This is a fairly straightforward stamped nail art design with one twist. Specifically, I just had to use my Wildflowers Stamping Gel again!! I feel like a kid with a new toy! Previously I used it for a Chrome on Chrome look in my Lucky Charms: St Patricks Day Stamped Nail Art. In this case, I chose to use rose gold chrome over a combination of gel polish and lacquer.
I began with 2 coats of Floss Gloss Baby Baby on my thumb, middle and pinky nails and 2 coats of Lavish on my remaining nails. I finished with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat. Once dry to the touch, I sponged a radial gradient on my middle finger nail using both Floss Gloss shades and followed with more topcoat. However, the gradient is wicked hard to see in these photos!
I allowed my nails several hours to dry completely before applying LeChat High Gloss Top Gel Sealer, curing and removing the tacky layer. If you apply gel over lacquer too soon you will find your nails bubbled and creased in a few hours! Not pretty!
I added the gel topcoat in part that I could easily remove any mis-stamps. Even I am not immune! But I’m also not sure if you can use stamping gel and chrome like this over regular topcoat. To be sure, I will have to test that next time!
It’s important to use a regular gel topcoat here instead of the No Wipe type or the chrome powder will stick to the entire nail.
Working on one nail at a time, I used Wildflowers Black Stamping Gel to apply 2 designs from UberChic Beauty YAY Spring! plate to my index, middle and pinky nails with my Big Bling from Clear Jelly Stamper. Next, I cured the gel for 30 seconds and then rubbed Daily Charme Rose Gold Chrome onto the nail with an eyeshadow applicator. Once I removed the excess powder, I applied Wildflowers Metallic Topcoat and cured. I love how the stamping gel gives an almost embossed look to the nails!
To add a bit of texture, I applied gel topcoat to my thumb and ring finger nails, scooped on Daily Charme Crystal Clear Glitter Dust and cured. I chose this particular glitter for the sugared look it provides.
Next, I added a Pink Bunny Charm of unknown origin to my ring finger nail. I finished the design with 4 small Swarovski Crystals in Rose Gold to make an ornament out of the ‘Happy Easter’ egg on my middle finger nail.
Floss Gloss Lavish
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
LeChat High Gloss Top Gel Sealer gel topcoat
UberChic Beauty ‘YAY Spring!’ stamping plate
Wildflowers Black Stamping Gel
Daily Charme Rose Gold Chrome
Wildflowers Metallic Topcoat
Pink Bunny Charm
Swarovski Rose Gold Crystals ss3
When I was a kid there was an Annual Easter Egg Hunt in my neighborhood. All of the parents would hide candy eggs all over outside for us to find on Easter Sunday. My father was particularly good at hiding them and I recall finding them for months afterward!
I would love to hear your thoughts on this gel stamped design! Does your family have any fun Easter traditions? We would color eggs every year too!