For my vegas trip awhile back in the spring, Emily actually did my nails and this is how it came out:
Now for those of you who do amazing nail art, props to you~ For others who don't have the patience, like me, can go get them done OR here is a method that Emily actually taught me to use.
So these amazing things are called nail plates. The vegas nails which Emily did for me were done by these tools. The original (somewhat pricy) ones are made by brands such as Konad but you can easily get the slightly cheaper knockoffs on Amazon or Ebay if you wish to spend less money. But be warned because some of the knockoffs are sharp along the edges so it is easy to cut yourself. But hey, you get what you get for the price...right? When you buy the plates, some sellers will give you the stamping tool for free and others, for a couple of dollars, either way the stamping tool is needed. The process of using these plates are rather simple.
Step 1: So once you get the stamps and tools, take the stamping tool and apply your choice of nail polish onto the plate.
Step 2: After, take the stamp roll it on the design of the plate you chose to apply your nail polish and apply the wet paint onto your nails. The design that was taken from the plate should now be applied to your nails.
It's that simple! (:
[caption id="attachment_316" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Repost from Pinterest by Jennifer Graves[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_317" align="aligncenter" width="443"] Nail plate, nail stamp, and razor (to scrape off the remaining paint)
taken from Lynsey Hamlyn's pinterest[/caption]
The standard plate has about six different designs and in the second picture, the red mushroom looking tool is the stamp where you roll the design unto from the plate. As the description, the razor is used to scrape off the remaining paint.
Christina is a blogger who blogs about nails on Nail Blog with her dachshund (: I came upon her when I was googling pictures for this post and I actually e-mailed her to get permission to use her pictures. If you guys are interested in nail art or just want to see really pretty nails for inspiration, you should check out her website!
On her blog, she had one section where she used nail plates ("nail stamping") for some of her amazing nails and here are a few photos:
[caption id="attachment_405" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Love Birds[/caption]
These nails look amazing and are rather simple to do thanks to the nail plates! Of course the above nail blog pictures contain multiple designs in one so like for the second picture, it is not just nail plates that she used. For full directions, click on the picture and it will take you to her blog post!
Oh and one more really cool thing about this blog is that she goes through different nail polishes and tests them, pictures them, and gives her two cents about it.
For example, the glow in the dark nail polish post shows an amazing type of nail polish that has the ability to bring nostalgic times back when I was young and had those glow in the dark stars posted up on the ceiling of my bedroom.
Aren't these amazing? Now that I know these really work, I plan on making a purchase myself ♡
Happy readings and Thank you! (: