October 6, 2014

Black and White Peek-A-Boo: Stamped Nail Art Design

Today I have a design for you that was inspired by all of the gorgeous nail art created for Black & White day of #31DC2014. I've always found the combination to be striking and I'm a little surprised it took me this long to do a design. I also added a twist to it that was inspired by a design Jacqui at Crafynail created recently.

Rica Whiteout DRK A stamping plate Mundo de Unas Black french tip
With so many firsts already going on with this design, I decided one more never hurts and finally pulled the blue film off of my DRK Nails DRK-A stamping plate that has been waiting for some attention for several months now.

Rica Whiteout
I started with a base of Rica Whiteout. I am so spoiled by the time savings of this one coat white! I really need to pick up Blackout, their one coat black. This is a single coat of Whiteout plus a coat of HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat.

Rica Whiteout DRK A stamping plate Mundo de Unas Black french tip


Rica Whiteout DRK A stamping plate Mundo de Unas Black french tip
Look Ma! Two hands! The nails on my Cinderella hand have been being a bit of a PITA recently and I had to file them down shorter than I prefer. This design required longer nails, which I just so happen to have on my dominant right hand at the moment. Go figure!

I chose 2 designs from DRK Nails DRK-A plate and stamped them with Mundo de Unas Black. I have wanted this plate FOREVER and it did not disappoint! I applied another coat of HK Girl Topcoat and allowed it to dry before applying French Tip guides and a coat of Sinful Colors Black on Black.

Sinful Colors Black on Black Rica Whiteout Julep Missy
Have you been wondering what the Peek-A-Boo was all about? Well thanks to Jacqui's inspiration I flipped my hand over and polished the undersides of my nails with Sinful Colors Black on Black (aka Louboutin Nails). I probably could have made cleanup a little easier for myself if I had applied the polish with a nail art brush instead of the polish brush. That will teach me to be lazy!

"Black and White Peek-A-Boo" Stamped Nail Art Design
I added topcoat and allowed it to dry. Then I used 2 smaller sized dotting tools to apply 1 bigger center and 2 smaller side dots of Julep Missy, a titanium metallic. I added a small dot of Rica Whiteout in the center of the middle dot. Of course I finished with yet another coat of HK Girl Topcoat. My nails have a pronounced C curve that made adding the dots a little more difficult than I was expecting, but it was worth it!

NailTek Foundation II, Rica Whiteout, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Julep Missy, HK Girl Topcoat, DRK Nails A
Product Recap:
Basecoat & Topcoat: NailTek Foundation II and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Base polish: Rica Whiteout
Accent polishes: Sinful Colors Black on Black, Julep Missy
Stamping plate: DRK Nails DRK-A
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Black

Rica Whiteout DRK A stamping plate Mundo de Unas Black french tip
I absolutely loved this design and thought it was the coolest thing every time I caught a glimpse at the undersides! It felt like my nails were truly "finished". If it wasn't for the fairly miserable process of trying to get all that black polish out from under my nails I would give serious thought to doing this with each and every manicure.

On a completely different note, I have to tell you that I wish I could have taken a photo of the crazy game of hand Twister I had going on with my right hand in the light box, my eye on the view finder and my left hand awkwardly looped over my head to be able to reach the shutter button. OMG what a joke! Thank you Amazon Prime for getting my new remote shutter button to me ASAP!

I hope you enjoyed this nail art design as much as I did! I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you for reading! I will see you at the next post.
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8 comments

  1. LA CAJITA DE DIANAOctober 6, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    WOOOOOOOOOOOW awesome nail art. Congrats.

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  2. So cool!!! It's great with just one side, never mind 2!!! I am impressed with your photo twister session too....I've had a remote shutter for a while, but I still remember without it... ;)
    Fun post!!!!

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  3. This is fabulous! Love the hidden rhinestones!

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  4. Awww thank you very much Diana! So glad you liked it! <3

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  5. Thanks Kim! 2 sides was definitely cool and I will do it again for sure! Yeah, photo twister, OMG! It never occurred to me that I would need such a thing as a shutter remote!

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  6. Thank you Anne! I was loving the hidden surprise too!

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  7. My nails are never going to be long enough to do the hidden under style nail art but I am LOVING it on yours. Gorgeous!

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  8. Hey Erin! Well I am a little sad that you can't do them too, but I am happy that you enjoyed mine! Thanks so much!

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