesting twist, I started off by applying 2 coats of Liquid Sky Lacquer’s
“Are You A Good Witch?”. I discovered this brand just recently and I have fallen in love. So far I have purchased several Thermals and a few small size bottles of Glitter Bomb and I have been impressed with everything. This particular thermal is a holo that is dark purple when cold and hot pink when it gets warm. The formula was perfect and fully opaque in 2 coats. I topped it off with a coat of HK Girl
Fast Drying topcoat.
Next I stamped my nails with Vivid Lacquer’s
VL024 plate, shown above, and MoYou London’s
Pro 06XL plate. I pulled out the MoYou plate because I wanted to use a dandelion design with the fluffy head still intact. Vivid Lacquer’s VL006 plate has designs like that and its probably why they aren’t included on this new plate, but I don’t own VL006 (yet!). This was my first time using a Vivid Lacquer plate and it performed flawlessly. I used the larger design of the girl’s profile and got perfect, solid coverage and all the little details in the dandelion florets reproduced exactly.
I finished it off with one more coat of HK Girl once the stamping had some time to dry.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this design. I am thrilled with the way the dandelions turned out and I am very much looking forward to creating manicures with the bubbles and the butterflies included on this plate!
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway if you haven’t done so already! I’ll see you at the next post.