November 6, 2014

Silk Stockings Stamped Nail Art Design featuring OPI

I have been really into lace nail art recently, as you'll see soon enough. The look of lace stamped over a nude nail has captivated me and inspired me to create this design. I'll try my best to space the others out some to keep it interesting.

OPI Tickle My France-y, OPI Big Apple Red, Julep Demi, Infinity Nails 42 plate, Daily Charme

My naked nails are not in good enough shape to go completely bare. I have some staining caused by using a nail strengthener as a basecoat that is growing out ever so slowly . So I scoured my stash for a nude polish that coordinated well with my skin tone.

OPI You Tickle My France-y, nude creme polish
The winner was OPI You Tickle My France-y. I applied 2 coats over my base coat and finished with HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat as I always do before stamping.

OPI Tickle My France-y, Infinity Nails 42 plate, Mundo de Unas Black
I stamped with one of my favorite lacy designs from Dashica's Infinity 42 plate using Mundo de Unas Black.

OPI Tickle My France-y, OPI Big Apple Red, Julep Demi, Infinity Nails 42 plate
I deliberated over adding black or red tips and finally chose the red thinking it would be different. I taped off with French guides and polished them with Julep Demi. It looked like the perfect oxblood red in the bottle, but ended up being too dark on my nails. So I re-taped them and went over Demi with OPI Big Apple Red. The two of them together gave me just the color I was hoping for.

OPI Tickle My France-y, OPI Big Apple Red, Julep Demi, Infinity Nails 42 plate, Daily Charme
The finishing touch was a little bit of bling from Daily Charme. I attached their Small Golden Rose and Retro Leaf charms to my middle finger with a dab of nail glue.

OPI Tickle My France-y, OPI Big Apple Red, Julep Demi, Infinity Nails 42 plate, Daily Charme
This was a fairly easy nail art design to create and it was so pretty! I got quite a few compliments wearing this one.

OPI Tickle My France-y, OPI Big Apple Red, Julep Demi, Infinity Nails 42 plate, Daily Charme
Product Recap:
Basecoat and Topcoat: NailTek Foundation II and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Base polish: OPI Tickle My France-y
Accent polish: Julep Demi and OPI Big Apple Red
Stamping plate: Dashica Infinity 42
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Black #2
Embellishments: Daily Charme Small Golden Rose and Retro Leaf

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on this design! I read and reply to every comment. Have you tried the stamped nude nail look yet?

Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post.
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14 comments

  1. LA CAJITA DE DIANANovember 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Wooow ..elegant, pretty, lovely and opi polish is beautiful color. You are an artist, love all your nail art. Thxs for share this beautiful design.. Espectacular. God Bless U.

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  2. The Nail Smith (Millie)November 6, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    I know what it's like to get stuck on a style/design like lace! Especially when there's just so many different combinations to try! Can't wait to see what other lacey designs you have for us ;-)

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  3. I am absolutely going through a huge lace phase in stamping. Your mani is gorgeous!

    PS I just wanted to add, I too am using a nail strengthener at the moment. But I use another base coat with it. I read a fellow blogger's post, can't remember who off the top of my head, and she said she always uses 2 different base coats at a time and it's helped to prevent staining. So far it's worked for me as well.

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  4. Awww, thank you Diana! What an amazing compliment! I am so glad you enjoyed my design sweetie. God bless you too! <3

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  5. Good to know I'm not the only one that get's fixated Millie! I had done this design a few weeks back, and 2 other lace plates arrived since. They are just gorgeous and I have to use them now!

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  6. Lovely!! And, isn't it fun to make your "own" color by layering two together - adding those reds just make the whole design pop. :) I can't wait to see more lace!!

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  7. It's so good to know I am not the only one Jenni! Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed it! Funny you should mention double base coat since I just started doing that the other day. The one that caused the staining on the bottom (because it really did help my nails) and another real base coat over it. Good to hear it works!

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  8. Why thank you sweetheart! I had no intention of making my own color, but it worked out great when my original choice didn't match my vision. So I now I have like 1,000 times more polishes than I actually have! LOL!

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  9. The Nail Smith (Millie)November 7, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    That's exactly how I felt when I ordered my Messy Mansion lace plate a while back! All the ideas just start pouring into your head! lol

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  10. I love this stamping design on your nails, I think this nail art looks great!
    Thanks for sharing it with us, and I'm looking forward to read your next article <3

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  11. Ah, MM44 is the final lace plate in my design trilogy! Took me a while to get my hands on it...always OOS! But it's mine now! <3

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  12. Thank you so much Julia! I am glad you enjoyed it and hope to have the next one up soon! :)

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  13. This might be my favorite one you've ever done!

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  14. WOW, thank you very much for that amazing compliment Anne! I am thrilled you enjoyed it! <3

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